The Government of Yukon maintains a growing collection of visual art. Currently, it includes over 500 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;
- 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.
Find more artworks currently in the collection on the Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection website.
See the complete list of the collection.
Submit your work to the collection
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 non-binary people;
- People with disabilities 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.
Download the 2023-24 Call for Submissions Guidelines and Form.
The selection criteria are available on the Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection website.
If you have questions, email email@example.com 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 acquisitions committee makes selections from all eligible submissions. They ensure works of art 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 $60,000. New acquisitions are announced and exhibited each year after the selection process.
Donate work to the collection
For advice about donations, contact the art curator at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.