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 junctionjar@gmail.com or jarcoordinator@gmail.com

About the Program

The Junction Artist in Residence Program is a three month-long artist in residence experience, where the artist will be immersed in the culture, landscape and community of the Kluane region. The artist will capture this experience by creating a piece or collection of wearable art or fashion.

This residency uses fashion as the focus as a way to connect to the local and traditional fashions and textiles of the Kluane region and Yukon Territory at large. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Canadian fashion and textile artists as it is one of the only residencies of its kind. The JAR program provides a challenging yet rewarding experience for the artist, due to its length and of course the choice of fashion as a non-conventional medium for residency programs.

Program Details

  • 3-month residency program in the Village of Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, located on the outskirts of the spectacular Kluane National Park and Reserve and the Traditional Territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Kluane First Nation
  • Housing/studio space and food stipend provided.
  • Some artist material costs covered. 
  • Monthly honorarium, with bonus honorarium for additional workshops, presentations and events.
  • Flexible and customized schedule to fit within the artist’s project ideas and residency goals.
  • Final presentation of works (ex: fashion show, gallery display, public presentation, etc.). The artist will determine how to present their results.
  • NOTE: Transportation and additional food costs are the participant’s responsibility.

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).

Please click here for Application Guidelines. 

Past Participants

Jacquelyn van Kampen, 2016

Henry Navarro Delgado, 2018

Contact Information

JAR General Manager – junctionjar@gmail.com

JAR Program and Event Coordinator – jarcoordinator@gmail.com

Support the JAR Program

As a partner with the JAR program, you can support us in many ways;

  • Connect with the artist during the residency
  • Donate textiles, clothing, fabric, and other relevant materials for the artist’s endeavors
  • Visit or participate in JAR related events, receptions and presentations during the program
  • Sign up for the JAM Mailing List to be updated with offerings and requests related to the JAR Program
  • Share your knowledge of textiles, fashion & other creative practices with the artist
  • Participate in or volunteer for JAR programming.
  • Consider giving affordable or free housing for the artist in residence. This housing will serve as accommodation and/or a studio space.
  • Promote your business or organization by becoming an official program sponsor
  • Donate funds to support the program

SPONSORS (Present and Past)