The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts will recognize excellence by Yukon visual artists and be a catalyst for the promotion of Yukon visual art across Canada. The prize has three goals:
- To provide a financial prize of $20,000 to one Yukon artist that will help him/her focus full-time on creating art
- To promote Yukon art and Yukon artists within the Yukon, nationally and internationally
- To foster a culture of curatorial critique and discourse in the Yukon and encourage artists to be the best that they can possibly be.
Our goal is that the award and exhibits of the finalists’ works will create opportunities for Yukon artists and inspire connections between Yukon artists and the visual arts community in the rest of Canada, providing increased visibility, artistic development and potential for sales. The Yukon Prize is intended to be an annual or biennial event and the Yukon Prize website will house an online gallery of the works of past finalists.