Artist Opportunities


Artist Opportunities:

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

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: 

Concord Gardens Arts Units for Rent
As part of the City of Richmond’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the Concord Gardens Artist Residential Tenancy Studio (ARTS) Units are an opportunity open specifically to professional artists who can demonstrate financial need. Tenants must meet eligibility requirements: income and professional artistic practice.
Offering to Eligible Arts Applicants:

    • Live-work studios with ground floor entry and garage door opening
    • Limited number of 1 or 2 bedroom layouts
    • Approximately 900-1,200 sqft. of living space
    • Special rental rate of $837/month

More info: 
Application Form: 

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: