The six finalists were chosen by a jury of three highly regarded arts professionals from outside the Yukon.
Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Inuk-Newfoundlander, Nunatsiavut), is the University Research Chair in Circumpolar Indigenous Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/ Montreal.
Michelle Jacques is the Head of Exhibitions and Collections/Chief Curator at Remai Modern, which is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis, in Saskatoon.
Sarah Milroy is the chief curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, previously served as the Globe and Mail’s art critic (2001 to 2011) and was editor and publisher of Canadian Art (1991-1996).
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Upcoming Yukon Prize events
- September 14 – November, 2023 – Exhibition of Yukon Prize finalists’ work opens at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, YT September 14
- September 14-17, 2023 – Yukon Prize Celebratory Weekend.
Join us in Whitehorse to celebrate the accomplishments of Yukon artists and participate in a weekend of programming tailored to Yukon artists and art lovers. Art crawl, art talks, gallery tours, Gala awards event and more!
- September 15, 2023, 4-8pm – Air North Art Crawl throughout downtown Whitehorse
- November, 2023 – Exhibition closes at Yukon Arts Centre, Casino Mining Viewers’ Choice award is announced.
Please support the Yukon Prize
To make a charitable donation online to support Yukon art and artists through the Yukon Prize, please donate through our partner, the Yukon Arts Foundation, via Canada Helps.
Where you see the heading: “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity” select “Yukon Prize for Visual Arts” from the drop down menu.
You will receive a charitable donation receipt immediately by email from Canada Helps, identifying your support for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts.