2019 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence Application
The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is proud to host a community based artist-in-residence program, during the summer tourist season, that will encourage, support and showcase Indigenous art and provide an opportunity for the visiting public to engage with First Nation artists.

Artists will be required to set up their studio for a three-week period and demonstrate their art form at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. During their time at the Centre, the artist would also deliver a workshop that is open to the public and participate in an artist talk.

Who Should Apply – Application is open to traditional, contemporary, emerging and master Indigenous artists that practice visual arts, fashion, traditional crafts, dancing, drumming or other art forms.
Duration: 15 demonstration days
Expectations: Daily demonstration, workshop delivery, artist talk, collection of completed works to exhibit and/or available for sale.
Schedule: 6 hours of daily demonstration within KDCC’s operating hours. Exact hours to be determined with the Artist.
Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Culture Cabin
Paid Residency: $2700 demonstration stipend plus additional $300 for workshop delivery. Reimbursement is available for workshop materials.
Selection Process: By Committee

Application Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2019

Artist Name
Cultural Background/First Nation
Date of Birth
Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Street Address
Postal Code
Please note that this residency does not cover travel and accommodation. If you are from outside of Whitehorse, do you have a place to stay during the residency and a way to travel to Whitehorse?
What is your primary genre or type of artwork?
The successful artists-in-residence will be expected to demonstrate their art form for the general public over the 15-day residency. Please describe the artwork you would like to demonstrate:
How long have you been an artist/performer?
Where did you learn your skills?
Have you won any awards for your artwork/ performance?
What inspired you to become an artist?
What do you think is distinct or special about your artwork/performance?
Do you have any other skills you could to demonstrate or performance such as storytelling, jigging and sharing traditional knowledge? Please expand below:
If you do not have any social media accounts for your work, please attach 3 to 5 photos of your artwork when submitting your application.
As part of the residency, artists are required to share their knowledge in a hands-on workshop that will be offered to the public. Please describe the workshop you would like to teach and include the estimated length and title of the workshop:
To deliver a successful workshop, what materials or supplies are needed? Please note that the KDCC can order workshop materials directly, or the artist can be reimbursed up to $500 (receipts required).
Each artist is required to bring a collection of completed works to exhibit; do you currently have work available for viewing?
If not, are you able to complete work prior to the residency?
Demonstrations are held in public areas on Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s traditional land. Both the public and other artists will be able to observe the demonstrating artist as they create their work in an informal setting. Are you comfortable performing demonstrations in informal spaces?
Where did you hear about this residency?
Any additional information you would like us to consider?
Preferred Residency Schedule
Please choose your preferred dates.
What is your 1st Choice?
What is your 2nd Choice?
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