Created at the Canyon 2019 Application
Created at the Canyon is an outdoors art event celebrating artistic perspectives on nature and history in the Yukon, hosted by the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS). Since 1980, YCS has provided free interpretive natural and historical hikes in the Whitehorse area to both visitors and residents. YCS believes that when people have an understanding of and relationship with the natural environment, they are likely to make better decisions about its conservation. We strive to connect communities, people, and individuals to the environment.

YCS has hosted an “art on the trails” event at Miles Canyon since 2012. These events give local artists an opportunity to reflect and create art outdoors while sharing their process and inspiration with the public. Artists at all stages of their careers and many types of artistic media have taken part over the years, creating a variety of multi-media interpretations of the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of the area.

We invite artists and performers in all media, including but not limited to music, poetry, storytelling, dance, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture, to apply by Monday June 3, 2019. The chosen six artists will create original artwork in the Miles Canyon area on Friday July 5th (2pm - 8pm) and Saturday July 6th (10am - 4pm). Artists will be paid an honorarium of $35/hr for their time on site at Miles Canyon ($420 per artist). The art will be exhibited for the month of August at the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery. YCS and the Yukon Arts Centre do not take a commission of sales.

Eligibility: Due to the high volume of applications and to give other artists a chance to take part, we are not accepting applications from artists who participated in last year’s event (2018). All applicants over the age of 16 are welcome to apply!

Access: Please note that the site location has stairs and some uneven terrain with rocks and roots and is not wheelchair-accessible. Volunteers will be on hand to help artists carry materials and set up their work area.

Due Date: All applications must be received by Monday, June 3rd to hikes@yukonconservation.org or dropped off at Yukon Conservation Society, 302 Hawkins St., Whitehorse (office – open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).


If you have any questions, please contact Katie at hikes@yukonconservation.org or (867) 668-5678 x6.

Name, Email and Telephone Number: *
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Artistic Experience or Background Information: *
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How familiar are you with Miles Canyon and Canyon City? *
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How do nature, culture, and/or history inspire your art? *
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Please describe why you hope to be a part of this project *
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Please tell us about previous pieces that you have created outside and/or work created with an audience *
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What is your idea for creating art in the Canyon? How will you display your art during the month-long exhibit? (Your ideas can change over the course of the project!) *
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A $500 travel subsidy is available for 1 artist based outside Whitehorse. If you are based outside Whitehorse and would like to be considered for the subsidy, please indicate where you are located
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Portfolio: Please either include here a link to your website that demonstrates how the natural world, culture and history inspire your art OR send photos or videos of your work to hikes@yukonconservation.org *
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If you have any comments and/or concerns for this project, please identify them below:
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