Message from _ Board
Thanks for taking time to look through KIAC’s 2015 Annual Report.
Finding new superlatives to describe KIAC’s work is becoming a bit of a challenge.
Yes – another significant year with accomplishment after accomplishment. All
three major events were hugely successful and the seasonal programs equally so.
Congratulations to everyone.
Innovation and ideas are in our DNA but there are few things worth special mention.
The Summer Concert Series drew massive audiences and was broadcast on CFYT.
The Midnight Sun Camera Obscura festival brought artists and academics to Dawson
from across the globe. KIAC is helping the Friends of the Palace Grand plan future
programming in the theatre. The sold out Wine Tasting event fired on all cylinders and
has established itself as an important, annual fundraising activity.
The Government of Yukon recognized our accomplishment this year by announcing
an increase to our core funding. This was welcome news as we try to sustain our
operation – no small challenge but so worth the investment.
Sponsorship, donations and fundraising are vital to our organization. Sponsors and
donors are listed in the report and note just how many there are! We will be undertaking
a targeted Capital Campaign in the New Year to raise funds for the upgrading of our
Hard to believe but KIAC is almost 20 years old! While reading through the report
please share in the sense of community that KIAC brings to Dawson. KIAC is a big team
of dedicated professional staff, volunteers and sponsors that contribute significantly to
our quality of life.
2015 annual report