​Cultural Industries Training Fund

Am I eligible?

Individuals and groups can apply.

  • Individuals can apply for training funds that will increase their employment potential or business opportunities.
  • Groups can apply for funding to run training if a real and substantive economic potential and a demand for the skills is obvious.

The Department of Education provides funding for the Cultural Industries Training Fund.

The Yukon Arts Centre administers the program.


What are the cultural industries?

Jobs in the cultural industries power the arts sector and enable artists' work to reach their public. These are jobs such as, artistic director, general manager, production coordinator, producer, marketer, technicias, preparator, framer, curator, conservator, editor, copyist, arranger, appraiser, luthier, tuner, presenter, production accountant, translator, publisher, dramaturge, designer, make-up artist, etc.

The Cultural Industries Training Fund is for training aimed at the economic aspect of the industry. If you are interested in the development of artistic skills, consider applying to the Advanced Artist Award.

How much funding is available?

The annual budget is $75,000.

Eligible expenses include:

  • planning
  • coordination
  • travel
  • promotion
  • professional fees
  • rentals.

Note that other project expenses may also be eligible.

See "Who are the past recipients?" below.

When are the deadlines?

  • January 15
  • March 15
  • May 15
  • September 15

How do I apply?

  • Contact the program administrator to ensure your project is eligible.
  • The administrator will put you in touch with the appropriate sector representative. Discuss your project with the representative.
    • Music industry: Daniel Janke
    • Film industry: Carol Geddes
    • Visual arts industry: Nicole Bauberger
    • Literary industry: Eva Holland
    • General cultural industries: Linda Leon,
  • Download the application and guidelines (Word) and the budget (Excel),
  • Submit the completed application before the deadline to:

    Program Administrator
    Yukon Arts Centre
    300 College Drive (beside Yukon Archives)
    Whitehorse, Yukon

    Phone: 1-867-667-8476
    Fax: 1-867-393-6300

    P.O. Box 16
    Whitehorse, Yukon
    Y1A 5X9

Who are the past recipients?