Information current

October 19, 2021

There are exposure notices in our community. Keep practising the Safe 6 plus 1. For COVID-19 medical questions, phone 811; for non-medical COVID-19 questions email covid19info@yukon.ca.

Support for arts and culture sectors

Great Yukon Summer local events funding

This fund is for public events to be held in Yukon between June 21 and September 30, 2021.

A minimum of $250,000 is available. Eligible applicants may receive up to 80 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum or $15,000.

The deadline to apply is June 18, 2021.

Find application and eligibility information. 

Additional support through Arts Fund and Arts Operating Fund

$250,000 will be offered as top-up funding to the organizers of events already receiving support either through the:

This extra funding will help amplify and increase the reach of these events.

For more information, email artsfund@gov.yk.ca.

Enhancements to arts funding programs

The arts and culture sectors are of great importance to Yukon and Yukoners and we're working on initiatives to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We'll post funding and program announcements to this page as information becomes available.

Touring Artist Fund

We have temporarily modified the eligibility criteria for the Touring Artist Fund. As of June 15, 2020, eligible projects include: 

  • touring within Yukon; and
  • online (digital) "tours". 

This change is meant to better support artists while travel and health restrictions are in place. 

Learn more or apply to the fund.

Cultural Industries Training Fund

In April 2020, we held an extra intake of the Cultural Industries Training Fund (CITF).

The CITF supports training for jobs that enable artists’ work to reach the public. 

Due to COVID-19 guidelines established by Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health, training opportunities should have been done by distance or online. Preference was given to training that allowed people to adapt to the current situation and present digitally.

Learn more or apply to the fund.

Arts Fund

We increased the Arts Fund by $125,000.

There was a one-time special intake on April 20, 2020 for that amount.

The special intake criteria suspended the usual threshold and allowed applicants to apply for 100% of eligible project expenses. The regular June, September and December intakes for Arts Fund have not changed.

Learn how to apply to the Arts Fund.

On Yukon Time 2020 – special funding

We provided $150,000 in special funding for arts-related initiatives in light of COVID-19 impacts.

We adapted our On Yukon Time program to support artists and organizations in this time of lost revenue and uncertainty. This was a one-time change for the 2020–21 fiscal year.

We accepted applications for this funding in April and October, 2020.

See the list of recipients.

Advanced Artist Award

For both the April 1, 2020 and the October 1, 2020 intakes of the Advanced Artist Award, $150,000 was available in funding. Normally, $75,000 is allocated for each intake.

This additional funding allowed more artists to use the downturn associated with COVID-19 to enhance their artistic professional development.

Learn more or apply for the Advanced Artist Award.

 

Find a complete list of arts funding programs

Contact us

Email

Our office is practicing physical distancing and sometimes we're working from home. During this time, the best way to contact us is by email. We can help.

Email artsfund@yukon.ca and we can set up a phone appointment with an arts advisor.

Phone:

Call 867-667-3535 or toll free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3535 for these funds:
  • Arts Fund;
  • Arts Operating Funds; 
  • Advanced Artist Award;
  • New Canadians Event Fund;
  • Cultural Industries Training Fund;
  • Touring Artist Fund; or
  • On Yukon Time.

Information resources

Canadian Heritage

Previously awarded grants and contributions for local events, festivals or other initiatives are maintained and take into account the possibility of cancellations due to COVID-19.

Visit their website for more information.

Canada Council for the Arts

Visit their webpage: Important information related to COVID-19.