Arts Advisory Council (Yukon)

  • About the Arts Advisory Council (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member of the Arts Advisory Council (Yukon)
  • Current members
  1. About the Arts Advisory Council (Yukon)

    The Council has the following functions:

    • make recommendations to the Minister on financial assistance to individual artists and arts organizations;
    • at least once every two years, conduct a review of the criteria for financial assistance and make recommendations to the Minister about how to serve the current needs of artists, arts organizations, and arts consumers;
    • monitor the implementation of the Yukon arts policy and other programs and services under the Act;
    • make recommendations to the Minister about changes to the Yukon arts policy; and
    • make recommendations to the Minister on matters that the Minister refers to the Council for its advice.
    • Authority: Arts Act, section 4
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: Established, professional artists, knowledgeable participants in the arts or people that have made a significant contribution to the development of the arts. Members are selected with the goal of representing several arts disciplines, Yukon communities and the distinct interests of First Nations artists.
    • Term: not to exceed 3 years but may be reappointed for a further term
    • Meetings: 5 times per year
    • Department: Tourism and Culture
    • Honoraria: OIC 2002/170
  2. Apply to be a member of the Arts Advisory Council (Yukon)

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.

    Apply

    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Allison (Al) A., Cushing, member from March 30, 2017, to March 29, 2020
    • Claire Ness, member from July 3, 2019, to July 2, 2022
    • Jacqueline (Jackie) Olson, member from March 30, 2017, to March 29, 2020
    • John Firth, member from January 1, 2018, to January 19, 2021
    • Joshua Lesage, member from July 3, 2019, to July 2, 2022
    • Krista Reid, member from June 8, 2017, to June 7, 2020
    • Mellisa Murray, member from January 1, 2018, to January 19, 2021
    • Mary Ellen Read, member from July 3, 2019, to July 2, 2022
    • Nicole Bauberger, member from March 30, 2017, to March 29, 2020

Contact 

For questions about the Arts Advisory Council (Yukon) phone 867-667-3535, or fax 867-393-7400, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3535.