COVID-19 support available for arts and culture sectors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the Yukon arts community faces many challenges. Find support and program announcements for arts and culture.

Apply to the Arts Fund

The Arts Fund supports group projects that develop the arts and engage the public in Yukon. A total of $500,000 is available each year. Applicants can receive funding for up to 70% of eligible expenses.

Eligibility

Any groups proposing an arts activity that addresses the Arts Fund criteria and Yukon Arts Policy. These can include:

  • non-profit societies;
  • industry and community associations;
  • school and local advisory councils;
  • First Nations and municipal governments; and
  • artist collectives.

Apply to the Arts Fund

Before you apply download the application and guidelines. Make sure your group and project are eligible. 

Contact an arts advisor if you have questions or are uncertain about any recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Our office is practicing social distancing and we're mostly working from home. Email artsfund@gov.yk.ca and we can set up phone appointments.

  1. We recommend you contact an arts advisor to discuss your project. You can also review our tips for applying to help you write your application.
  2. Complete the application and prepare your supporting materials.
  3. Submit your completed application before the deadline.

To contact an arts advisor or submit your application:

In person: 100 Hanson Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On the day of the deadline, there will be a drop box for applications inside our doors. 
Email: artsfund@gov.yk.ca
Phone: 867-667-3535 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3535.
Mail:
Government of Yukon
Arts Fund (L-3)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Funding decision process

The Yukon Arts Advisory Council reviews the applications and makes funding recommendations to the Minister of Tourism and Culture for approval. Applicants are notified of the results within 8 weeks of the application deadline.

Application deadlines

The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. PST on: March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a special intake on April 20, 2020. 

The regular June, September and December intakes have not changed.

Applications must be postmarked on or before the day of the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it moves to the next business day.

Past recipients

See a listing of past fund recipients from 2013 to present.

Support for COVID-19 pandemic impacts

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we held a one-time special intake for $125,000 on April 20, 2020. We adapted this funding in response to the immediate need of our community.

Contact: 

For questions about applying to the Arts fund email artsfund@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-3535 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3535.