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DONORS

THE YUKON ARTS CENTRE THANKS ALL THOSE WHO MADE OUR 2017/18 SEASON POSSIBLE

Deborah Bartlette Al Cushing Duncan Sinclair

Janet Moodie Karen Walker Joan Mariacher

Lynda Ehrlich Mary Martin Su Omura


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Message from the CEO Message from the Chair Mandate, Objectives + Priorities YACC Board of Directors + Staff Community Visual Arts Performing Arts Partnered Projects General Statistics Financial Statements

Janet Macpherson, Bestiary

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Message from the CEO The 25th Anniversary season of the Yukon Arts Centre was a year of energy and momentum. It was a season that celebrated a quarter century of investment and growth in the cultural fabric of the North. The Yukon Arts Centre was founded by numerous passionate individuals that believed in having arts and culture at the centre of their communities, and we continue to honour their vision by welcoming national and international artists and companies to our stages and exhibition spaces, alongside celebrating and supporting emerging and established Northern artists in all disciplines. At the core of what we do is build connections between artists and audiences and to be an indispensable resource for anyone in the Yukon who aspires to create, perform, and have life changing experiences. This past season was highlighted by extraordinary events that enriched and provoked our community, including Suzanne Paleczny’s Human/Nature, Music Yukon’s From the North, Klondike Karaoke with the Canadian Filipino Association of the Yukon, Reconstruct/Deconstruct by the Dahkha Kwan Dancers and DJ Dash, Open Pit Theatre’s Busted Up: A Yukon Story, which all demonstrated the vitality and imagination of the Yukon artistic community. We were thrilled to continue our Kids Kreate and school outreach programs and working with many local and regional schools, providing opportunity for them to experience our Gallery exhibitions through tours and hands-on activities. We also continued to collaborate with many local presenters to host important festivals and events, including Leaping Feats, Yukon Film Society, Gwaandak Theatre, Nakai Theatre, Whitehorse Concerts, Jazz Yukon, Music Yukon, Arts Underground, among many others. As we look to the future we will continue to evolve and have our programming respond to our ever changing world. We will put a renewed focus on youth, families, education, and the audiences of tomorrow. The entire team at the Yukon Arts Centre looks forward to seeing you in the coming season as we prepare to launch a number of exciting new initiatives. Thank you all for your continued support of making the arts a part of your life.

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Casey Prescott CEO


Message from the Chair I’ve spent the last three years as the Chair of the Yukon Arts Centre Corporation. While we think of the phrase ‘may you live in interesting times’ as a curse, in the case of the arts and culture sector and the Yukon Arts Centre, it is anything but! This year saw us mark the end of the first 25 years of YACC. During this time and under the leadership of the previous CEO, YACC’s national reputation and connections grew, allowing us to attract first-rate performers and visual art exhibits to Whitehorse. At the same time, YACC highlighted Yukon and northern talent and provided multiple venues to showcase our own. A year ago we went through the process of hiring a new CEO. For any board, this is one of the, if not the, most important responsibilities. The Board put considerable

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash in Deconstruct/Reconstruct, photo: GBP Creative

time and effort into thinking about the kind of leadership we need for the next 25 years. We were so pleased to see the level of interest in the position locally and from across the country. We were even more pleased with the results of our process: Casey Prescott moved with his family to Whitehorse in the fall, coming to us from a successful tenure at the Banff Centre. In addition to his significant administrative experience, Casey brings a compelling vision for 21st century arts leadership to the position, particularly in his focus on reaching new audiences and connecting with communities. This supports the vision the Board has for our future: becoming the YUKON Arts Centre and reaching out to the entire territory. This brings me to the second Arts Presenters Summit, N3, recently held in Whitehorse. People in the arts and culture sector from the Yukon and beyond (including Greenland, Norway, Finland, Alaska and the other territories) gathered to talk about how the sector

can better work together and future trends and opportunities. The ideas and optimism were very encouraging for the future of the sector. Many thanks to the Department of Tourism and Culture and Minister Dendys for their support. This is my final message, as my term with the YACC Board is now complete. I have been honoured to have worked with the Board and to have been a part of the considerable work done over the last few years. It is an experience I would encourage others to take on, especially as YACC plans for an exciting future. Thank you to my fellow Board members (especially Tina Woodland and Patrick Michael), to former CEO Al Cushing and new CEO Casey Prescott and to YACC staff. And many thanks to all Yukoners, for your support of the Yukon Arts Centre. I’m certain we are in for more ‘interesting times’ and I can’t wait to see what will be!

Dr.Deborah Bartlette Chair

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Mandate & Objectives Engaging a Diverse Audience Building Community Trust Advocating for Northern Artists

Creating Opportunities Developing Partnerships

Cyanotype workshop, photo: Helen O’Connor

Vibrant Cultural Sector

Cultural Understanding

Development and sustenance of a vibrant cultural and creative sector

Cultural understanding, development, promotion, and preservation

Transformative Experiences

Creativity

Experiences that awaken, educate, challenge and transform in welcoming venues and settings

Engage our creative and innovative spirits

Inclusive Dialogue

Expression of artistic potential for artists of all ages

Meaningful and inclusive dialogue among people of diverse cultures and backgrounds

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Artistic Potential

Kids Kreate at Adäka, photo: YAC


Board of Directors

Administrative Assistant Shana Ermatinger

Dr. Deborah Bartlette (Chair)

Marketing & Development Manager Sarah Frey

Tina Woodland (Vice Chair) Patrick Michael Arlin McFarlane Kim Winnicky Kyla Piper Sandra Legge Bronwen Duncan Virginie Hamel

Staff Chief Executive Officer Casey Prescott Visual Arts Director Mary Bradshaw Community Programming Director Michele Emslie Performing Arts Director Eric Epstein Technical Director Josh Jansen Client Services Coordinator Matt Poushinsky

Digital Marketing Coordinator Jenni Grandfield Community Engagement Coordinator Rebecca Manias Special Projects Coordinator Jacqui Usiskin Arts Administration Intern Heather Von Steinhagen Summer Gallery Intern Asia Hyde Gallery Preparator Scott Price Michel Gignac Venue Technician / Sound Engineer Mike Wilson Venue Lighting Technician Jessica McNabb Venue Technician Nicole O’Brien Venue Technician Jona Barr Old Fire Hall Venue Coordinator Brenda Pilatzke-Vanier

Volunteer Coordinator Hilary Wilkinson

Old Fire Hall Assistant Venue Coordinator Kasey-Rae Anderson

Production and Programming Coordinator Elyssia Sasaki

Financial Administrator Melaine Fillion

Box Office Manager Becky Moffatt

Bookkeeper Michelle Williams

Willow Rector, Trapped

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Haa KusteeyĂ­, photo: Erik Pinkerton


Message from the Director of Community Programming

We entered into our third year of co-sponsoring the Southern Yukon Presenters Network along with our partners Music Yukon and presenters in Teslin, Carcross and Watson Lake. This year we supported tours to all three communities by artists Kim Beggs, Patrick Keenan and Claire Ness. Our Community Programming Department is also a key partner in hosting Klondike Karaoke along with the Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon (CFAY). This is the third year we have worked with CFAY to host this fun, free family event with a full house at Yukon Arts Centre for the tension filled finals! And finally, we were pleased to work alongside our many community partners to host a variety of activities for the whole family for Culture Days including mystery tours, Doors Open, culture hub, trolley rides and our first ever Culture Days parade. We were especially pleased to work with community partners to present monthly Improv classes at the Old Fire Hall for people with disabilities and their families. It is always a privilege and an honor to collaborate with new partners, community groups and individuals in creative partnerships that engage with diverse communities and that increases connectedness between all Yukoners.

COMMUNITY

This year I was pleased to help oversee N3 the Northern Arts Presenters Summit that took place here in Whitehorse from March 8 – 11. We brought together presenters, cultural workers, artists, producers and funders to discuss common issues facing us in our work across the North. With funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and Yukon Government we were able to bring presenters from Norway, Greenland, Alaska and Finland along with presenters from across the North and Southern Canada. There were significant connections made between presenters and artists, and between professional colleagues. I look forward to working towards the next Summit and continuing to build the N3 Network.

Michele Emslie Director of Community Programming

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Culture Days

Participants at the N3 Summit, photo: Jenni Grandfield

N3 Summit March 2018 welcomed artists and cultural workers from across the Circumpolar world. For the second time, the Yukon Arts Centre was proud to host N3, a summit that set out to build a northern network of presenters across the Canadian North, and Scandinavia. The three-day summit covered topics including: Indigenous representation, cultural tourism, digital innovation, and many more. Each day saw memorable performances from artists across the North, and important bonds were truly formed. Formally recognized by the Canadian Arts Presenting Organization, N3 is working towards amplyfing Northern voices on the national stage.

Culture Days is a nation-wide festival celebrating the uniqueness of local arts and culture. This three-day event is comprised of workshops, performances, tours, and open doors to buildings across the Yukon that are normally closed to the public. With hundreds of events happening across Canada every year, the Yukon Arts Centre is proud to be the host for Whitehorse. Culture Days 2017 saw incredible growth. With the addition of a parade, attendees to Culture Days were treated to Wolf & Crow and the Elijah Smith Dancers leading the parade route. Once inside The Hub, attendees could navigate the many events happening across the Territory. One highlight was seven-year-old portrait artist, Daphne Lovett-Barber, ready to offer on the spot portraits to guests.

