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Arts Advisory Council (Yukon)

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Address: 100 Hanson Street, Box 2703 (L-3), Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-3535; 1-800-661-0408 | Fax: 867-393-7400


The Council has the following functions:

  • make recommendations to the Minister on financial assistance to individual artists and arts organizations;
  • at least once every two years, conduct a review of the criteria for financial assistance and make recommendations to the Minister about how to serve the current needs of artists, arts organizations, and arts consumers;
  • monitor the implementation of the Yukon arts policy and other programs and services under the Act;
  • make recommendations to the Minister about changes to the Yukon arts policy; and
  • make recommendations to the Minister on matters that the Minister refers to the Council for its advice.


Period: 2001 to present
Type: Advisory


The Minister appoints up to 9 members including a Chair and Vice-Chair.

Appointments to this Committee are subject to standing order 45 of the Legislative Assembly.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: Established, professional artists, knowledgeable participants in the arts or people that have made a significant contribution to the development of the arts. Members are selected with the goal of  representing several arts disciplines, Yukon communities and the distinct interests of First Nations artists.

Term: Not exceeding 3 years. May be reappointed for further terms.

Meetings: At the call of the Chair—usually 5 times a year.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees currently looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Murray, Mellisa Member 01/20/2018 01/19/2021
Firth, John Member 01/20/2018 01/19/2021
Hehn, Heidi Member 01/20/2018 01/19/2021
Castellarin, Tarie   Member   01/13/2016   01/12/2019
Gauthier, Marjolene    Member    03/30/2017    03/29/2020 
Cushing, A. Allison (Al)    Member    03/30/2017    03/29/2020 
Olson, Jacqueline (Jackie)    Member    03/30/2017    03/29/2020 
Bauberger, Nicole    Member    03/30/2017    03/29/2020 
Reid, Krista   Member   06/08/2017    06/07/2020