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.
DAWSON CITY ARTS SOCIETY