The Cultural Industries Training Fund (CITF) is now being administered by the Department of Tourism and Culture.
The CITF provides support for professional training and skill development with the goal of increasing business and employment opportunities for cultural workers, businesses and entrepreneurs in Yukon. The fund supports the business and economic side of the cultural industries, including film, video and digital media; music and sound recording; visual arts and crafts; performing arts; writing and publishing; and the cultural labour force.
The next intake for funding applications is March 15, 2019. The total budget for 2019–20 is $75,000.
The cultural industries contribute directly to Yukon’s economy. The CITF helps to grow this sector while supporting the development of tourism, small business, manufacturing and education. We are pleased to take on the administration of CITF and thank the Yukon Arts Centre for their work in administering the fund to this point
Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys
At $56.3 million in 2016, Yukon’s cultural industries accounted for 2.1 per cent of the territory’s Gross Domestic Product and 857 jobs.
The Cultural Industries Training Fund was previously administered by the Yukon Arts Centre, which has elected to no longer perform this function.
There will be no substantial changes to the application process and a committee of cultural industry representatives will continue to make the funding recommendations.
The Cultural Industries Training Fund is funded by the Department of Education and has four application intakes a year: the 15th of January, March, May and September.