Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence

Close up of trail journal with water color illustration

NPS photo/S. Millard

The arts are alive on the Chilkoot Trail

Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work inspired by history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite.


Do you want to be a Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence?

In 2017, a Canadian, an American, and a regional (Yukon/Alaska) artist will be selected. In 2018, a regional artist and two artists from anywhere in the world will be selected for the program. Check back fall 2017 for information for applications for the 2019 Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence program, open to artists worldwide.

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

Past Chilkoot Trail Artists in Residence


  • Dan Hudson (Canadian representative)
  • Julie Zhu (United States representative)
  • Andrea Nelson (Alaska/Yukon representative)


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



Last updated: February 1, 2017

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