Artist in the School provides high quality, engaging and culturally diverse programming to students across the territory. There are more than 90 artists and 200 different programs available through our online and print catalogue.
In 2018-19 more than AIS artists travelled to every Yukon community to deliver over 5100 arts encounters for students.
The Artist in the School Program (AIS) has been in existence since the mid-1980s. It is available to all Yukon elementary and secondary schools including 18 schools in Whitehorse and 14 in the communities.
The Yukon Art Society (YAS) was founded in April of 1970. Not only is it the oldest visual arts organization in the Yukon, but with a membership of around 150 members, it is the largest. The size and longevity of YAS can be explained in part by our inclusiveness policy.
Arts Underground is a community space dedicated to the exploration, teaching and presentation of visual arts and heritage through a partnership between the Yukon Art Society (YAS), Yukon Arts Centre (YAC), Friends of the Yukon Archives Society (FOYAS) and MacBride Museum of Yukon History. The space and utilities are generously donated by the Hougen Group of Companies, which was instrumental in the formation of Arts Underground.