Department of Tourism and Culture

Arts Section

Culture Quest



Funding for cultural activities that span creation, celebration, collaboration, presentation learning or touring is available through the Yukon Government’s Culture Quest program.

This program invests in projects such as events, training and development, partnerships, and commissions towards developing more cultural products for local and outside audiences to enjoy.

In recognition of the “Decade of Sport and Culture” Culture Quest was developed in 2003 to provide lasting benefits to Yukon tourism and cultural sectors. The Culture Quest  program is a unique program funded by the Department of Tourism and Culture and delivered through a contribution agreement with the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC). It is not a funding program, but a creation fund that is utilized to initiate new programming and advance the development of the arts and heritage in Yukon. The Yukon Arts Centre, in consultation with First Nations and community partners, plans and executes Culture Quest community initiatives that address the following objectives:

• To support Yukon communities and First Nations to express themselves culturally and thereby enrich the lives of Yukon people.

• To increase capacity in the cultural sector and to provide lasting legacies to artists and cultural organizations beyond the Canada Winter Games, towards future development and exposure opportunities such as the 2010 Olympics.

• To strengthen ties between contemporary artistic expression and our cultural heritage. 

Contact Culture Quest Program

Michele Emslie
Program Administrator
Arts Centre
Phone: 1-867-667-8476
Fax: 1-867- 393-6300 

Office Location
300 College Drive (beside Yukon Archives)
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 16
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5X9