The Dawson City Music Festival Association was incorporated as a registered, not-for-profit society in 1980. It is a registered charity. Led by the hardest-working Board of Directors in showbiz, the DCMF enjoys a robust and active membership.
The Dawson City Music Festival will remain “Canada’s tiny, perfect Festival” by consistently and collaboratively delivering high-quality, diverse musical experiences. By doing so, the Dawson City Music Festival Association will be recognized as a significant contributor to both the quality of life and the cultural economy in Dawson and Yukon; and the DCMF will be understood as a celebration of Dawson’s spirit, hospitality, volunteerism, and community life.
The Dawson City Music Festival Association celebrates and supports its local environment by presenting world-class grassroots musical programming in Dawson, including but not limited to the annual Dawson City Music Festival.
Currently, the Association carries out this mission by producing its namesake summer music festival and at least four year-round concerts; providing educational outreach and tourism development via a songwriter-in-residence program; and by advocating for the development of the local, regional, and national arts sector.
The following values are intrinsic to our Association and our work.
- Honouring our legacy
- Accountability and transparency
- Community engagement and community ownership
- The grassroots spirit
- Audience and performer diversity
- Intergenerational engagement
- Economic development
- Local, municipal, and national pride
- Support and development of Yukon, Northern and Canadian musicians, at multiple stages of their career.
- Excellence in programming, administration and conduct