Richmond Arts Coalition


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


To celebrate, we are holding the first of a new series of monthly RAC member meetups!

April 2
RAC Monthly Members Meetup
Waves Coffeehouse
120-12231 First Avenue

This month is a chance to meet with our new Executive Director, Rob Fillo, to discuss the future of RAC and the direction of arts in Richmond. The intent of this series is to create an open forum so we can connect and share ideas on how to improve our arts community.

*special thanks to Steve Zhu at Waves Coffeehouse for hosting!*



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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 Orchestra & Chorus
    • BC Children’s Art and Literacy Centre Society
    • Richmond Chamber of Commerce
    • Tourism Richmond