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.