Applications for our 2020 program are now closed. Thank you for your interest!

JAR runs every other year. The next round of applications will open in Fall 2021. Join our Mailing List for updates!

Applicant Eligibility 

  1.  You must have legal status in Canada. (International artists must check with Immigration Canada (www.cic.gc.ca) if they are eligible to work in the country)
  2. Yukon residents are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada and must reside outside of Yukon Territory.
  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. 

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.

Other Considerations

Applicant may have experience: 

  • Working in community settings. This includes (not limited to) working with vulnerable populations such as youth, seniors, minority groups and/or persons with disabilities.
  • Draw upon the program’s theme of ‘Sewing Through the Landscape’ which incorporates the surrounding natural and social environment of the Kluane region into the artist’s process and physical works.
  • Engaging communities to participate in arts practices on various levels.
  • Working collaboratively with Indigenous individuals, organizations, initiatives or programs in Canada.
  • Facilitating workshops, community-based events/arts practices.
  • Presenting information to community audiences.
  • Coordinating gallery or fashion shows, planning events. 

Expectations of the Artist

Artist applicants are expected to:

  • Work specifically in fashion and/or textiles.
  • Draw upon the program’s theme of ‘Sewing Through the Landscape’ which incorporates the surrounding natural and social environment of the Kluane region into the artist’s process and physical works.
  • Have a strong interest in or demonstrated experience deeply engaging with communities using intercultural competencies (awareness and sensitivity to diverse perspectives). Artists should strive to work within the context of the community, utilizing and embracing local human and material resources.
  • Be willing to prepare presentations for the local community which will introduce the artist’s previous work and intentions for the program, as well as showcase the culmination of their work and process throughout the residency.
  • Organize their time in an efficient manner, working alongside program coordinators to create a schedule of activities which builds towards their artistic process (such as: homestays, meetings, community workshops, studio drop-in hours, outdoor recreation, or other experiences or excursions to inspire the artist’s research)
  • Create final works in the form of a fashion collection, wearable art, sculpture or installation, or other fashion/textile works.
  • Present final works to the community via an event (past examples include fashion shows, presentations, gallery receptions). 

About the Program

The Junction Artist in Residence Program is a 3 month residency for fashion and textile artists located in Haines Junction, Yukon Territory. The artist is immersed in the community and landscape of the Kluane region, and is provided various opportunities to engage in-depth with their surroundings. The artist works with the program’s theme of ‘Sewing Through the Landscape’, integrating their natural and cultural experiences into final pieces of wearable art. The artist will give mini-presentations, facilitate workshops and showcase their collection of works at a final community event.

JAR emphasizes a fashion and textile focus as a way to connect to the local, traditional and contemporary practices in the Kluane region and Yukon Territory at large. JAR provides a unique opportunity as one of the only residencies specifically intended for Canadian fashion and textile artists. The JAR program provides a challenging yet rewarding experience for the artist, due to the duration, immersive component and community engagement opportunities.

Program Details

  • Dates: July – October, 2020 **

**Dates can be accommodated depending on the artist’s availability. Example: June – August with a return for final presentation of works in October. Artist must complete 3-months total. Determined on a case-by-case basis. 

** Additional air travel outside of flight routes, gas, taxi and other transportation costs are the participant’s responsibility.

Questions about eligibility or program details? E-mail: junctionjar@gmail.com or jarcoordinator@gmail.com