Artist Opportunities


Artist Opportunities:

October 1
Yes, I am a Vocal Body: Intro Interdisciplinary Skills (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall
7700 Minoru Gate
Ages 12-Seniors No observers please. In a delightful 2 hour participatory workshop, AD Catherine Lee introduces basics for creating Vocal Body works. After a short physical/vocal warm-up, we will experiment with vocal skills and explore individual expression combining voice and movement. “Scores” for group improvisations will be introduced to develop a short ensemble piece specific to participants.
Please wear comfortable, layered, mobile clothing & cotton socks. No shoes, please. Intended for those in moderate or better physical condition, the workshop can be modified for less mobile participants.

Submission Deadline: October 16th, 4pm
ArtRich 2017

This exhibition, from December 2nd to 31st, is presented by the Richmond Arts Coalition with the generous support of the Richmond Art Gallery, the City of Richmond and Canada 150 funding. It provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities
to exhibit together. 

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. Thanks to funding from Richmond Canada 150, we are able to offer cash prizes this year. It’s Canada’s
150th, so our prizes reflect that! 1st Prize $150; 2nd Prize $150; 3rd Prize $150.
For full information and entry details:
Deadline: Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 5:00pm PST

Artists Engaging Communities 2018, Call to Artists
The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks three artists or artist teams with socially oriented practices to engage diverse and multi-generational audiences in three unique public art opportunities. Artists will be required to choose one of three communities to work with: Hamilton Community
Association, Minoru Arenas Association or Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. These art opportunities invite emerging and professional artists to imagine innovative ways to engage seniors, adults, youth and children in the making of artwork and foster individual creative expression for their community.
Artist Fee: $20,000 CAD, Hamiliton Community Association; $10,000 CAD, Richmond Arenas Community Association; $10,000 CAD, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Eligibility: Open to artists and artist teams residing in British Columbia
Duration: January – December 2018
More Information:
Deadline: October 24, 5pm

Steveston Nikkei Memorial Public Artwork Opportunity
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with the Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, is seeking an artist or artist team with past experience in creating commemorative artworks to develop a Nikkei memorial in acknowledgement of the 75th anniversary of the relocation of Japanese Canadians from Richmond. The public artwork will be located in the Steveston Community Park, 4010 Moncton Street, Richmond, B.C. This is a two-stage artist call. Following review by the selection panel of the submitted artists’ qualifications, up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to attend an interview. Artists are not to provide concept proposals at the interview stage. The selected artist or artist team will be contracted to develop the concept proposal through a community engagement process. An honorarium of $500 will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams. A travel allowance will be available for shortlisted artists residing outside of the Greater Vancouver area.
Artist Budget: $325,000 CDN
Eligibility: Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in Canada
Email: Eric Fiss,
Phone: 604.247.4612
Website and how to apply:

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

Various dates
October 2017 Grant Deadlines
Little Dog Creative Consulting helpfully compiles monthly lists of grant deadlines for artists in BC.
You can find it online at:

Various dates
BC Music Fund Program Applications
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.

Rocanini Cafe
Call to artists wanting to show at Rocanini Café in Steveston Village: please send short bio and 8-10 thumbnail images of your paintings with title, size, medium and price.

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:


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We thank the City of Richmond for their support.