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.
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.
- Read and complete the submission form.
- Submit your application:
In person: 100 Hanson Street in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection Acquisition Committee
Arts Section, c/o Art Curator (L-3)
Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
- The selection committee will jury work in March 2020.
For questions, email email@example.com.
The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2020.
Allow time to mail your submission if required.
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.
For questions about how to submit or donate work to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, email the art curator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 867-667-5858.