Arts and culture

The Government of Yukon Main Administration Building in Whitehorse on Aug. 21, 2020. The Yukon government is looking for feedback on its newly released draft of its creative and cultural industries 10-year strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon government seeks feedback on plan to advance creative industries

The Yukon government released a draft of its creative and cultural industries…


Tourism and Culture Minister Jeanie McLean speaks during legislative assembly in Whitehorse on Nov. 27, 2017. The Yukon government has doubled this year’s budget to purchase work for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

YG doubles funding for permanent art collection acquisitions

The Yukon government has doubled this year’s budget to purchase work for…


Five community projects in the Yukon have collectively received $33,700 from the Culture Quest fund, which is administered through The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture. (Maura Forrest/Yukon News file)

September Culture Quest recipients announced

Five community projects in the Yukon have collectively received $33,700 from the…


Heart of Riverdale gets creative … online!

Art, music and dance classes for all ages are as close as your tablet or computer

  • Apr 27, 2020

UPDATED: Cancellations and closures sweep the Yukon as COVID-19 concerns increase

Facilities, performances and businesses temporarily shut.

Heart of Riverdale gets set for art marathon

The March 8 event grew out of past dance marathons

No wifi, no bed, no studio: ‘Oddball’ residency is the ultimate artistic immersion

This trail pushes artists out of their comfort zone and reconnects them with their practice

  • Dec 30, 2019

A pressing matter

Yukon artist teaches people how to print with a two-ton machine

Whitehorse open mic night organizer earns arts award

‘Whitewater Wednesdays is one of those institutions that makes living up here worth it’

Sam Roberts has a camping trip

CanCon favourite has a Whitehorse show scheduled for July 25. That’s about all we know for sure

No retreat: Keno arts workshop keeps festival-goers busy

‘This festival is bringing out the best in people’

  • Jul 10, 2018

Nature, history drive artist inspiration for Created at the Canyon

Put on by the Yukon Conservation Society, the event sees six artists create work at Miles Canyon

What a relief: Art Anonymous raises money for Yukon artists in need

‘The reality is an artist’s life is hard’

Yukon Writers Festival’s Young Authors Conference aims to get kids writing

‘I think the most important thing is just to build a writing culture’

Human rights activist Payam Akhavan opens Massey Lectures in Whitehorse Sept. 13

‘We are incomplete if we are insensitive to the suffering of others’

Traditional watercraft take to Yukon River

‘Our ancestor’s stories are going to be our stories now. We’re going to make legends’