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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@yukon.ca, or phone the visual arts project coordinator: 867-667-5941.

Current competition: 202223 Tourism Banners

About the project

The Department of Tourism and Culture invites Yukon artists to submit proposals of original artwork designs. These designs will appear on the 202223 Tourism Banners.

Since 2018, the Tourism Banner program has shared many ways in which Yukon has captured the hearts of artists. The depictions welcome visitors with vibrant energy and unique northern imagery. Starting in spring of 2022, the next set of Tourism Banners will offer a fresh take on Yukon’s charm. They will be up for 2 years.

If you have questions about this project or would like to receive the submission form and guidelines, email erin.corbett@yukon.ca or phone 867-332-6543.

Submission deadline

The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. on August 2, 2021.

Previous banners

The current Tourism Banners were announced in 2020. Read about the 2020 designs.

Past competition: Gender-Inclusive Washroom Mural

The Gender-Inclusive Washroom Mural call for proposals is now closed.

About the project

There is a new multi-user gender-inclusive washroom at the Yukon Visitor Information Centre in downtown Whitehorse. The mural project aims to set a tone of inclusivity and acceptance. Individual artists and teams were invited to submit proposals for the mural.

If you have questions about this project, email erin.corbett@yukon.ca or phone 867-332-6543.

Submission deadline

The deadline for submissions was 4:30 p.m. on June 14, 2021.