Richmond Arts Coalition

FEATURED FOCUS: ArtRich 2017 Submissions Are Open!



Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday
with an Exhibition opportunity: ArtRich 2017

Richmond, BC –The Richmond Arts Coalition is marking Canada’s 150th by presenting ArtRich 2017, the second bi-annual juried exhibition for local artists at the Richmond Art Gallery, from December 2 to 31, 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.

Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) Chair Linda Barnes says, “After the great success of ArtRich 2015, we are delighted to work with the Richmond Art Gallery again to showcase a wide variety of artistic mediums and celebrate the talent of our local artists. We are looking forward to our opening reception Friday, December 1, to which we invite all the artists who submitted work, not just those whose art was chosen by the independent jury.”

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. Entries should reflect the artist’s relationship to our country in some way.

There are two changes to ArtRich from the 2015 exhibition: digital submissions and cash awards.

It’s Canada’s 150th, so our prizes reflect that! 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 at the end of the exhibition.

Residents of the Lower Mainland who are 18 years or older are invited to enter a maximum of two works per artist (regardless of category) for adjudication. Only one work per artist will be selected for the exhibition. Entries must be received by 4:00 pm, Monday, October 16, 2017.

For full event and entry details, visit
Contact: Debbie Tobin, Co-ordinator – ArtRich 2017
Phone: 604-788-4120


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




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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 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)

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