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
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.