By working together, N3 aims to create new opportunities and connections for Northern presenters. N3 thanks the financial support of Heritage Canada and the Government of Yukon.

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Daphne, youth portrait artist, photo: YAC


Klondike Karaoke, photo: Jenni Grandfield

Klondike Karaoke This is the second year of engaging with the Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon (CFAY) through a series of Karaoke competitions held at the Old Fire Hall and Yukon Arts Centre. Two qualifying rounds are held at the Old Fire Hall with judges from the community to determine who moves on to the final. This year a youth category was added for youth aged 13 and under. These events are free of charge and refreshments are provided. The final contest is held at the Yukon Arts Centre which includes the Karaoke competition featuring 12 finalists as well as local hip hop dancers and a traditional Filipino dance group. Ticket prices are kept very low to eradicate barriers for people to attend and free Filipino food and beverages were offered to the audience. Over 300 people attended, many of whom do not normally attend events presented by YAC, and we continue to build this partnership with CFAY. We are committed along with CFAY to present another Klondike Karaoke and we are consulting them about future presenting opportunities with and for their community.

Moccasin workshop, photo: Heather Steinhagen

Moccasin Workshop Shelby Blackjack, Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, returned to teach moccasin making. She spoke about how shoe construction varies from community to community, and how the style she was making applied to her First Nation. This highly anticipated moccasin workshop sold out in an hour. Students learned how to construct moccasins as well as the history surrounding this art form. The class was very well received and spun off into gatherings outside of class hours to collectively home tan a moose hide.

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Kids Kreate Highlights Mixed Media Portraits with Helen O’Connor This program was inspired by the two exhibitions that were up in the Main Gallery, Picture, Person, Portrait by Pam Van Kampen and Homage by Donald Stuart. Kids and families were led on a tour of both exhibitions, but focused on Pam Van Kampen’s exhibition for their art project. Kids and families were then invited to create mixed media portraits with artist Helen O'Connor.

on display in the lobby of the Yukon Arts Centre until the end of October.

Finger puppets with Maya Rosenberg at Arts Up Front Another organization we partner with to put on Kids Kreate in the summer is Arts Underground for the Arts Up Front Festival. Kids Kreate for Arts Up Front was hosted at the Wharf in a Kids Tent. Maya Rosenberg had participants make finger puppets from over left over fabric material, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and more.

Noisemakers and banners with Helen O’Connor

Whitehorse youth shows off her work at an installment of Kids Kreate, photo YAC

Collage mixed media fish with Maya Rosenberg at Adäka This Kids Kreate was hosted at the Adäka Cultural festival in a dedicated kids tent at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Working with the Adäka team to plan this program, we ran Kids Kreate on July 5 from 12-4pm Adäka followed the Dań Kwanje ‘Á-Nààn: voices across the water, in which canoes and kayaks were built to put on the river for Adäka. YAC also worked with this river theme and local artist Maya Rosenberg had participants make fish out of recycled materials, including paper, fabrics and markers. Completed fish were then added to a big mural that was

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To re-launch the Kids Kreate season, we incorporated the event into our Culture Days Parade. Kids and families made noisemakers and banners with artist Helen O’Conner. All participants were invited to carry these noisemakers and banners in the Culture Days parade.

Paper Bag embroidery with artist Helen O’Connor Kids Kreate in October took place at the Yukon Arts Centre lobby. Kids and families first toured the Trapped exhibition by Willow Rector with local artist Helen O’Conner. Helen then led the kids and families in an art making activity that related to Trapped, as they borrowed the embroidery element from the exhibition and embroidered into paper bags.


Cultural Industries Training Fund (CITF)

Funding

CITF exists to provide training and career enhancement opportunities for individuals working in the cultural or creative industries in Yukon. The fund’s strategic plan is developed by a Sector Review Committee and that Committee reviews and adjudicates all applications. Map of the Land, Map of the Stars, photo: Gwaandak Theatre

In 2017/2018, CITF was proud to award the following recipients:

Jessica Hall / Advanced Colour Grading and Digital Cinema Package creation Mentorship During Pre-Production and PostProduction / $1500

 rica Heyligers / Travel E to International Luthier’s Convention and Exhibition / $912

 ukon Arts Society / Curation Y course for Yukon Visual Arts Curators / $3697

Jacqueline Shorty / Learning traditional red cedar harvesting skills and cedar hat making / $5000

Jessica McNabb / Travel for CEU Conference for Advanced Lighting / $1223

Culture Quest Culture Quest funding has helped Yukon artists, of all disciplines, to find their talents, discover their strengths and bring their work across Canada and the world. Through Culture Quest, the Yukon Arts Centre addresses three identified areas of success for the fund:

