The JAR Program runs every other year. The next program will be offered in 2020. Please check back in Fall, 2019 for application instructions. For further information, please contact or

Application Link

A link to an online form will be posted here when applications go live. 

Applications will open in Fall, 2019.  Please see below for required documents and eligibility. 

Applicant Eligibility 

  1.  You must have legal status in Canada. (International artists must check with Immigration Canada ( if they are eligible to work in the country)
  2. JAR was created as a platform for Canadian participants outside of the Yukon Territory to experience the natural and cultural setting of the Kluane region. This is to encourage cultural and artistic exchanges that offer new perspectives to the area. Thank you for your understanding.
  3. An established, working professional in the field. Minimum 5 years experience producing and/or selling items, participating in trade related shows, and/or has practical or technical training. 

Expectations of the Artist

We accept applicants who intend to work specifically in fashion/textiles.

The program is oriented towards engagement with the local community, making connections with individuals, organizations and initiatives taking place in and around Haines Junction. An ideal applicant may also have a  background in community-based practices and who posess awareness/sensitivity towards intercultural engagement. 

Upon arrival, the artist will prepare and present at an Opening Reception. This event gives community members an opportunity to learn about the artist and their previous work, as well as their plans during the residency period. 

During the residency, the artist will have flexibility in how they would like to structure their time. Past participants have arranged for programming such as outdoor hiking, home stays, model castings, craft nights, weekly workshops, Elder’s lunches, drop-in studio hours, and more. The artist will work with the General Manager and Program Coordinator to arrange for such programming. Some of these arrangements will be made ahead of time, applicants are encouraged to think about which activities/topics interest them and how they would like to engage with the community. 

The artist is expected to manage their time within the arranged schedule to develop their artistic process, ensuring they can complete final works by the outlined end date. 

The culmination of the residency will take place in form of a public presentation of works. The artist, along with JAR Program Staff, will envision, prepare and produce a final display of art pieces. Past examples include fashion shows, gallery displays and a presentation outlining the artistic process for community members. 

Required Documents

Documents can be uploaded to the online application form. Please do not e-mail documents. All documents should be in .pdf , .jpg or .mpeg formats. 

  1. Artist Statement/Bio, 1 page max.
  2. Current CV, 3 pages max.
  3. 7-10 images, video or digital media of past works. Number all files and provide an additional document to correspond with each submission giving concise details about the piece. 
  4. Residency Project Ideas and Intentions. Please tell us: a) why you would like to participate in this program; b) brief brainstorm of project ideas (including what types of materials you want to work with, themes, approaches, process, etc.); c) activities/programming you would like to arrange and take part in while here and; d) your plans to engage the local community in your project. **responses will be filled out separately on application form. 

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