Richmond Arts Coalition


FEATURED FOCUS: ArtRich 2017 Submissions Are Open!


In 2017, Canada is 150 years young. The Richmond Arts Coalition is marking this historic occasion by presenting ArtRich 2017, its second bi-annual juried exhibition for local artists at the Richmond Art Gallery, from December 2nd to December 31st, 2017.

The exhibition, presented with the generous support of the Richmond Art Gallery, the City of Richmond and Canada 150 funding, provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together.

ArtRich 2017 responds to the past, present and future of this nation by encouraging artists to submit work that reflects upon Canada—pre-contact, now, and towards the future. Artworks submitted should represent the artist’s experiences, ideas or perspectives on the expansive land mass, communities and cultures we now define as Canada. Artists are encouraged in particular to consider: Environment, Diversity, and Reconciliation.

An exciting change to the ArtRich process is online submissions. Instead of carrying in artwork to be juried, entrants will send a digital photo of their work. To help artists who may not be confident creating these photo files, RAC will be offering a workshop at the Richmond Art Gallery on September 14 from 6pm – 9pm. Artists may bring to the workshop the artwork they wish to photograph for submission to ArtRich. We’ll show you how to do it, or even do it for you.

The other welcome change is cash awards. Thanks to funding from Richmond Canada 150, we are able to offer cash prizes this year. 1st Prize $150; 2nd Prize $150; 3rd Prize $150. All awards will be chosen by visitors to the exhibition and announced in the Richmond News.

Submissions are open!

Full submission details:
ArtRich 2017 Application Form:

Submission Details as a .pdf
Application Form as a .pdf


The Richmond Arts Coalition is pleased to announce Rob Fillo as RAC’s first ever Executive Director!

“We are excited that Rob has agreed to lend his energy and expertise to move our strategic plan forward. Together we envision a successful and bright future for RAC and the arts here in Richmond.” – RAC Chair, Linda Barnes




Click here to view current Arts, Culture and Heritage events in Richmond.

Our Mission

To promote, support and advocate for the Arts in all their various forms within Richmond, BC.

Our Vision

RAC Vision:

Richmond is recognized as a creative community. This means:

  1. The City is an Arts destination with a vibrant Arts scene which values and appreciates all forms of the Arts.
  2. The community is engaged in activity which includes:
    1. A variety of Arts-related objects, performances and experiences available to the public
    2. Arts gathering spaces
    3. Meaningful connection between culture, heritage and the Arts
    4. The Arts are used to explore cultural connectivity
    5. A friendly and welcoming community including daytime and night-time vibrance
    6.  A wide variety of Arts-related programs and events
    7. Sustainable and stable Arts organizations
    8. Arts-focused hubs (The Arts District in the City Centre Official Community Plan and Steveston)
  3.  The livability of the community encourages artists to live and work in Richmond.

Our Sponsors

    • Gateway Theatre
    • Richmond News
    • Innovation Networks
    • City of Richmond
    • Government of Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage)
    • Richmond Canada 150

Our Partners

    • City of Richmond
    • Gateway Theatre
    • Richmond Art Gallery
    • Steveston 20/20
    • Gulf of Georgia Cannery
    • Steveston Historical Society
    • RYMP (Richmond Youth Media Program)
    • CMWAC (Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada)
    • RCCS (Richmond Chinese Community Society)

Indonesian batik demo

Indonesian batik demo by artists Diandra Durando and Liza Wajong of Citranti of Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society at Lipont Place on May 20th, 2017. Stay tuned of upcoming workshops!

Posted by Lipont Place on Thursday, June 22, 2017