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Create new expressions in culture and arts Support the showcasing of work out-of-territory  oster creative capacity in Yukon communities with barriers to F sustained participation in the arts

In 2017/2018, Culture Quest was proud to fund the following projects:

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Map of the Land, Map of the Stars (Gwaandak Theatre) / $15,000

 ań Kwanje ‘Á-Nààn: Voices Across the Water (Yukon First D Nations Culture & Tourism Association ) / $15,000

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Communities in the Park (Music Yukon) / $3,000

The Dark, The Cold, & The Quiet (Borealis Soul) / $10,000  däka Cultural Festival (Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism A Association) / $10,000

Homecoming Song (Northern Town Films) / $10,000 Culture Days (Yukon Arts Centre) / $5,800  rt House Carcross Programming A (Yukon Arts Centre) / $9,900

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Simon Gilpin’s Wilderness, City


What a year it has been. We’ve had a string of memorable exhibitions. Suzanne Palenczy’s Human/Nature wowed audiences and spoke to our deep connection to the planet through our own biology. Whitehorse artist Simon Gilpin also addressed this connection while looking at the contradiction of the built urban environment we create vs the natural landscape we crave. We were particularly excited to present a solo exhibition by Tlingit artist Mark Preston. His boundary pushing works masterfully combine minimalism and abstraction with the traditional formline. Alongside this work was nationally recognized artists Brendan Tang and Sonny Assu. Ready Player Two combined elements from comic book and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture. Beyond Whitehorse our work supporting and championing Yukon visual arts was top of mind. Art House Carcoss is an excellent example of this! In partnership with the Southern Lakes Artist Collective, Carcross/ Tagish First Nation, Carcross/Tagish Management Corp. and Yukon

Government, Art House had 22,000 visitors and resulted in Yukon artworks purchased nationally and internationally. Beyond the territory, I was invited to Arctic Arts Summit 2017 in Harstad Norway, the first summit and conference where all eight Arctic countries gathered to strengthen the arts and culture in the north and underline the role of circumpolar cooperation. This work will continue in 2018 as we invite curators from across the circumpolar north to visit the Yukon. Behind the scenes our Gallery Team is working closely with our colleagues at Yukon Government to better utilize our shared Art Storage. The Yukon Permanent Art Collection and the YAC Collection are filling the art vault to near capacity. We applied and were selected for ReORG West, storage reorganization training initiative organized by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). This spring staff from YAC, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre and Yukon Government traveled to Vancouver Island to gain specialised training that we will implement in the coming year.

Mary Bradshaw Director of Visual Arts

VISUAL ARTS

Message from the Director of Visual Arts

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ATCO Youth Gallery The ATCO Electric Yukon Youth Gallery displays the work of young artists throughout the Yukon in a professional gallery setting. From July 7 to July 29, the gallery was fortunate to host ᓄ ᓇ ᕗ ᒻ ᒦ ᖔ ᕐ ᒃ ᑐ ᑦ ᓂ ᐲᑦ “Voices from Nunavut”, curated by Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, featuring youth telling their stories about life in their communities. Each of Nunavut’s 25 communities were represented through 25 videos, which provided youth a forum to express what makes them proud about their community. From the hockey rink, conversations about Inuit rights, to hearing stories from Elders, the short films were embedded with young perspectives on community and culture.

Exhibitions:

 plintered Craft, S March 3-April 29

 TCO Electric Yukon Youth A Gallery / École Émilie Tremblay and Jack Hulland School, May 5-27

 eart of Riverdale, H June 2-July 1

 oices of Nunavut, V July 7–29

 ayla Jackson and Amzie GoodallC Cooke, August 4–26

Daphne Lovett-Barber, September 1-30

 lijah Smith Elementary School, E October 6-28

 aravan Dix Mots, November C 2-December 1

 ulture Days 2017 Community C Project with artist Nicole Bauberger, December 1-20

 onouring the First Cat in Space, H Christ the King Elementary School, January 5-27

 olden Horn Elementary School, G February 2018

Owen Williams, March 5-31

Voices From Nunavut (Igoolik video), Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

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Community Gallery The Community Gallery is an exhibition space for professional artists of the fine art, design and craft disciplines with a mandate to present and promote Yukon artists. Exhibitions run up to four weeks in length and showcase a variety of artistic creation.

