​Yukon Permanent Art Collection

Free session with a professional photographer

Are you an artist preparing a submission to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection? Why not get some professional photos done for your 3D artwork? You can bring up to 3 photography-ready pieces. Assistance in preparing bios and artist statements for applications will also be available. Registration is required, so please get in touch to reserve your spot!

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (sessions 20 minutes each)
Where: Yukon Arts Society, Arts Underground

To register, please contact:
Erin Corbett, Visual Art Project Coordinator
Department of Tourism and Culture
(867) 667-5941
1-800-667-0408 ext. 5941

Brought to you by Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Yukon Arts Society and the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Arts Section.

The deadline for submissions to the Permanent Art Collection is February 1, 2018 (see below). Submission guidelines and forms can be downloaded from: www.tc.gov.yk.ca/ypac.html

About the collection:

The Government of Yukon maintains a growing collection of over 400 pieces of visual art. Works in the collection are representative of the practices of Yukon artists or they are otherwise significant to the legacy of Yukon. 

The collection includes works in a variety of media including: First Nation traditional and contemporary art, prints, photographs, carvings, sculpture, textiles, paintings, drawings, and mixed media.

How do I get my work in the collection?

The Friends of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection Society holds an annual call for submissions. You can find submission forms here when the call opens.

How is the work selected?

The Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection Society jury makes a selection from all of the eligible submissions. This charitable non-profit society ensures that the collection contains artworks that are unique and relevant to Yukon and/or the legacy of Yukon artists.

The minimum annual budget for acquisitions is $25,000.

New acquisitions are announced and exhibited each year following the jury process.

Can I donate work to the collection?

The art curator can advise you about donations. The Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection Society reviews donations under the same process as the call for submissions. Donors may be eligible to receive a tax receipt in return for their donations.

Where can I see the collection?

Works from the collection are displayed in public buildings in Whitehorse, Dawson, Faro, Haines Junction and Mayo for the enjoyment of Yukoners and visitors.

Periodically, you can see artwork from the collection at exhibitions curated and produced by the Department of Tourism and Culture's Arts section or where works are loaned to other institutions.

See the recent acquisitions of Yukon Permanent Art Collection on the Friends of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection website.