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Touring Artist Fund

Application intake deadlines:

  • March 15
  • June 15
  • September 15
  • December 15

Application & Guidelines  [1.73 MB ]



For assistance with your application, contact an Arts Advisor.

The Touring Artist Fund fosters the development of the arts by supporting literary, visual and performing artists, ensembles and companies to present their work publicly at professionally curated national or international exhibitions, concerts, festivals, or showcases. 

The maximum allocation per application is $10,000. Typically, only one application per applicant can be funded each year.

Sarah MacDougall at Winnipeg Folk Festival
Photo: MJ Dandeneau


Brenda Lee Asp's fashions on the runway

Brenda Lee Asp's fashions on tour at Western Canada Fashion Week
Photo: Kelly Rosborough

Touring must be outside of Yukon. At least one venue on the tour must have been the result of a professional curation or selection or adjudication process.

The fund is adjudicated by the Yukon Arts Advisory Council.

Dennis_Shorty_& Jennifer_Froehling_Perform

Dennis Shorty and Jennifer Froehling perform Kaska songs as Dena Zagi (People's Voice) at the Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan as part of a two exhibition tour of Dennis Shorty's artwork. His original carvings were later exhibited at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and the Alberta College of Art + Design.


Photos: Kristy Pomrenke


Joanna Lilley reads at Tree Reading Series on her poetry book tour.


Contact an Arts Advisor

Arts Section, Cultural Services Branch
Department of Tourism and Culture
Government of Yukon
Tel: 1-867-667-8789
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8789 
Fax: 1-867-393-6456

Office Location
100 Hanson Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-3),
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6