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KIAC Culture Quest: Arts & Culture Funding Program (Yukon)

Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene.

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The fund is adjudicated by a Selection Committee.

Culture Quest supports:

  • First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices. (Such as projects within cultural festivals and gatherings, song revival, story-telling, regalia, traditional dancing, and other activities which involve public appreciation or engagement.)
  • Support the continued growth and development of creation,performance, or presenting capacity in the cultural sector,particularly in under-served communities or sectors. (Such as developing a performance circuit or a curated presentation space.)
  • Support opportunities for artists to create projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history. (Such as using a contemporary art form to express, interpret, explore, or study one’s own heritage stories and/or cultural history).
  • Support Yukon artists to prepare their work for the national or international stage(Such as mounting or rehearsing an existing production for a national tour or preparing for a national cultural event such as cultural contingents for major sporting games, Northern Scene, etc. or responding to a significant national or international online opportunity). This objective does not replace the Touring Artist Fund, but enables artists to prepare existing works for world class opportunities outside of Yukon.

Next Intake: April 15th, 2020. Though requests for $1000 or under may be submitted for consideration at any time.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from KIAC

MusiCounts TD Community Music Program / Le Programme de subventions communautaires pour la musique de MusiCompte-TD

“The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program provides musical instruments and equipment to community centres, after-school programs and other community non-profit organizations. MusiCounts supports both new and existing music programs. Community organizations who need instruments to ensure their music program’s sustained growth are encouraged to apply, as are community organizations who hope to begin offering a music program with MusiCounts’ help. The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program is offered in allotments up to $25,000 to deserving programs who are in need of MusiCounts’ support.”

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“Le Programme de subventions communautaires pour la musique de MusiCompte-TD fournit des instruments et du matĂ©riel de musique aux centres communautaires, aux programmes d’activitĂ©s parascolaires et Ă  d’autres organismes communautaires sans but lucratif. MusiCompte s’adresse tant aux nouveaux programmes de musique qu’à ceux qui existent dĂ©jĂ . Les organismes communautaires qui ont besoin d’instruments pour continuer de dĂ©velopper leur programme de musique sont invitĂ©s Ă  prĂ©senter une demande, tout comme le sont ceux qui espèrent pouvoir commencer Ă  offrir un programme de musique avec l’aide de MusiCompte.

L’aide accordĂ©e aux programmes mĂ©ritants dans le cadre du Programme de subventions communautaires pour la musique de MusiCompte-TD peut aller jusqu’à 25 000 $.”

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Call for Artists: Virtuosity of Blackness 3.0 (Art Starts, Toronto)

“We’re booking performers for the Virtuosity of Blackness 3.0. If you are a dancer, singer or spoken word artist between the ages of 16-35, we want to hear from you! Filming will take place on April 9th or 10th.

The Virtuosity of Blackness (VoB) is a showcase featuring some of the best, up-and-coming performing Black artists in the city.

In collaboration with RISE Edutainment, this presentation serves as a platform to encourage creativity, network and support emerging artists.

Both iterations featured over 30 talented performers, reached 2.5K people on social media, and sparked a lot of meaningful conversations.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Art Starts

SKETCH Spotlight Scholarships for Black Artists

Are you a Black Arts Leader or Arts Producer who’s involved with SKETCH?
Apply for a scholarship to receive mentorship, get your work highlighted on SKETCH’s platforms plus $2500!”

For more information and application form:

Donate to Spotlight Black Artist Scholarships Today!

“As addressing social injustice and anti-Black racism takes on new urgency, we need a new wave of creative leaders. Leaders who have experienced the challenges that need to be changed. Leaders who will find new ways to address long-standing issues because of their lived experience.

It takes a visionary leader today to invest in the leaders we will need for tomorrow.

We hope you will lead the way in supporting a generation of young Black leaders by contributing to the SKETCH Spotlight Scholarship for Black Artists.”

To make a donation to the scholarship, please visit:

-from SKETCH

The Countdown Public Art Project & Call for Community Art Ambassadors (ON)

“The Countdown Public Art Project is a province-wide initiative that creates outdoor monuments in public spaces to honour survivors of gender based violence and to imagine, or count down to, a world without gender based violence. 

“Countdown” is produced and led by Red Dress Productions with local leadership and community and civic partners, and the support of project advisor Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County.

During 2020 and 2021, we are proud to partner with Maggie’s Resource Centre in North Hastings and Lanark County Interval House and Community Support in Lanark County. Two pebble mosaic public artworks will be collaboratively created and permanently installed, one in Almonte/Mississippi Mills, and one in Bancroft/North Hastings. These two new Countdown monuments will succeed the eight others created with communities in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, PikwĂ kanagĂ n First Nation, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong, North Bay, Carleton Place and Brantford since 2016.

Red Dress Productions gratefully acknowledges 3-year project funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, operating funding from the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council, and additional support from EVA-Renfrew County. 

Red Dress Productions is hiring Community Art Ambassadors for the Countdown Public Art Project!

Remuneration: $1,000 honorarium for 50 hours of work (at a rate of $20/hour)
Length of Contract: April to August 2021 

Through community engaged art, the Countdown Public Art Project works to increase the public’s understanding of gender-based violence. There are eight Countdown Public Art pebble mosaic monuments across Ontario in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, and PikwĂ kanagĂ n First Nation, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong, North Bay, Carleton Place, and Brantford, created in collaboration with community members. This year, a new pebble mosaic will be built in Bancroft/North Hastings. 

The Countdown Public Art Project is produced and led by Red Dress Productions with local leadership and community and civic partners. In North Hastings, we are proud to partner with Tamarack/Maggie’s Resource Centre

We are looking for Community Art Ambassadors who are passionate about the Countdown Public Art Project and its goals, and who are keen to help connect people in North Hastings with the project. Find the full job description (PDF and Word doc) here.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Red Dress Productions
Graphic design by Tariq Sami, photography by Maureen Macmillan

Job Opportunity: Executive Director (Klondike Institute of Art and Culture)

“The Executive Director is Dawson City Arts Society’s (DCAS) chief operating officer, and in partnership with the DCAS Board of Directors, is responsible for the success of the DCAS operating arm, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). Together, the Executive Director and the Board assure the accomplishment of KIAC’s mission and vision.

This position has a wide range of responsibilities including the management of human and financial resources of the organization and the care and maintenance of the KIAC facility. The position represents the organization in the community and is the liaison with many community stakeholders and partners.

Essential Qualifications

  • A combination of post-secondary education (preferably arts management related) and demonstrated management or senior administrative experience, ideally in an arts related and/or not-for-profit environment reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, including administration related to project-based and core funding, annual budget preparation, cash flow management, payroll.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource management, including ability to train, supervise and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Willing and able to work in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive organization and community. Knowledge and understanding of Tr’ondĂ«k HwĂ«ch’in and/or Indigenous cultures in Canada.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including, but not limited to, word-processing, spreadsheets, email, and media relations.
  • Leadership experience at a senior level with the ability to balance day to day responsibilities while executing high level strategic objectives; effective time management skills.”

For more information, please visit:

-from KIAC

Martha Street Studio Relief Effort – Print Exchange

“We want to see your prints, and more importantly, we want others to enjoy them too! 

Please join us for the MSS Relief Effort – Print Exchange to receive 5 new works in the mail made by your fellow printmakers. If you are interested in participating, email your name and address to: askmartha[at] with the subject line: MSS Relief Effort – Print Exchange

Participants are asked to create an edition of at least 6 prints, paper size no larger than 5×8”, using at least one traditional printmaking technique. Martha Street Studio will take care of the distribution of the exchange so that everyone receives 5 prints by other artists. The sixth print will be kept in our print archive.
The theme is Resilience. Take that in whatever direction you’d like, or don’t! The exchange is open to any and all members of Martha Street Studio – If you are not currently a member you may purchase/renew your membership here:
The due date for print submissions is March 15th, 2021 (if your address is outside of Winnipeg your submission will be accepted late provided it is postmarked March 15th). You should receive your collection of 5 prints by the end of April, 2021. 

Please make sure that you have read and followed the guidelines posted on our website before submitting your print edition. If you have any queries please email: director[at] for clarification.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Martha Street Studio

Expressions of Interest – Community Engaged Public Artwork (Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga)

“The City of Mississauga invites professional artists and artist-led teams to submit expressions of interest to design a permanent public artwork integrated into glass panels located in the lobby of Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theatre. The selected artist(s) will work with community members to develop the design of the artwork.

Artists interested in this opportunity must submit an Expression of Interest by March 1, 2021. All costs and tasks associated with the fabrication, installation and maintenance of the artwork will be paid for and coordinated by the City of Mississauga.

The selected artist(s) will be expected to complete all community engagement and the artwork design by October 2021.

The total budget for this project is $15,000.

Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2021, by 4:00pm

Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity must be submitted in writing via email to philippa.french[at]

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit:

-from the City of Mississauga

Call For Writers: RE:IMAGINE (Culture Days)

“Culture Days is looking for contributors and writers with fresh perspectives and unique stories to share.

The arts emerged as a lifeline of joy, hope and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme. With an understanding that we cannot return to how things were, RE:IMAGINE signals a positive turning point that acknowledges a desire to forge new ideas and break new ground.

The Culture 365 blog is the spot for innovative and inspirational stories of cultural engagement and participation from across the country. This coming year, we’ll be sharing research, ideas, and stories examining the theme: how are artists, creatives, cultural organizations, and institutions contributing to what comes next? What will it take to create a sustainable and fundamentally inspiring industry that champions essential diversity, equity, and inclusion? What impact can this have on the greater public’s perception of arts and culture and its role in society?

It’s your move.

Are you following an artist collective that is RE:MIXING their practice? Know of a young activist that is working to RE:CALIBRATE arts and culture policy in Canada? Has the past year inspired you to pick up an old artistic skill and RE:AWAKEN your creativity?

We’re looking for both English and French pieces running approximately 800-1,000 words, preferably tied to a Canadian context. Culture Days is able to offer a flat fee of $300 CAD, and can work with you to develop your piece. Drop us a line, we’re all ears.

New to the Culture 365 blog? Check out our 2020 blog series here to get a sense of the stories we publish and our style.

Call open until March 12th at 5pm EST. Please email Alyssa Trudeau at alyssa.trudeau[at] with your pitch and 2-3 pieces of previous work.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Culture Days