Exhibitions:

Golden Horn Elementary School,

Mark Preston, White Space, May 4-31

Lea-Ann McNally, Screen Based June 2-July 8

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Jesse Devost, Perenialism, July 7-29

 nthony Delorenzo and Jenn A Roberts, The Builders Project, August 31-September 30

 usic Yukon (curator), From the M North, October 6-28

Josée Carbonneau + Marie Hélène, Something is Fishy/Anguille Sous Roche, November 3-25

Eleanor Rosenberg, Are You Back?, December 1-21

Joe Volf, Cinematic Paintings, January 5-27

YFS, Lazy Girl Guide to Life, February 2-14

SOVA, Darkness, LIGHT, Darkness, March 2-31

Love, April 7-29

 aya Rosenberg (curator), M Wish150, August 4-26


Jenni House Artist Residency

Chilkoot Trail Artist In Residence: Virginia Mitford

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency

The Jenni House Artist Residency provides artists with a studio in an historic log and timber frame building on the banks of the Yukon River in Shipyards Park. Operating since 2015, this program is organized by the umbrella arts organization, ArtsNet, and is supported by a collective of Yukon-based arts organizations including: Yukon Film Society, Jazz Yukon, Music Yukon, the Yukon Arts Centre and Kicksled Readings. These groups gratefully acknowledge the support received from Goverment of Yukon, Department of Tourism and Culture’s Arts Fund, City of Whitehorse, and Culture Quest that make the Jenni House Artist Residency possible.

In its seventh consecutive year, the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency invited selected artists to hike the famous Chilkoot Trail in the footsteps of Tlingit traders and turn-of-the-century prospectors from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska to the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in Canada. This year’s artists were Anthony Wallace (CA), Cameron Quevedo (USA) and Virginia Mitford (YT). This residency is made possible through the contributions made by our partners: Parks Canada, the US National Park Service, and Skagway Arts Council. • A  nthony Wallace (CA), June 22-July 5 • C  ameron Quevedo (USA), June 29-July 12 • V  irginia Mitford (YT), July 5-18

Chelsea Jeffery’s Collaborative Cyanotype Workshop, photos: YAC

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Exhibitions

Artist: Nicole Bauberger

Artist: Josée Carbonneau

Art House Carcross Art House Carcross, a unique, authentically northern exhibition space that championed Yukon visual art and artists, completed a successful two-year pilot on October 1, 2017. Over the span of two summer seasons, Art House quickly became a destination and hub for community interaction, professional development, career advancement, and the dissemination of Yukon stories, art, and culture to the region and, indeed, the world. Art House has created a lasting legacy in the region in a very short timeframe. It has become synonymous with the Carcross experience, being both a beacon for First Nations and Northern artists, and a distinct compliment to the Carcross Commons development. The two-year pilot project saw four exhibits, featuring 220 pieces of Yukon art, and hosted over 40,000 visitors. Additionally, the space was animated with artists creating work in the gallery, where visitors had the opportunity to learn more about their art, and about the Yukon’s cultural landscape. Some of the notable artists featured this year were Nicole Bauberger, Josée Carbonneau, and Helen O’Connor.

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 am Van Kampen: Person, Picture, P Portrait, March 9 to May 27

Donald Stuart: Homage, March 9 to May 27

T he Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Project, June 8 to August 26

Suzanne Paleczny: Human / Nature, September 7 to November 25

Willow Rector: Trapped, September 7 to November 25

Simon Gilpin: Wilderness, City, December 7 to February 24

Janet Macpherson: Bestiary, December 7 to February 24

Mark Preston: Filling the Void, March 8 to May 26

 rendan Tang and Sonny Assu: B Ready Player Two, March 8 to May 26


New acquisitions Suzanne Paleczny, Snowcarver, 2013. Oil on canvas. 84 x 54 in. Image courtesy of the artist. Gift of Ron and Kip Veale. This year the YAC Permanent Art Collection (YACPAC) acquired Snowcarver by Suzanne Paleczny, an alluring portrait of Yukon artist Donald Watt. Monumental in scale and exquisitely rendered, this piece is an outstanding example of Paleczny’s practice of capturing the texture and tonality of a fleeting moment in paint. Through depicting the artist among the tools and material used for creation, Paleczny conveys the story of the ephemeral art form of snow carving and the artist behind it. This painting is an excellent addition to the YACPAC, and we are honoured to share it with our community.

Snowcarver by Suzanne Paleczny

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Director Of Performing Arts YAC aspires to present, in its own facilities and beyond, the finest available work in all performing arts disciplines. We seek to offer work that will appeal both to mainstream and niche audiences, work that represents the best that Canada and other parts of the world have to offer. We aim to provide a diverse array of work that has relevance and gives insight into the world we inhabit. We try to program something for all ages and backgrounds. We value excellence, innovation, spirit, enthusiasm, humour and heart. We are also open to challenging work and work that speaks to silenced voices. We seek to achieve a balance between light and dark, easy and difficult, uplifting and disturbing.

Eric Epstein Director of Performing Arts

Tentacle Tribe’s Fractals of You

PERFORMING ARTS

Message from the

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Chantal Kreviazuk

Declan O’Donovan

Ferron

Presenting Season Overview •

I, Claudia (Talk is Free Theatre), April 5-6

 he Comic Strippers (Roman T Empire Productions), April 7-8

 AC and YAC Presents Freedom N Singer (Project Humanity), Oct. 4

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Will Stroet + Soda Pony, May 21

 usted Up: A Yukon Story (Open B Pit Theatre), September 13-23

 hamber Music Concert with C Members of the NAC Orchestra (National Arts Centre), Nov. 5

 AC and YAC Present Ferron, N Sept. 17

 anada: It’s Complicated C (Comedy 150 Tour), Nov. 9

 ogether Again – A 25th T Anniversary Event ft. Hank Karr, The Canucks LTD and Brandon Isaak, Sept. 23

 1 Ways to Make the World Last 2 Longer (Runaway Moon Theatre), Nov. 17

 econstruct / Reconstruct D Album Release (Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash), Nov. 24

Declan O’Donovan, June 22

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 ractals of You (Tentacle Tribe), F Sept. 29

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Chantal Kreviazuk, Dec. 16

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Onegin, Feb. 1-3

 3 Summit Showcase at N YAC (Diyet and the Love Soldiers with Lazarus), March 9

 iyaz: The Fourth Light N Project, March 21

 he Problematic Orchestra T (Daniel Janke), Dec. 21 This is That, Feb. 16 Kane and Potvin, March 2  ouse Mix (Toronto Dance H Theatre), March 7


Performing Arts Workshops Highlights:

 hangra Class on the Whitehorse Wharf, B May 23 & 25

 uild a Bird Workshop with Cathy Stubington of B Runaway Moon Theatre (Partnership with Heart of Riverdale), November 17

 hari Wendell McClelland and Project Humanity K - Storytelling Workshop with MAD Students, October 3

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Improv Workshop with Peter Oldring, February 17



Bhangra Class, Photo: Gurdeep Pandher

 ost-Show Artist Talk: I, Claudia, Busted Up, A Yukon P Story, Fractals of You, 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer, Onegin, House Mix

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Performing Arts Statistics Date

2017/2018 Performing Arts

Venue

Attendance

04/05-06/17

I, Claudia (Talk is Free Theatre)

YAC

161

04/07-08/17

The Comic Strippers (Roman Empire Productions)

YAC

528

05/21/17

Will Stroet + Soda Pony

YAC

226

06/22/17

Declan O’Donovan

YAC

414

09/13-23/17

Busted Up: A Yukon Story (Open Pit Theatre)

OFH

664

09/17/17

NAC and YAC Presents Ferron

YAC

190

09/23/17

Together Again – A 25th Anniversary Event ft. Hank Karr, YAC The Canucks LTD and Brandon Isaak

338

09/29/17

Fractals of You (Tentacle Tribe)

YAC

154

10/04/17

NAC and YAC Presents Freedom Singer (Project Humanity)

YAC

186

11/05/17

Chamber Music Concert with Members of the NAC Orchestra (National Arts Centre)

YAC

339

11/09/17

Canada: It’s Complicated (Comedy 150 Tour)

OFH

115

11/15-17/17

21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer (Runaway Moon OFH Theatre)

163

11/24/17

Reconstruct/Deconstruct Album Release (Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash)

YAC

415

12/16-17/17

Chantal Kreviazuk (The Feldman Agency)

YAC

833

12/21/17

The Problematic Orchestra (Daniel Janke)

YAC

310

02/01-03/18

Onegin

YAC

1,011

02/16/18

This is That

YAC

416

03/02/18

Kane and Potvin (with Janssen and Vautour)

YAC

118

03/07/18

House Mix (Toronto Dance Theatre)

YAC

267

03/09/18

N3 (Diyet and the Love Soldiers with Lazarus)

YAC

194

03/10/18

N3 (Sounds of a Northern Night – various)

OFH

80

03/21/18

Niyaz

YAC

114

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Partnered Projects • P  ivot Theatre Festival with Nakai Theatre • A  vailable Light Cinema Series with Yukon Film Society • A  däka Cultural Festival with Yukon First National Cultural Tourism Association • N  orthern 3 Arts Presenters Summit (N3) • C  anada 150 various projects • N  AC Presents’ Series with the National Arts Centre

Art Express’d with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada 150 Project, photo: YAC

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General Statistics Ticket Sales and Attendance

14/15

15/16

16/17

17/18

Full Price Tickets (Adult)

5,681

5,968

4,586

3,684

Children’s and Senior’s Tickets

854

762

1,269

1,083

Youth Pass Tickets

642

595

359

310

Single Price Tickets

656

950

2,681

3,483

Ticket Sales by type for YAC Mainstage

Volunteer Tickets (Free)

302

262

287

229

Complimentary Tickets

1,301

916

1,251

926

Total YAC Mainstage Ticket Sales

9,436

9,453

10,433

9,715

Full Price Tickets (Adult)

9,550

8,354

12,577

11,239

Children’s and Senior’s Tickets

3,187

2,819

2,460

3,335

Youth Pass Tickets

969

660

1,192

1,269

Single Price Tickets

2,576

2,368

2,359

4,837

Volunteer Tickets (Free)

330

349

362

1,269

Complimentary Tickets

2,015

1,843

2,642

2,749

Consignment Sales

1,308

688

2,357

1,638

Total Other Mainstage Ticket Sales

20,193

17,660

24,353

26,719

Total Mainstage Attendance

29,629

27,113

34,786

36,434

Ticket Sales by Type for Events Presented by YAC Clients

Ticket Sales by Type of YAC at the Old Fire Hall Full Price (Adult) Tickets

89

248

313

784

Children’s and Senior’s Tickets

0

42

9

0

Youth Pass Tickets

0

6

16

2

Single Price Tickets

658

569

419

138

Volunteer Tickets (Free)

0

0

0

19

Complimentary Tickets

268

162

66

103

Total YAC Old Fire Hall Ticket Sales

1,015

1,027

823

1,046

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The Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Project, YAC

Ticket Sales by type for events presented by YAC clients at the Old Fire Hall Old Fire Hall (Only Gross Attendance Figures are Available)

4,487

3,026

1,412

826

Total Other Old Fire Hall Tickets

4,487

3,026

1,412

826

Old Fire Hall Total Attendance

5,502

4,053

2,235

1,872

Total Performance Attendance at YAC Venues

35,131

31,166

37,021

38,306

Non-Performance Use of YAC Facilities

14/15

15/16

16/17

17/18

Gallery Visitors

11,887

10,440

Art House Carcross Visitors

11,662

11,021

20,000

22,746

Workshops & Community Engagement Gallery / Visual Arts

1,616

3,000

1,984

1,470

Performance

1,960

1,205

1,289

870

Workshops & Community Engagement Subtotal

3,576

4,414

3,273

2,340

Old Firehall Non-Ticketed Events

8,511

8,204

4,667

5,789

Old Firehall Workshops/Community Engagement

1,135

2,032

1,403

1,201

Total Non-Performance Attendance

25,109

49,295

47,024

36,864

Total Attendance at YAC Facilities and Events

60,240

80,461

80,045

75,170

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Gallery Attendance

14/15

15/16

16/17

17/18

Number of Gallery Exhibitions

8

9

13

9

Number of Artists Shown in the Gallery

88

131

66

19

Number of Yukon Artists Shown in the Gallery

22

49

38

5

Catalogues Published

3

2

2

1

Number of Community Gallery Exhibitions

12

12

11

12

Number of Artists Shown in the Community Gallery

62

43

161

58

Total Visitors to Gallery

11,887

6,185

11,662

11,021

Total Attendance at Exhibition Openings

740

476

531

773

Total Number of Touring Exhibitions

1

2

3

1

Total Attendance at Touring Exhibitions

1,567

3,920

493,838

3,500

Youth Gallery - Number of Exhibitions

10

12

12

12

Youth Gallery - Number of Artists

678

425

358

18

Total Number of Interns

2

2

2

2

Total Attendance at Artist Talks/Workshops and Tours

1,676

1,086

1,506

678

Guest Curators

2

3

4

3

Guided Tours - Public

11

3

10

6

Guided Tours - Schools

24

21

14

15

Number of Paricipants in School Tours

607

515

218

540

Kidz Kreate Workshops

10

12

12

9

Kidz Kreate Attendance

501

625

637

336

Workshops

13

7

5

7

Workshop Attendance at Touring Exhibitions

n/a

n/a

80

251

Artist Talks (Outside of Openings)

10

12

12

16

Artist Talks Attendance

463

497

549

343

Artist Residencies (Number of Artists)

