The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts Blog

2023 Yukon Prize cycle underway!

2023 Yukon Prize cycle underway!

Happy Spring! Along with the coming of spring comes the receipt of applications for this year’s Yukon Prize and the beginning of a series of events and reveals that will culminate in the Yukon Prize Visual Arts Celebration Weekend, September 15 – 17, 2023.

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Inaugural Newsletter

Inaugural Newsletter

Thank you for your support for Yukon visual arts! We are grateful for your encouragement, guidance and support which helped bring about the creation of the Yukon Prize.

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The POWER OF ART

Victoria Fred (Tut.Latseen) is a Dakhká Khwáan dancer and drum carrier, and a passionate collector of Yukon art. Read more about the relationship between regalia and art and the stories art tells.

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How to be an artist

After hearing New York Art Critic Jerry Saltz speak to a large crowd about “How to be an Artist”, we decided to read his book and think about how his advice might apply to Yukon artists. To learn more, check out our article in What’s Up Yukon.

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How to write a bio and artist’s statement

Artists will have to submit a short bio (150 words or less) and an artist’s statement (500 words or less) as part of their application for the Yukon Prize. For some people, this may be an intimidating process. To make it easier, here are a few tips, drawn from a recent webinar by Katie Newman, Curator at Arts Underground in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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