The Natural and the Manufactured is co-presented by the ODD Gallery and Artist in Residence Program of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). Housed within the historic ODD Fellows Hall in downtown Dawson City, KIAC is an active centre of cultural and social energy and host to an ambitious schedule of courses, presentations, festivals, and exhibitions. Programming priorities are determined by a volunteer Board of Directors in consultation with KIAC staff.
Founded in 2001, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcome over 170 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. The program operates year-round and accommodates two artists concurrently for residencies of four to twelve weeks duration. Artists in Residence also facilitate outreach programs such as artist’s talks, open studios and workshops intended to promote interaction and professional development, and advance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary arts practices within the community.
The Artist in Residence Program aims to present an inspirational environment and culturally relevant context for art creation and research for professional artists of all levels of experience.
The ODD Gallery is a contemporary visual arts centre housed in the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture. The Gallery’s year-round programming features solo and group exhibitions by regional, national and international visual artists, and supports a wide array of outreach initiatives including artist’s and curator’s talks, open studios, workshops and youth programs. Gallery programming aims to develop creative opportunites for professional artists and cultural workers at all stages in their careers, and provides our remote community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories.