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.

Support for COVID-19 pandemic impacts

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasing the Arts Fund by $125,000. There will be a one-time special intake for this amount on April 20, 2020. 

The special intake criteria will suspend the current funding threshold and allow applicants to apply for 100% of eligible project expenses. 


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. 

  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.
Phone: 867-667-3535 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3535.
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.


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