“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: https://kiac.ca/culture-quest/