More rate reductions for Keno City Music & Art Workshop! 

Press Release   -  JUNE 30, 2017 

Lower overall rates & individual workshop rates improve access for Keno workshop. 

Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) and the Keno Community Club are pleased to announce another rate reduction, as well as the opportunity to register for individual workshops, for the Keno Music & Art Workshop. 

The workshop is a unique opportunity to learn and collaborate, open to adults of all genders. Mature youth can register if accompanied by a responsible guardian. Participants can register for the first week (July 24-30), the second week (July 30-Aug 5), or both. 

· The regular rate for one week is now $250 or $400 for both weeks. 

· The under and un-employed rate is now $175 for one week or $300 for both weeks. 

· The 2-week rate includes all BONUSES (2 hrs of mentorship, demo song recording, & art cards). 

Individual 2-hour workshops are $30 if pre-registered, supplies included, and $40 for a drop-in. These rates do not include the bonuses. Mentorship will be available at a rate of $50/hour. 

For additional info about artists and to register, go to: 

“We are extremely pleased to be making this workshop available at such dramatically-lowered prices,” said Shirley Watts-Haase, President of the YWIM Board. “This is a wonderful opportunity to focus on your art with guidance from some of the territory’s most creative and productive artists and musicians from Whitehorse, Dawson City and Mayo, as well as Manitoba.” 
The rate reduction for the July 24 - August 5 workshop is made possible through financial support from the Yukon Government via Yukon Arts Fund and On Yukon Time, as well as from business sponsors. Thank you to Keno Community Club and Caribou Crossing Coffee for their major sponsorships. 

Pre-registrations are respectfully encouraged, to allow for planning for enough art supplies. 

Come spend a week or two of peaceful, fun, resourceful, creative time in Keno City, Yukon. Make new friends or keep to yourself. Evening activities and open mics will bring people together with the community of Keno to enjoy artistic creations and musical performances of participants, artists-in-residence, and the public, including tourists and artists who may drop in. Evening campfires will be more intimate. 

The workshop offers dedicated time and space to create your own art and music outside and inside in an environment that nurtures inspiration. Professional artists-in-residence, who are also the workshop facilitators, will be onsite to guide, support and mentor participants in both music and visual arts. The workshops are suitable for musicians and artists of all levels and adults of all ages and genders. 

Participants in the 2016 Keno Workshop highlighted both the location and the quality of instruction as being positive aspects of their experience: 
“This was a FANTASTIC idea. And I think a perfect combination of workshop topics and location.” 

“Such a healing, creative experience. It was an absolute honour to be involved.” 

“I think [Keno] was a great location! So many beautiful, unique, interesting, crooked and quirky sites and characters to inspire art and music.” 

“I felt the instructors gave us adequate information and instruction for each class to really feel inspired to go create and experiment with pieces of our own further.” 

“Keno is exactly right – variety of lodging, food, great history and lots of venues to pick from. It’s accessible to all ages.” 

"When I think of Keno I have happy memories of a town that is just the right size and a feeling of being nicely isolated and rambling around on foot and looking at it all through an Arts lens…allowing myself to do this, for a whole week, and to ‘be’ in that space, was indulgence at its finest. 
The artists in residence/instructors for the 2017 Keno Workshop include: 

Visual Artists 
-Nicole Bauberger – week 1 
-Heidi Marion – week 1 
-Lillian Loponen – week 2 
-Dieter Weise – week 2 

Musical Artists 
-Kim Beggs – week 1 
-Sarah MacDougall – week 1 
-Cindy Harder – week 2 
-BJ MacLean – week 2 

Week-long participants will receive: 
-12 hours of workshops in music 
-12 hours of workshops in visual arts 
-One demo recording of your new song 
-6 evenings of music and art celebrations (your participation is encouraged) 
-2 hours of one-on-one mentorship/music/art lessons 
-6 art card prints of one of your own works of art (you can order more) 

For further information contact Workshop Producer Kim Beggs at: or 867-334-8696 

To register, go to: