Apply to government artwork competitions

Public art competitions

We promote the appreciation of visual arts in Yukon by putting artwork in public spaces. We run art competitions for public buildings, parks and other spaces. These opportunities will be posted below as they open.

To be notified when a new competition is posted, email arts.yukon@gov.yk.ca, or phone the visual arts project coordinator: 867-667-5941.

Current competition: Yukon Permanent Art Collection

The annual call for submissions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection is now open.

Learn how to submit your work.

Current competition: 2020 Tourism Banners

About the project

The Tourism Banners showcase local artists. Their artwork presents authentic and original depictions of Yukon, reflecting a vibrant and exciting place.

The last banner art was chosen in 2017. These banners inspired viewers with beauty, playful honesty and offbeat energy. They welcomed visitors and celebrated Yukon's vibrant visual art legacy.

The artwork of the 2020 banners will creatively show how Yukon is an unparalleled place to visit.

Eligibility

Individual Yukon artists can submit proposals. Teams and non-Yukon artists are not eligible.

Deadline for submissions

4 p.m. PST on January 8, 2020.

Submit a proposal

  1. To get the Request for Proposal information package, contact the visual arts project coordinator.
    Email: erin.corbett@gov.yk.ca
    Phone: 867-667-5941
    Toll free: 1-800-661-0408 extension 5941
     
  2. Read and complete the package.
     
  3. Submit a proposal:
    In person: 100 Hanson Street in Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: erin.corbett@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Arts Section, Attn: Erin Corbett (L-3)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
     
  4. We will contact you with results in February 2020.