2015 KIAC Annual Report | Page 6

Artist-In-Residence Program@Macaulay House Founded in 2001, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 220 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world to the Parks Canada owned historic Macaulay House. In addition to providing professional artists with unrestricted time and space to work, the Residency’s aims to introduce visiting artists to the North, and to expose Yukoners to contemporary Canadian art. The 2015 Artists in Residence were diverse in terms of their work, and their backgrounds, but all shared a passion for art, and relished the opportunity to be part of Dawson City, if only briefly. Through open studios, artist talks, workshops, and exhibitions, the residents were also able to interact with and educate the local community. The 2015 artists were: Khari McClelland, Vancouver BC (DCMF Songwriter in Residence) Erin Fleck, Toronto, Ontario Michael Belmore, Haliburton, Ontario (SOVA Resident) Matthew Rankin, Winnipeg, Manitoba/Montreal, Quebec Kyle Whitehead, Calgary, Alberta Del Hillier, Vancouver, BC Louise Reimer, Toronto, Ontario Donald Lawrence, Kamloops, BC Carsten Wirth, Berlin, Germany Colin Lyons, Hamilton, Ontario Kevin Murphy, Vancouver, BC Laurence Dauphinais, Quebec Laura Lamb, Vancouver, BC Joseph Tisiga, Whitehorse, Yukon (SOVA Resident) Mandy Espezel, Lethbridge, Alberta José Luis Torres, Montreal, Quebec Caitlind r.c. Brown, Calgary, Alberta Wayne Garrett, Calgary, Alberta Evan Sabourin, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Manitoba Whitefeather Hunter, Montreal, Quebec 6 DAWSON CITY ARTS SOCIETY