Friday, February 27, 2009

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: April 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC)
Artist in Residence Program

Dawson City, Yukon
January 1, 2010 through to December 31, 2010

General Call:

The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) is now accepting applications from visual artists, media artists, and interdisciplinary artists for its 2010 Artist in Residence Program.

The residence accommodates up to 2 artists concurrently - for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work.

Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development, and provide exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary arts practices and theories within the community.

Residencies are from 4 - 12 weeks duration starting from January 1, 2009 through to December 31, 2009. Participants are responsible for all travel and personal expenses including food and materials related to their work.

The Artist in Residence Program is located in the Macaulay Residence. Built in 1901, the home is now owned by Parks Canada as part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada.

2010 The Natural & The Manufactured – An Odd Gallery and KIAC Artist in Residence Thematic Project:

The Odd Gallery seeks proposals from visual artists working in all media for gallery-based and temporary off-venue exhibitions such as outdoor and site-specific installations. Artists may propose completed work or new work and are encouraged to apply for a concurrent residency with KIAC’s Artist in Residence Program.

Currently, project activities are presented as part of KIAC’s annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival that takes place in mid-August, and includes exhibitions (one gallery-based and one outdoor-based), opening receptions, artists’ talks and guest lectures that are intended to stimulate and engage audiences in a re-examination of the various cultural and economic values imposed on the environment, while exploring alternative political, social, economic and aesthetic agendas and strategies towards a re-interpretation of the regional landscape and social infrastructure.

Please mark your application “Natural & Manufactured Residency”. Artists applying for this thematic project who are not offered an exhibition may still have their application for residency considered under the General Call for Submissions.

Go to Odd Gallery on this website for exhibition proposal information and visit for more detailed project information.

ELIGIBILITY: KIAC accepts applications from visual artists, media artists and interdisciplinary artists. Consideration will be given to professional, established and emerging Canadian and international artists. All disciplines will be considered including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Design, Architecture, Photography, Installation, Performance, Video and Film, Filmmaking, New Media, and Audio. KIAC encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Residencies are available for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work. Artists' proposed projects should take into account KIAC's limited resources. Projects that do not require access to specialized equipment (currently available resources listed below) are most suitable to the residency program. Artists are responsible for ensuring any additional specialized equipment. Please refer to the Additional Information for Applicants section on our website for a description of KIAC resources.

ADMISSIONS: Residents are selected by a jury composed of regional practicing artists and arts professionals.

FEES: There is no fee charged or stipend paid for a residency. Participants are responsible for the cost of all travel to and from Dawson City as well as all materials related to their artwork and for personal living expenses including food. Artists in Residence are asked to provide one free public talk during their residency. Artists who provide additional outreach programming through KIAC will be paid accordingly within the current KIAC fee structure.

FACILITIES: The Artist in Residence facilities are located in the Macaulay Residence. Constructed in 1901, this 2-story home is now owned by Parks Canada as part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada. The building can accommodate two individual artists concurrently. Residents are provided with an individual studio space and bedroom, along with shared living room, bathroom and kitchen areas. The studios measure 16' x 14' and 13' x 12' respectively and are provided with some natural light and additional portable studio lights and basic furnishings. There may be limited access, by special request, to additional KIAC facilities and equipment. For more detailed information on the Residence facilities and additional KIAC facilities go the Additional Information for Applicants section on our website. Contact the Residency Coordinator for details.

COLLABORATION: If applying as a collaborative team, both artists should submit separate applications along with a joint project proposal. Work samples may be individual or examples of previous collaboration.

COUPLES: Couples (who are both artists) may apply individually for concurrent residency. It is possible that only one or the other might be accepted.

Application Form

KIAC Artist in Residence Program
Lance Blomgren, Program Coordinator

Bag 8000
902 - 2nd Avenue
Dawson City, Yukon
Y0B 1G0

Phone: 1-867-993-5005
Fax: 1-867-993-5838