Richmond Arts Coalition


Richmond Arts Coalition Seeks Executive Director:
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Do you know a Richmond artist or

arts organization who deserves recognition?


Is there a star volunteer or community-minded business that has supported the arts, beyond expectations? If so, nominate them for the ninth annual Richmond Arts Awards by Friday, March 17 at 5:00 pm.

The Awards will celebrate excellence in six categories: Business and the Arts, Volunteerism, Cultural Leadership, Artistic Innovation, Arts Education and Youth Arts. All artistic disciplines are eligible: visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, as well as craft, environmental arts and new media. Nominations are now being accepted across all categories.

The Richmond Arts Awards are designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders. Award winners will be announced in a special ceremony on May 16 hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Richmond Arts Awards 2017 was developed in partnership by the City of Richmond with the Richmond Arts Coalition, and is supported by the Richmond News.

For more information on the Richmond Arts Awards, visit


Online submissions are being accepted here.





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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)

Our Partners

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