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Apply to YRAF 2021


Every Summer, the Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture invites artists and collectives to partake in the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival; a weekend of interdisciplinary arts where community members and visitors can interact with and explore the creative work presented by local and regional artists across a wide range of mediums. The festival takes place at many venues and historical sites throughout Dawson City, during the Discovery Days Weekend in mid-August.

In response to COVID-19, we also offer a curated online viewing experience to expand creative possibilities and access to our festival . Events, exhibitions, lectures, public art, live music, markets and much more, the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival is always looking for creators and innovators to showcase their work.

The 21st Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival will take place August 13 – 15, 2021 in Dawson City, Yukon and we are seeking proposals for the creation and presentation of new work in all mediums. The call is open to Yukon and regional (NWT/Atlin) artists and collectives at any stage of their artistic practices.

We invite artists, crafters, creatives, and collectives to propose projects in the realms of exhibitions, workshops, cultural events, art installations, performances and performance art, broadcasts, literature, filmmaking, new media, artists talks, demonstrations, studio visits, collaborations, and more. We welcome whatever shape, duration, platform, and mode of distribution you imagine your project taking. Dream and scheme and tell us what you would like to do. Projects large and small will be considered though they must adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

Proposals will be juried be a selections committee. All accepted proposals will receive equitable presentation fees based on the scope of the project and standards of each medium. Additionally, KIAC will offer photographic documentation of each project, online promotion for artists, and an online exhibition of all festival artwork at

Participating artists are responsible for any costs associated with the creation of their work.

To apply, please complete our proposal submission form by one of the following options:
google forms (preferred) or by downloading and filling out this pdf form.

Deadline for submissions is July 5th, 2021

For any questions regarding YRAF 2021, please email us at