The Purpose of the Program
The Yukon Arts Centre is dedicated to supporting the development of arts in the Yukon, including the performing arts. Many of the facilities of YAC (which includes the Old Fire Hall) are dedicated to the presentation and development of performing arts events. This program has been created to formalize the ways in which the resources of YAC (facilties, equipment and crew) may be accessed by performance creators during all aspects of artistic development (rehearsal, production and performance.)
For this residency program, performing arts includes (but is not limited to) music, dance, theatre, opera, musical theatre, spoken word, and hybrids of the above, which may also include media arts. The program seeks to aid in the
creation, implementation and execution of new and/or existing works, festivals, events or other special performances. This program can be accessed by community and professional artists, emerging and established as well as companies, not-for-profit arts organizations and collectives.
Groups may look to partner with YAC in different stages of
the project’s development. As you look through the application, please consider in which of the goal of this phase is to help performing artists apply studio time to a clear and concise rehearsal/development schedule, where the outcome of the time in studio has a measurable impact on the artist’s process and or/the community they serve.
Development Phase: InStudio@YAC
This phase of development is creation-based, and requires minimal production support. The goal of this phase is to help performing artists apply studio time to a clear and concise rehearsal/development schedule, where the outcome of the time in studio has a measurable impact on the artist's process and or/the community they serve.
Production Phase: InTech@YAC
This phase of development requires extended access to YAC theatre facilities (YAC Mainstage, OFH) in order to implement technical aspects of a performance that are impossible in other rehearsal spaces. The goal of this phase is to help the applicant refine the final technical elements of their performance before a public presentation or touring.
1. The “@YAC” program is for individual artists, societies and organizations looking for space and human resources to develop and sustain their perforrming arts practices in the Yukon. Support from YAC in development phases does not guarantee support from YAC throught the entirety of the project.
2. The project lead must be a resident of the Yukon.
Official intake deadlines for the @YAC Residency programs will be on November 1st and May 1st every year, for projects that follow 6 months from the deadline date**. We will accept applications on an ongoing basis outside these dates, but please note that unless extenuating circumstances have been expressed to YAC in advance, the application may not be read until the deadline dates expressed above.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection of YAC management and employees.
Succesful applications may only receive a portion of their support desired from YAC, based on YAC resources available.
How to Apply (Info):
Fill out the application electronically and e-mail it to Residency@yac.ca OR;
Mail Application to:
Yukon Arts Centre
Attn: Residency @YAC, (Applicant Name) Box 16, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5X9
**On years when the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, the deadline will be pushed to the following business day.