Festival Info

Artist Applications

Artist Applications for the 2017 Festival are now available online! Please complete the appropriate online forms here, or if you prefer, electronic copies can be sent to you upon request.

New artists must complete an Artist Biographical Form in addition to an Artist Application (Visual or Performing).

Online Forms


Food Vendor Application

We're seeking vendors to sell healthy food during our upcoming festival, and who can operate out of the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre's kitchen or set up food trucks on site. To apply, please complete the following PDF and email, mail or fax it to our office.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Join us as a volunteer!

2016 Program Cover

Download the 2016 Program

The complete 2016 Program, as published in What's Up Yukon, is available for download. It includes a detailed schedule, site map, and tons of useful information! All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Click here to download or view the program PDF.

The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.

Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities. With unique opportunities like Adäka our artists will undoubtedly continue to set new standards of quality and excellence in the arts and cultural sector!

Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association

The Festival Producer

The festival is administered by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT). YFNCT is a not-for-profit organization committed to growing, promoting and celebrating strong and sustainable Yukon First Nations arts, culture and tourism sectors.

The Festival Venue

We are proud to have the magnificent Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre as the home for the Festival. This cedar-clad, traditionally inspired building features high ceilings, excellent acoustics, a stunning view of the Yukon River, towering clay cliffs, and surrounding mountains.

The Festival Team

The Festival office is located in the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association headquarters in the White Pass Building, at Front Street and Main Street in Whitehorse.