46th annual DCMF: July 19-21, 2024!
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Dawson City Music Festival

Call for Committee Members

The Dawson City Music Festival Association (DCMF) is seeking volunteer committee members for our Songwriter in Residence program. 

If you are passionate about music, interested in community events, and would like to be involved in selecting DCMF’s 2021 Songwriter in Residence, we’d love to hear from you!


Since 2006, DCMF has proudly operated an annual Songwriter in Residence program with support from Klondike Institute of Art & Culture and North Klondyke Highway Music Society. The program brings a songwriter to Dawson City for a month-long stay each January, where they receive studio and living space. The artist is expected to spend time working on their craft, perform one public concert (subject to change due to COVID-19), and collaborate with the community by leading an outreach activity. Previous participants have deeply involved themselves with the local community and have found it to be an enriching, once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  • Express an interest in Canadian music and community events (no musical experience required)
  • Be willing and able to make the specified time and date commitments (see below)
  • Have access to internet and be able to work with Google Docs and Zoom (navigational assistance may be provided)
  • Have no real or perceived bias regarding any special interest group or particular artist while serving as Committee members
  • Consider the best interests of the entire community and the organization


  • Saturday, October 31st: Artist submissions close
  • Monday, November 2nd:  All applications forwarded to Committee members for review. Early applications will be shared on an ongoing basis
  • Sunday, November 8th: Committee members forward their top three selections to DCMF staff (based on program requirements)
  • Tuesday, November 10th: Committee meets to make the final selection from short listed artists. 
  • Early January, Dates TBD: Committee members and staff welcome the selected artist. Tasks may include airport pickup, organizing and hosting a potluck dinner and facilitating sightseeing. 
  • Thursday/Friday, January 21st/22nd: Public concert at KIAC Ballroom. Committee members are asked to help with set up, tear down and door. 

Apply here: https://forms.gle/1s2cAMafREt44M1P7


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Committee meeting may take place virtually. Any in-person activities such as concerts, welcome gatherings and workshops may be altered or cancelled