2015 KIAC Annual Report - Page 4

KIAC Mission Statement The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) is an active centre of cultural and social energy, hosting an ambitious schedule of courses, presentations, festivals, and exhibitions that follow programming priorities determined by a volunteer Board of Directors in consultation with KIAC staff. KIAC strives to develop and provide high quality arts education programming for community members and visitors to Dawson, including outreach educational projects throughout the Yukon, youth programs for a range of ages, and a broad range of applied arts training. One of KIAC’s key objectives is to support artists and art creation – including fostering film and video production. It accomplishes this by providing facilities (including a professional gallery) and equipment, curating exhibitions, running outreach programs, and providing residencies for international, national, and regional artists. Each year KIAC stages hundreds of arts-related events, from small workshops to major festivals, while behind the scenes it continues to play a role in territorial and national arts advocacy, and to partner with like-minded organizations, including providing ongoing support for the Yukon School of the Visual Arts. KIAC also develops cultural tourism programming on its own or in cooperation with private sector, non-government organizations and government organizations, including First Nations. 4 DAWSON CITY ARTS SOCIETY