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Permanent Art Collection

Yukon Permanent Art Collection

New Are you an artist preparing a submission to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection?

Free session with a professional photographer for 3D artwork is available for artists preparing their work for submission. You can bring up to 3 photography-ready pieces. Assistance in preparing bios and artist statements for applications will also be available. Registration is required, so please get in touch to reserve your spot!

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (sessions 20 minutes each)
Where: Yukon Arts Society, Arts Underground

To register, please contact:
Erin Corbett, Visual Art Project Coordinator
Department of Tourism and Culture
(867) 667-5941
1-800-667-0408 ext. 5941

Brought to you by Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Yukon Arts Society and the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Arts Section.

The deadline for submissions to the Permanent Art Collection is February 1, 2018 (see below). Submission guidelines and forms can be downloaded from:

The Yukon Permanent Art Collection provides Yukoners and visitors with an opportunity to experience our cultural legacy as it is expressed through the visual arts, and contributes to the professional development and economic well-being of Yukon artists.

The works purchased for the collection are selected by a volunteer organization, the Friends of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. This non-profit society strives to ensure that the collection contains quality works suitable for a public collection, which are of relative importance and relevance to Yukon and are unique.

 Found Forged and Fused 2015
Found, Forged and Fused exhibition, summer 2015, Yukon Arts Centre. Photo: Government of Yukon       

Works from the collection are displayed in public areas of Yukon Government buildings in Whitehorse, Dawson, Faro, Haines Junction and Mayo for the enjoyment of Yukoners and visitors to the territory. Artwork from the collection is also periodically displayed in special curated exhibitions produced by the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Arts Section or through loans to other institutions.

Additional display areas in Yukon buildings which can provide security and conservation may be considered.


Call for Submissions
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection and the Government of Yukon are pleased to announce a focused call for submissions. In an effort to develop specific areas of the collection, we are inviting artists to submit relief and three-dimensional works of art for consideration.

What is eligible? Relief and three-dimensional works include, but are not limited to:

  • Traditional and contemporary tufting, birch bark, fish scale and quill work;
  • Fine craft including jewelry, ceramics and pottery;
  • Traditional sewing and beading; and
  • Sculpture (wood, metal, mixed media, stone, etc.).

We are looking for work that demonstrates exceptional skill, innovation originality and vision. Artists at any stage of their careers and from all communities are invited to apply.

Read the guidelines, then fill out a submission form.

If you have questions, contact the Art Curator.


2017 Exhibition of New Acquisitions

Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre and the Government of Yukon are pleased to present On Our Way Home, an exhibition showcasing new acquisitions from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.

The exhibition will be on display until March 4, 2018. Come and see the latest additions to the collection!




Garnet Muething, Arts Curator, prepares artifacts from the Collection for display at the J.V. Clark School(above) and Binet House(below), in Mayo, YT.