Department of Tourism and Culture

Arts Section

Arts Funding

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Arts Funding and Awards

Ken Anderson public art sculpture
Public Art Sculpture, Box of Light by Ken Anderson/Yukon Government

Yukon Government recognizes Community Arts that foster a broad level of participation and are a valuable source for personal and community development, education, and recreational enjoyment; Professional Arts that create and present artistic experiences for local and national audiences; and, Cultural Industries that have potential to create jobs for Yukoners in creative and supporting industries.

All programs recognize the significance of First Nation traditional arts: carving, sewing, traditional garments, beading, moose hair tufting, quillwork, etc.

Funding is also available for holding events which support the cultures, traditions, and experiences of new Canadians settling in Yukon as well as for developing culturally-based projects for presentation or exhibition to audiences on national or international stages.

A new website

We are in the process of moving webpages to our new website - As arts funding pages are updated, the links below will take you to the most recent version.

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What funding programs are right for me?

I am:

in a cultural organization planning an event New Canadians Event Fund 
in a non-profit society or collective with a community art project   Arts Fund
a professional artist going on tour   Touring Artist Fund
an advanced artist with a skills development project   Advanced Artist Award
on the Board of an arts society  Arts Operating Fund
developing a work for the world stage or as cultural expression  Culture Quest
working in the cultural industries and seeking specific training  Cultural Industries Training Fund