About the Richmond Arts Coalition

The City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Culture department completed a Master Plan and Arts Strategy for the City of Richmond. These plans identified the need for an organization to bring artists and arts organizations together to discuss issues and advocate with one voice.

RAC continues to build a strong, united, member-driven organization that serves the interests of artists and arts and culture organizations in Richmond. The membership elected a steering committee made up of representatives from the artistic community.  RAC is making steady progress towards the membership’s goals. Thank you to the membership for your continued support and confidence.

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Our Vision

To be welcoming and inclusive member-driven association that will support and celebrate culture and arts activity in Richmond.

Our Mandate

To create support for a diversity of cultural and arts experiences by ensuring that artists, arts organizations and arts supporters can contribute to the quality of life in Richmond, as expressed in the following ways:

  • Advocate for arts and culture to all levels of government
  • Work with other coalitions for arts and culture
  • Provide a communications platform for culture and the arts
  • Advocate for a new cultural and performing arts facility in Richmond
  • Ensure that Richmond arts and culture are represented at major events in Richmond.

Our Sponsors

  • Gateway Theatre
  • Richmond News
  • Innovations Networks

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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