Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence

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NPS/Shannon Millard

Art is alive on the Chilkoot Trail

Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, the Skagway Arts Council, and the US National Park Service provide opportunities for established visual artists to pursue their work inspired by history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. They interact with hikers, create art, and share their experience.

During their residency each artist gives a talk at Sheep Camp and Lindeman City campgrounds. Once off the trail they present their experience and some of their work in Whitehorse, YT and Skagway, AK. Contact the park for this year's artist talk schedule.


How to apply to be a Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence?

Starting with the 2018 season, one regional artist (Yukon/Alaska) and two artists from anywhere in the world will join the program. Applications for 2021 are due February 1, 2020. Applications are available on the Yukon Arts Centre website.

For more information:

  • Telephone: (867) 667-8485 or (867) 667-8460
  • Fax: (867) 393-6300
  • Email:
  • Website: Yukon Arts Centre
A woman in woven hat and a colorful blanket
2015 Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence, Heather Callaghan, displays a piece of art she made as part of her residency.

NPS photo/S. Millard

Chilkoot Trail Artists in Residence

  • Kevin Curry (United States representative)
  • Michelle Latimer (Canadian representative)
  • Heather Callaghan (Alaska/Yukon representative)


Last updated: January 22, 2020

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