Funding for Advanced Artist Award doubled

As part of its ongoing effort to respond to the impact of COVID-19 across the arts sector, the Government of Yukon is increasing funding for the annual fall intake of the Advanced Artist Award program from $75,000 to $150,000.

Funded in partnership with Lotteries Yukon, the Advanced Artist Award makes available up to $10,000 for projects and personal artistic development for established artists with a substantial body of publicly exhibited work. Applications are adjudicated through an arm’s length process by a peer jury of fellow Yukon artists.

The funding increase to the annual October 1 intake will allow more eligible projects to receive financial support.

Yukon has a strong and diverse arts community that continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Yukon is proud to support Yukon artists through these difficult times.

Minister of Department Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys

Quick facts 
  • An enhanced intake of the Advanced Artist Award held this spring provided $150,000 to 22 Yukon artists working in film, music, poetry, painting, textiles and more.

  • To date, the Government of Yukon has provided $350,000 in additional arts funding to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on this important sector.

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Cameron Webber
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-332-0400
cameron.webber@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-266