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 475 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 2020–21 Yukon Permanent Art Collection acquisitions list.

Find more artworks currently in collection on the Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection website.

Submit your work to the collection

Submissions are currently closed.

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 collection.

Find the submission forms on this page when the call for 2021–22 opens.

Yukon residents of all backgrounds, at any stage of their creative paths and from all communities are invited to apply. This includes but is not limited to Indigenous, Black, and racialized people; refugees, newcomers and immigrants; LGBTQ+, two-spirit and gender non-binary people; people with (dis)abilities; and those with low-incomes or living in poverty.

If there are any barriers or challenges to you applying, please contact us so we can find a solution.

If you have questions, email arts.yukon@yukon.ca or phone: 867-667-5858.

Selection process and budget

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.

For the 2021 Call for Submissions, we increased the budget to $60,000. This call was also dedicated to Yukon artists currently residing in the territory. These changes were to better support artists who live and create work in Yukon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donate work to the collection

For advice about donations, contact the art curator at arts.yukon@yukon.ca or phone: 867-667-5858.

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.