Artist Opportunities


Artist Opportunities:

Deadline: January 11 at 5pm
Richmond Canada 150 Storm and Sanitary Sewer Access Cover Design
Request for Artist Proposals (RFP)
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with Engineering and Public Works, invites professional artists residing in Canada to submit proposals for sewer access cover designs. Two artists or artist teams will be selected. This is an excellent opportunity for artists working in two-dimensional media including drawing, printmaking, illustration and graphic design. The sewer access covers will be installed throughout the City of Richmond to replace decommissioned covers and for new infrastructure and building developments.
Artist Budget: Up to $2,500 CAD each
Eligibility: Artists residing in Canada
Completion: Spring 2018
For more information on how to apply:
Artist Call Request for Proposal:
Document Design Template:
PDF Document Application Information Form:

Submission Deadline: January 19
Multifaith Calendar 2019 – Coming Together: Exploring New Connections
In a world where negativity and fear seem to be headlining the evening news, it is all too easy to become insular and raise walls in an attempt to protect ourselves. But it takes exactly the opposite approach to change the tide of popular culture. Rather than separate and divide even further, now is the time to take down walls, and come together in new ways. This year, we are asking: What connects us?  Is it, for example, relationships, economies, politics, a sense of place, a unique culture? What brings people together in dialogue, action and creativity? How do we build new bridges across old divides? Let’s look for new paradigms on how to actively engage with each other that holds the promise of inclusion and not exclusion. Let’s envision all the wonderful ways to connect.
Submission Guidelines: Artwork on this theme can be submitted in any medium. All artists are invited to submit including those who have never been featured in the Calendar and those who have been featured in past editions. Work can be in any medium. The interpretation of the theme will be determined by the overall collection of images received.
How We Pay Artists: Selected artists will be offered an honorarium of $250 per monthly calendar image, $500 for the cover image, and $100 for smaller inset images placed throughout the Calendar. In addition, selected artists will receive a set of complimentary Calendars once published.
Submit digital images in low resolution (jpg / 72 dpi) to:
Should a piece be chosen, we will contact the artist and request a high resolution version of the image (9″ x 9″, 400 dpi – tiff or jpg).

Call for Black Artists
Black History Month Richmond is looking for Black artists to display different forms of art in the Richmond Cultural Centre in February.
If interested: Contact Mary Wilson at

Ongoing – December 29 (Fridays)
Art Café
City Centre Community Centre
5900 Minoru Boulevard
Fridays, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Art Cafe is a FREE open, multimedia arts drop-in for adults of all skill levels. Connect with other local artists while creating art and enjoying local pressed coffee. Limited art supplies available, including sewing machines, paints, pencils and more. FREE. For ages 18+
Phone: 604.204.8588

BC Artist Registry
Calling all BC artists! We invite all British Columbian adults who are artists in any discipline to be counted in the BC Artist Registry. Whether your arts practice is your full-time or part-time career, or your avocational pursuit, you may join the Registry through our simple online form.
Across the province, arts champions in municipalities and local agencies express the need to learn more about artists in their communities, but lack the channels to connect with those individuals. The BC Artist Registry becomes an important tool for reaching artists directly, inviting their participation in surveys and other types of consultation.
The BC Artist Registry uses a simple online form recording an artist’s name, contact information, and field(s) of artistic discipline. Joining the Registry is free, and the personal information remains private and confidential. From time to time, artists on the Registry will be invited to participate in more detailed surveys or other consultations. The Registry will be open for ongoing registration with no deadline, to ensure a growing resource for meaningful statistics and research in our province’s cultural sector.


Various dates
BC Music Fund Program Applications

SpaceFinder BC
SpaceFinder BC increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the province of British Columbia. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while artists and public alike can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder BC is free to list or search for space.

Open Calls for Artists to exhibit at City Hall and the Richmond Art Gallery
The Richmond Art Gallery is accepting submissions for exhibitions at Richmond City Hall and the Richmond Art Gallery. Proposals should include a current CV, an artist statement, a statement of the proposed work and images or video of work. More information can be found on the forms below.
City Hall Exhibition Submission Form:
Richmond Art Gallery Exhibition Submission Form:

Applications for 2018 community art displays – Thompson Community Association
Since 2009 Thompson Community Association’s Art Committee has spearheaded projects such as:
River Walk community art installation
– Monthly art display in the lobby
– Art pieces adorning the walls of the fitness centre.
Applications for 2018 community art displays are now being accepted.
Application Form:
To Apply:
in person or via email to