Apply for funding to train in the cultural industries

The Cultural Industries Training Fund supports the training needs of Yukon's cultural industry. It funds training that will increase employment, productivity or economic potential.

It supports training for jobs relating to the economic aspect of the arts sector. These jobs enable artists' work to reach the public. This includes jobs such as: artistic director, general manager, production coordinator, marketer, framer, curator, conservator, editor, copyist, tuner, production accountant, translator, publisher, designer, make-up artist, etc.

Apply for funding to develop your professional artistic skills through the Advanced Artist Award.

Eligibility

  • Individuals can apply for training funds that will increase their employment or business opportunities.
  • Groups can apply for funding to hold training if there is real economic potential and demand for the training.

Eligible sectors

  1. Screen arts: film, video and digital media
  2. Music and sound recording
  3. Visual arts and crafts
  4. Performing arts
  5. Writing and publishing
  6. Cultural labour force

A representative from each sector is on the selection committee.

Eligible expenses

Eligible expenses include but aren't limited to:

  • planning and coordination
  • promotion
  • travel
  • rental of venue or equipment
  • professional fees

Apply for funding

  1. Contact an arts advisor to ensure your project is eligible. Email artsfund@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-8789.
  2. We will put you in touch with the appropriate sector representative. They have experience in the cultural industries and will discuss your project with you to ensure that it is good fit for this program.
  3. Read and complete the guidelines and application form. The fillable form won't function in your browser, you must download a copy and save it to your desktop. You will be able to view and save the content in this copy. We recommend using a browser other than Chrome to access this form. Download the guidelines and form
  4. Submit your application:
    In Person: 100 Hanson Street in Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: ArtsFund@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6456
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Cultural Industries Training Fund (L-1)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Sector representatives meet to review the applications and make funding recommendations. We will notify you of the results within 3 weeks of the application deadline.
 

Application deadlines

The deadline is 4:30 p.m. PST on:

  • March 15
  • May 15
  • September 15
  • January 15

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it moves to the next business day. Late applications will not be accepted.

Past recipients

See who has received the Cultural Industries Training Fund from 2015 to present.