4

4

4

7

Gallery Activities and Outreach

28


Revenue Sources Public Funding

14/15

15/16

16/17

17/18

Government of Canada

$153,340

$158,919

$195,904

$413,955

Government of Yukon

$814,000

$830,300

$1,411,748

$1,679,706

City of Whitehorse

$1,734

$1,168

$6,500

$9,063

Total Public Funding

$969,074

$990,387

$1,614,152

$2,102,724

Corporate

$34,265

$32,394

$36,254

$41,264

Individual

$14,588

$17,483

$37,352

$600

Total Sponsorships & Donations

$48,853

$49,877

$73,606

$41,864

Admission & Registration Revenues

$114,393

$156,574

$223,666

$223,170

Facility Rental Revenues

$320,509

$251,592

$439,561

$341,774

Concession/Bar Revenues

$50,645

$51,827

$73,130

$70,582

Misc Revenue

$3,062

$3,289

$2,860

$3,560

Total Earned Revenues

$604,306

$554,532

$739,257

$639,086

Deferred & Other Revenues from All Sources

$13,344

$63,621

$63,621

$59,713

Total Earned Revenues

$2,056,177

$2,100,128

$2,490,636

$2,843,387

Public Funding as a Percentage of Total Revenues

47.13%

47.16%

64.81%

73.95%

Project Funding as a Percentage of Total Revenues

20.46%

21.03%

0%

0%

Donations and Sponsorships as Percentage of Total Revenues

2.38%

2.37%

2.96%

1.47%

Earned Revenues as a Percentage of Total Revenues

29.39%

26.40%

29.68%

22.48%

Deferred Revenues

0.65%

3.03%

2.55%

2.10%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Sponsorships & Donations

Earned Revenue

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Summary of Operations Revenue

14/15 (restated)

15/16

16/17

17/18

Administration

$372,073

$366,338

$450,066

$542,369

Visual Arts Programme

$299,895

$304,103

$376,263

$398,482

Performing Arts Programming

$284,995

$333,104

$409,298

$437,246

Community Programming

$75,904

$88,153

$173,017

$286,827

Client Services

$193,086

$122,033

$145,411

$157,299

Concessions & Bar

$48,914

$50,587

$84,709

$70,057

Operations and Facility Rental

$290,953

$278,160

$367,733

$323,737

Culture Quest

$157,000

$157,000

$157,000

$368,637

Cultural Industries Training Fund

$75,000

$75,000

$75,000

$58,564

Old Fire Hall

$223,762

$244,118

$261,912

$250,433

Capital Projects

$34,595

$81,532

$88,477

$83,261

Total Revenue

$2,056,177

$2,100,128

$2,588,886

$2,976,912

Administration

$363,534

$368,022

$378,086

$543,922

Visual Arts Programme

$269,851

$273,263

$380,503

$391,231

Performing Arts Programming

$323,661

$312,391

$356,328

$399,325

Community Programming

$149,562

$98,797

$171,537

$273,290

Client Services

$210,102

$216,108

$226,122

$229,025

Concessions & Bar

$33,815

$43,544

$51,137

$55,321

Operations and Facility Rental

$277,283

$283,634

$347,177

$307,563

Culture Quest

$157,000

$149,875

$157,000

$368,637

Cultural Industries Training Fund

$75,000

$69,850

$73,689

$79,712

Old Fire Hall

$205,761

$214,877

$246,102

$226,167

Capital Projects

$31,475

$92,458

$108,496

$79,283

Total Revenue

$2,097,044

$2,122,819

$2,496,177

$2,953,476

Excess

$(40,867)

$(22,691)

$92,709

$23,436

Expenditures

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Statement of Financial Position Assets

14/15 (restated)

15/16

16/17

17/18

Cash

$206,945

$333,487

$319,963

$461,556

Accounts Receivable

$405,696

$129,014

$208,833

$344,602

Government Remittances Receivable

$898

$8,413

$-

$-

Inventories

$2,506

$3,094

$3,579

$3,579

Prepaid Expenses

$13,772

$40,220

$26,114

$17,396

Total Current Assets

$629,817

$514,228

$558,489

$827,133

Capital Assets

$118,521

$389,447

$303,958

$228,837

Total Assets

$748,338

$903,675

$862,447

$1,055,970

Liabilities and Net Assets

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

$331,772

$282,672

$161,881

$283,384

$31,697

$8,526

Government Remittances Payable Deferred Revenues

$100,670

$105,197

$123,975

$255,443

Total Current

$432,442

$387,869

$317,553

$547,353

Deferred Capital Contributions (Grants)

$17,690

$240,291

$176,670

$116,957

Total

$450,132

$628,160

$494,223

$664,310

Invested in Capital Assets

$100,831

$149,157

$127,288

$111,880

Board Restricted Reserves*

$153,385

$103,364

$156,649

$158,906

Unrestricted

$43,990

$22,994

$84,287

$120,874

Total Net Assets

$298,206

$275,515

$368,224

$391,660

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

$748,338

$903,675

$862,447

$1,055,970

Net Assets

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2017/18 Yukon Arts Centre Annual Report  

Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YT Canada. 2017/18 Annual Report highlighting visual and performing arts and community engagement.

2017/18 Yukon Arts Centre Annual Report  

Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YT Canada. 2017/18 Annual Report highlighting visual and performing arts and community engagement.

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