The Purpose of the Program:
The Yukon Arts Centre is dedicated to supporting the development of arts in the Yukon.
Our facilities, including the Old Fire Hall, are dedicated to the presentation and development of arts events.
@YAC encourages the use of YAC resources by creators during all stages of artistic development.
We're here to aid in the creation and execution of new and/or existing works, festivals, events, special performances, or other creative works.
1) @YAC is open to community and professional artists, emerging and established as well as companies, not-for-profit arts organizations and collectives.
2) The project lead must be a resident of the Yukon, or partnering with a Yukon company.
3) The @YAC Residency programs have rolling, ongoing intakes. Once submitted, you will receive a response after 2 weeks, where possible, for projects that follow 6 months from the application date.
4) Please note that if your project begins within 6 months of the application, the availability of space is unlikely.
5) Only submit one application per project, even if your desired project will occur in several stages over various years. For example, if a company has a theatre show which will rehearse in 2020 but have a technical application in 2021, this whole project will be one ask.
6) Groups or companies with more than one project happening within one calendar year, all projects will need their own application to ensure clarity.*
Types of Residencies:
Individuals and groups may look to partner with YAC through two different types of residencies depending on the applicants needs:
InStudio@YAC - Creation Residency
This phase of development is creation-based, and requires the use of YAC space only with no technical, marketing or Front of House required. The goal of this phase is to provide the time in the studio to support the artist's process and/or the community they serve. This phase cannot include public showings or performances.
InTech@YAC – Technical Residency
This is for projects that require access to YAC theatre facilities (YAC Mainstage, OFH) in order to use technical aspects of the venue that are impossible in other spaces.
The goal of this phase is to help the applicant refine the final technical elements of their performance before a public presentation or touring. This phase does not include Public Performances.
Support from YAC in development phases does not guarantee support from YAC throughout the entirety of the project. Usually residencies do not include costs associated with public performances. Requests for presenting partnerships should go to:
Michele Emslie, Director of Programming
How to Apply (Info):
1. Review the application form carefully and confirm your project meets the criteria above. Prepare a 150 word description of the project.
2. Choose a range of possible dates or seasons and the type of residency (InStudio or InTech) and whether you need time for performance or public engagement during or following the residency.
3. Contact YAC Venue Coordinator, Brenda Pilatzke-Vanier, to dicuss venue availability and place holds on desired dates. (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 867-667-8568)
4. Fill out and submit the application electronically OR;
Mail Application to:
Yukon Arts Centre
Attn: Residency @YAC, (Applicant Name) Box 16, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5X9
Applications will be reviewed by a selection of YAC staff.
Successful applications may only receive a portion of their support requested from YAC, based on the resources available.
You will be contacted by YAC Venue Coordinator, Brenda Pilatzke-Vanier following your submission to attend an Intake Meeting to discuss the full scope of the project and how YAC can support it.
Applications for large scale performances (musicals, festivals, etc.) may be asked to submit supplemental documents such as budgets, technical riders, and production calendars prior to these Intake Meetings.