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View or submit work to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection

The Government of Yukon maintains a growing collection of visual art. Currently it includes over 450 pieces. Works in the collection represent Yukon artists' practices or are significant to the legacy of Yukon art.

The collection includes works in a variety of media including: First Nations traditional and contemporary art, prints, photographs, carvings, sculpture, textiles, paintings, drawings and mixed media.

View the collection

Works from the collection are displayed in public buildings in Whitehorse, Dawson, Faro, Haines Junction and Mayo for the enjoyment of Yukoners and visitors.

Periodically you can see artwork from the collection at exhibitions curated by the Government of Yukon's art curator or when works are loaned to other institutions.

See recent acquisitions on the Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection website or download the 2019/20 acquisition list.

Download the complete list of artworks currently in the collection.

Submit your work to the collection

The Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection society holds a call for submissions each year. During this time, Yukon artists are welcome to submit an application to have their artwork considered for the permanent collection.

Find the submission forms on this page when the call for 2020–21 opens.

For questions, email erin.corbett@gov.yk.ca

Selection process

The Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection are a charitable, non-profit society. The society's jury makes a selection from all the eligible submissions. They ensure artworks in the collection are unique, high quality and relevant to Yukon and/or the legacy of Yukon artists.

The minimum annual budget for acquisitions is $30,000. New acquisitions are announced and exhibited each year after the jury process.

Donate work to the collection

For advice about donations, contact the art curator. The Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection society reviews donations under the same process as the call for submissions. Donors may be eligible to receive a tax receipt in return for their donations.

Contact: 

For questions about how to submit or donate work to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, email the art curator at arts.yukon@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5858.