Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – October 2017

Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – November 2017

Prepared by the Richmond Arts Coalition

If you’d like to add an event to this monthly list, please send information to rac@richmondartscoalition.com by the 15th of the month preceding your event.

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Featured Events and Opportunities:

Deadline: November 15
Richmond Arts Coalition Seeks New Board Members

The Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) is a small but mighty volunteer Board whose purpose is to be a welcoming and inclusive member-driven association that will support and celebrate culture and arts activity in Richmond.
RAC is looking to recruit new Board members.  We are looking for Richmond residents who have an interest in the arts and also have background in finance or business experience. As a Board member some experience in budget oversight, fund development, event planning, strategic planning, business management, marketing, communication or non-profit governance would be an asset.  RAC employs an Executive Director and Administrative Assistant to move our dynamic strategic plan forward. Enquiries are welcome.
Contact: Board Chair Linda Barnes at rac@richmondartscoalition.com

Deadline: November 3
Seeking a Professional Visual Artist for the 2018 City Appointments to the Public Art Advisory Committee
Richmond City Council wishes to fill one vacancy for a professional visual artist on the Public Art Advisory Committee. The Public Art Advisory Committee is a Council appointed volunteer advisory committee that provides advice and acts as a resource to City Council and staff on the City’s Public Art Program. The nine-member Committee includes individuals with an interest in art, architecture, planning, building construction, cultural tourism and/or history. The Public Art Advisory Committee meets approximately 11 times per year, currently on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Richmond City Hall. Please refer to our website at www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/Public_Art_-_TOR39303.pdf to view the Public Art Committee Terms of Reference.
How to submit: Persons interested in serving the community in a volunteer capacity on the Public Art Advisory Committee are invited to submit an application, along with a resume, to the attention of the City Clerk’s Office, no later than Friday, November 3, 2017. Applications forms can be obtained at the Information Desk, Main Floor, Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, or ion the City website at www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/boards/advisory.htm or by phone at 604-276-4007.

Deadline: November 20
City of Richmond Grants – now open!
The City of Richmond supports positive quality of life for all its residents and provides the annual City Grant Program to help support the work of community service organizations in the following areas:
– Arts and Culture
– Child Care
– Health, Social & Safety
– Parks, Recreation & Community Events.
Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply! Use the link below to find a number of user guides, tips, and guidelines for applying, as well as the grant application link itself.
To apply: https://www.richmond.ca/plandev/socialplan/citygrant.htm

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Arts Events:

November 1
Minoru Chapel Opera Series – Burnaby Lyric Opera’s Highlights from Grande Opera
Minoru Chapel
6540 Gilbert Road
2pm and 7pm
Burnaby Lyric Opera is proud to present highlights from their past and upcoming productions and highly-acclaimed Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. You will hear glorious music sung by British Columbia’s superb young opera singers under the musical direction of David Boothroyd.
Tickets: $20 for Adults and $18 (students/seniors). Purchase at door (cash only, space permitting) or, as recommended, in advance at 604-276-4300, Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Credit card only.
Website: https://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/chapel/chapel/operanights.htm

November 1 – November 30
Cathay Photographic Club Exhibit
Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Phone: 604-238-8422

November 1 – November 30
Exhibition by the Richmond Artists Guild
Richmond Cultural Centre – Upper Rotunda
7700 Minoru Gate
Email: Camyar.Chaichian@richmond.ca 
Phone: 604.247.8326 

November 2
Artist Salon with Mia Weinberg
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
The Richmond Art Gallery presents a monthly program for artists to connect, network and learn from each other. The November session features artist and art consultant Mia Weinberg, who will share her experiences working in the realm of Public Art. Mia Weinberg is a Vancouver-based artist specializing in site-specific public art. She applies her previous career experience as a materials technologist and production controller to her current work as a public artist, creating large beautiful installations that celebrate the cultural stories and environments where people live, work, and play. Several of her works can be seen in Richmond. Mia will share a behind-the-scenes view of her artistic process from proposal, to creative conception and construction, to unveiling. Free admission.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/artist-salon-with-mia-weinberg/

November 3
Prohibition
Steveston Interurban Tram Building
4011 Moncton Street
6pm-8pm
Enjoy a shot of beer with a splash of history at the Steveston Interurban Tram. Surround yourself with live jazz music while tasting a selection of beers from the Britannia Brewing Company and nibbling on light refreshments. Discover the scandalous stories from BC’s prohibition years with fascinating tales from Forbidden Vancouver while touring the nearly restored Tram Car 1220. This event is for ages 19+. To register: call 604-276-4300 or visit www.richmond.ca/register
The deadline to register is Wednesday November 1. Spots are limited.
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/interurban1220

November 3
Gino Vannelli
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
Canadian singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli first made a name for himself in the ‘70’s after moving from his native Montreal to Los Angeles where he signed with A&M Records. He went on to release a total of six albums between 1974 and 1978 … five of which made the Billboard charts. His mega-hits included “People Gotta Move,” “I Just Wanna Stop” and “Wheels of Life.” With his records climbing the charts, Vannelli ended up touring as the opener for Steve Wonder. Soon after receiving a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Male Vocalist”, he found himself headlining his own concerts to sold-out venues across North America. In addition to his Grammy nomination, Vannelli has taken home four Juno Awards.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/gino-vannelli/
Phone: 1.855.985.5000

November 4
Guess Who? – Annual Fundraiser for the Richmond Food Bank
Pioneer Church
No. 3 Road and Steveston Highway
10am
Richmond Artists Guild holds it annual fundraiser for Richmond Food Bank -“GuessWho?” All paintings are 10×10 on gallery-thick canvas and all sell for $100 with $50 going to the artist and the balance to the Food Bank. Paintings will be by members of Richmond Artists Guild, students of London/Steveston Secondary, prominent local artists such as Chris Charlebois, members of Western Canada Taiwanese Artist Society and others. It is a great opportunity to own original art and support a good cause. Guess Who painted the picture. It may be a well known local artist. It may be your nephew.  It may be a world famous artist. It may be ?????
Website: http://richmondartistsguild.com/

November 4
An Intimate Evening with Yanni: Piano & Intimate Conversation
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
The piano maestro is kicking off his North American tour this fall featuring Yanni Conversations, “An Intimate Evening with Yanni – Up Close and Personal”. As a thank you to his most dedicated fans, Yanni will forgo a big production and give his audience a chance to ask him questions while presenting his songs. No two evenings will be alike during the tour. Yanni’s iconic performances have resonated with billions of people across the globe. Yanni has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide. He has sold more than 25 million albums around the world, with his most recent albums seeing chart-topping success.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/intimate-evening-yanni-piano-intimate-conversation/
Phone: 1.855.985.5000

November 4
ROCA – Grant Us Peace
Fraserview MB Church
11295 Mellis Drive
7:30pm-9:30pm
Our season begins with a program that has deep connections to the cessation of war.  The Richmond Orchestra welcomes violinist Nancy DiNovo performing Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35; a work full of thematic material from his movie scores.  Sharing the stage, the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus will be joined by soprano Tabitha Brasso-Ernst and baritone Peter Monaghan to present the anguished and beautiful work Dona Nobis Pacem byRalph Vaughan Williams.
Website: https://www.roca.ca/roca-concert-season/2017/11/4/grant-us-peace
Phone: 604.276.2747

November 4
Curator’s Tour: Eternal Return
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
2pm-3pm
Guest curator Sunshine Frère leads a tour of the Eternal Return exhibition. This is a chance to hear the curator offer her unique insight into the works of each artist and how the exhibition came together. In addition, Lucien Durey will be performing vocal compositions before and after the tour that were written for a number of his sculptures in the exhibition, to reveal additional narratives and meaning in his series of works. Free admission. Everyone welcome to attend.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/curators-tour-eternal-return/

Ongoing – November 5
In Darkness Art Exhibition
Vancouver Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
Daily, 9am – 9pm. Admission: $10. Closed on statutory holidays.
In silence, in isolation. It is something you see in the corner of your eyes, something you feel deep in your heart. In Darkness. It is that something you cannot describe, that something sending a shiver down your spine. It is that something. Through an uncanny display of artistic expressions, in the most creative media, In Darkness instils a sense of darkness within. Featuring artists Anne Sargent, Anyuta Gusakova, Fiona Moes Pel.
Website: www.lipont.com
Phone: 604.285.9975

November 5
One Wild Night
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
Maja Salvador concert.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/one-wild-night/
Phone: 1.855.985.5000

Ongoing – November 10
Exhibition – Richmond Society for Community Living – Endless Possibilities
City Hall Galleria – Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
9am-5pm
Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Society for Community Living celebrate Community Living Month every year with an exhibition, that features works of art produced by individuals at the Avenues art program. All of the featured artists are supported through day programs offered by RSCL. This exhibition highlights the artists’ creative expression and allows visitors to the Richmond City Hall Galleria to see beyond disability to ability.
Website: https://www.richmond.ca/culture/gallery/ee/outreach.htm

November 11
Married to Canada – A Canada 150 Celebration
Main Stage – Surrey Arts Centre
13750 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC
8:00-10:30pm
Richmond-based Sudnya Dance Academy celebrates its 20th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation by honouring our country’s veterans, immigrants and those that paved the way for Canadian culture as it is today. Delight in the music and colourful costumes of Indian classical (Bharata Natyam) and folk (Giddha) dance, in a moving portrayal of the hopes, dreams, and traditions an Indian bride brings to Canada.Running time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission. Presented by Sudnya Dance Academy with support from Clarkson Events and Surrey Civic Theatres. Tickets available online and at the door (subject to availability).
Phone: Sudnya Dance Academy: 604-724-6564 or Clarkson Events 778-835-8897
Website: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/24142.aspx

November 12
Branscombe House – Jar Lanterns
Branscombe House
4900 Steveston Highway
1pm-3pm
Learn how to upcycle household items to create illuminated works of art. In this drop-in
workshop, participants will practice colour composition, develop skills in abstract design,
and expand ways of seeing. Folks will leave this workshop with their own handmade
artworks and the skills to create more. Free, and pre-registration is not required. Participants will leave these workshops with their own handmade artworks and the skills to create more. No experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied.
Website: www.richmond.ca/branscomberesidency

November 12
Cannery Farmer’s Market – Making Waves
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Moncton St & Third Ave
10am-3pm
Special for November 12th: Making Waves: An Expo of Change-Makers Conserving our West Coast Waters. Musical performances:
10am-12pm –  and Alice Fraser
1pm-3pm – 
Continuing the tradition of the Steveston winter farmers’ market as a local attraction and a gathering place for hundreds of neighbours, the Cannery Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for local food producers and artisans to showcase their products, which follow the “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or harvested by B.C. vendors can be sold. Community partner information tables, entertainment, and guided tours of the heritage site (by donation) enhance this fun market. Admission is Free. Dates: November 12, 26, December 3, 10, 17, January 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22.
Website: www.canneryfarmersmarket.org
To see upcoming vendors: http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/farmers-market/market

Ongoing – November 16
In Darkness Art Exhibition
Vancouver Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
Exhibition: Daily, 9am – 5pm. Admission: $10. Closed on holidays.
In Darkness is an art exhibition and visitor experience project. The audiences will enjoy a brilliant, dark, and uncanny exhibition surrounded by a vast gallery space with a prestigious display of art. Featuring sculpture, paintings, and installation by Anyuta Gusakova, Anne Sargent, and Fiona Moes Pel.
Tickets: http://indarkness.eventbrite.ca/  (promo code: 21DRK)
Website: www.lipont.com
Phone: 604.285.9975

November 16
Alvin and Carol-Lynn
Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Shipyard
5180 Westwater Drive
7:30pm
This duo’s first performance at the folk guild last year left them and the audience blown away, and eager to come back. SFG is pleased to announce their return as feature performers again. They had finally found a venue where they could play folk music and have an attentive audience. Alvin and Carol-Lynn met while in high school and discovered their musical interests were very similar, and are excited to be able to play their brand of “folk music” at SFG. This duo with their eclectic tastes, have collaborated on many endeavors, most notably playing regularly at several non-profit organizations, and their reputation is rapidly rising.
Tickets: 10$ at the door.
Website: http://www.stevestonfolk.net/

November 16
Art After Dark Remix with Alanna Ho & Elisa Medina
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
The Richmond Art Gallery and the Richmond Media Lab host a monthly evening of hands-on art, performance and electronic music making. Join us for the FINAL SESSION of this monthly program with guest artists Alanna Ho and Elisa Medina for an interactive and collaborative evening using movement, sound, video, fashion, and music to invoke play and memory. Design a Mobius strip of various stories and landscapes to create your own audio compositions, try out an outfit that makes sound, and have some fun in the Art Gallery with projects inspired by the Eternal Return exhibition. Free drop-in, all materials provided. Suitable for ages 14+
Reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-after-dark-remix-tickets-35357501238
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/art-after-dark-remix-with-alanna-ho-elisa-medina/

November 16 – November 25
Sink or Swim
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
Beverley Elliott last graced the Gateway Studio in 2015 with her smash hit, …Didn’t see that coming. Known by her fans around the world for her recurring role as “Granny” on ABC Television’s hit series, Once Upon a Time, Beverley is excited to bring her latest show, Sink or Swim, to Gateway this year. Sink or Swim is an evening of songs and stories from a singular talent. Beverley vividly reveals all the fears and foibles of five-year-old “Smelly Elliott”. “It’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies,” says Elliott, as she trades the safety of the family farm for the thugs of a one-room school. In this poignant, playful, and relatable prequel to …Didn’t see that coming, Elliott navigates the uncharted waters, big adventures, betrayals and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become, and answers life’s big questions like “Why did I eat the fish food?”
Phone: 604-270-1812
Email: boxoffice@gatewaytheatre.com
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/sinkorswim

November 17
Author Talk – Julia Lin: Shadows of the Crimson Sun 聽作者講書: 林淑慈(英、國語)
Brighouse Library
7700 Minoru Gate – Community Place
7:30pm-9pm
In English and Mandarin.
Local author Julia Lin will speak on topics related to her new biography, “Shadows of the Crimson Sun” on the life of Dr. Charles Yang, a retired obstetrician/gynaecologist who practiced in Richmond for three decades.  Dr. Yang experienced the Russian invasion of Manchuria and the controversial leadership of the Kuomintang in Taiwan.  His family was among the first Taiwanese Canadians to settle in Vancouver.  In her talk, Julia Lin will discuss the history of Taiwan and the history of the ethnic Chinese in Vancouver.  Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy.
Website: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/

November 17 – November 18
Christmas Sale – Richmond Weavers and Spinners Guild and Richmond Potters Club
Websites: http://www.richmondpottersclub.com/events.html , http://www.rwsg.ca/

November 19
BCRMTA Canada Music Week Recital
South Arm United Church
11051 No. 3 Road
1:30pm
The Richmond Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association will hold recitals. A variety of audience pleasing selections will be heard, with emphasis on works by Canadian composers to celebrate Canada Music Week.
Tickets: $2/person or $5/family at the door.
Website: www.bcrmta.com
Phone: 604.268.9559

Ongoing – November 19
Eternal Return
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with the Richmond Museum presents Eternal Return, an ambitious exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artifacts from the Museum’s Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects. The products of this dialogue span a diverse range of media including performance, video, photography, sound, and sculpture. Artworks and the artifacts that inspired them will be on display in the gallery, allowing visitors to uncover their polymorphous histories. The title of the exhibition is a concept that appears in philosophy, science-fiction, ancient history, and contemporary culture. It refers to the cyclical repetition of all things and situations throughout time. From the prestige an everyday item acquires when it becomes part of recorded history, to the surreal aura of a new or unknown artifact, this exhibition pays homage to the object and its power to invoke many returns.
Email: phickey@richmond.ca
Phone: 604.247.8312
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/eternal-return/

November 25
Light Up The Night: RAGA’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-11pm
Incorporated in 1987, Richmond Art Gallery Association celebrates 30 years with live performances, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, handmade cocktails, silent auction and a DJ complete with a dancefloor!!! An evening not to be missed. Dress to impress, theme: 80s formal
Tickets: RAGA Members $15 / Non-Members $40 (includes a one-year membership) Group tickets (package of 4 tickets) Members: $50 / Non-Members: $125
For more information: gallery@richmond.ca
Website (with ticket purchasing): http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/gala/

November 25 – November 26
Lipont Creative Square Arts and Crafts Fair
Vancouver Lipont Art Centre, Lipont Place
4211 No. 3 Road
10am -5pm
(Vendor application deadline: Nov 22nd, 5pm)
Email: patrick.li.pascal@lipont.com
Phone: (604) 285-9975
Website: www.lipont.com

November 26
Cannery Farmer’s Market
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Moncton St & Third Ave
10am-3pm
Continuing the tradition of the Steveston winter farmers’ market as a local attraction and a gathering place for hundreds of neighbours, the Cannery Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for local food producers and artisans to showcase their products, which follow the “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. Only approved products that are made, baked, grown, raised, caught or harvested by B.C. vendors can be sold. Community partner information tables, entertainment, and guided tours of the heritage site (by donation) enhance this fun market. Admission is Free. Dates: November 12, 26, December 3, 10, 17, January 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22.
Website: www.canneryfarmersmarket.org
To see upcoming vendors: http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/farmers-market/market

November 26
T.E.N. Flying Dance Studio Anniversary Gala
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
Flying Dance Studios (FDS) was created by YingYing Wang and emerged into the Vancouver dance scene in 2007 as one of the few Chinese-run dance studios in the area. FDS provides classes for new and old-school hip-hop, street jazz, popping and locking all of which are taught by award-winning choreographers.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/t-e-n-flying-dance-studio-anniversary-gala/
For ticket inquiries: 778-987-8557

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Artist Opportunities:

Deadline: November 3
Seeking a Professional Visual Artist for the 2018 City Appointments to the Public Art Advisory Committee

Richmond City Council wishes to fill one vacancy for a professional visual artist on the Public Art Advisory Committee. The Public Art Advisory Committee is a Council appointed volunteer advisory committee that provides advice and acts as a resource to City Council and staff on the City’s Public Art Program. The nine-member Committee includes individuals with an interest in art, architecture, planning, building construction, cultural tourism and/or history. The Public Art Advisory Committee meets approximately 11 times per year, currently on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Richmond City Hall. Please refer to our website at www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/Public_Art_-_TOR39303.pdf to view the Public Art Committee Terms of Reference.
How to submit: Persons interested in serving the community in a volunteer capacity on the Public Art Advisory Committee are invited to submit an application, along with a resume, to the attention of the City Clerk’s Office, no later than Friday, November 3, 2017. Applications forms can be obtained at the Information Desk, Main Floor, Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, or ion the City website at www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/boards/advisory.htm or by phone at 604-276-4007.

Deadline: November 10, 4pm
2018 Call for Artists – Deer Lake Art Gallery
Call for Exhibition Proposals | Deer Lake Art Gallery

CALL FOR 2D, 3D AND INSTALLATION WORK. The Burnaby Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for our 2018 calendar year exhibition schedule at Deer Lake Art Gallery. We invite visual artists working in all media including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal work and installation work. Successful candidates will be booked for an four to six week exhibition.
BAC will provide: digital invitations, exhibition installation, manage sales, promote the exhibitions through our website, member newsletters, e-bulletins, press releases and online listings.
The Deer Lake Gallery exhibits group shows with 2 or more artists or very limited/few solo exhibitions. Artists are welcome to submit individually or as part of a group. Individuals who submit a proposal need to outline a theme, idea or concept. Deer Lake Gallery only exhibits one theme per show, so all artists exhibiting would be part of one theme. Non-artists and members of the public are also invited to submit ideas and concepts for exhibitions they would like to see in the gallery. We accept proposals from all members of the public and there are no geographic restrictions. Deer Lake Art Gallery is a unique and dynamic space, and we encourage diverse and creative themed proposals to inspire and engage the community. Artists must be a member of the Burnaby Arts Council at the time of their Exhibition. (you do NOT need to purchase a membership in advance). BAC staff handles all sales, retains the arrangements and payment and takes a 30% administration fee.
All Exhibition Proposals must include the following items: An artist’s statement and biography. List of works including title, medium, size, and price. If the work is not for sale, a value is still necessary. 10 – 15 images of completed artworks that you are proposing and are available for the exhibition. Images must be numbered or titled to match the corresponding list of works. If work is framed please include image of the frame. Artwork cannot have been displayed in Burnaby within a one year prior to the application.
Online Application ONLY: https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/call-exhibition-proposals/
Contact Name: Teena Martin
Contact Email: info@burnabyartscouncil.org
Contact Phone: (604) 298-7322

Deadline: November 14, 5pm
Window Exhibition Opportunity
Window is a Roundhouse exhibition space for artists who seek the links between community and creativity in their work. This project challenges you to explore the idea of “looking in” with artwork that both connects and questions community and gallery space. Exhibiting artists are asked to consider the context and setting of the exhibition space in the work that they propose; we encourage artists to visit the site before developing a proposal. Six proposals will be selected for 2018. There is an honorarium of $200 for each two-month installation. Interested artist are encouraged to visit the site prior to developing a proposal.
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews – Main hall- Pacific Street entrance
Size: 11’ x 3’ x 10’’ (glass vitrine)
The artist or artist team are responsible for:
1) Develop and install artwork that adheres to WINDOW perimeter
2) De-install work once exhibition dates complete
3) Provide a brief description of the artwork/project to be presented with the exhibition
Roundhouse will provide: 1) $200 artist fee, 2) Assistance with install, 3) Promotion through website, brochure and newsletter. Please note: There is no budget for display fixtures of any kind
How to Apply: Please email the following items to DB.boyko@vancouver.ca and put WINDOW in the subject line: One page proposal description, 3 jpeg images not larger than 1mg each or provide links to images that indicate the kind of work you will present.
Contact Email: DB.boyko@vancouver.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 713-1807
Website: http://roundhouse.ca

Deadline: November 15
Richmond Arts Coalition Seeks New Board Members
The Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) is a small but mighty volunteer Board whose purpose is to be a welcoming and inclusive member-driven association that will support and celebrate culture and arts activity in Richmond.
RAC is looking to recruit new Board members.  We are looking for Richmond residents who have an interest in the arts and also have background in finance or business experience. As a Board member some experience in budget oversight, fund development, event planning, strategic planning, business management, marketing, communication or non-profit governance would be an asset.  RAC employs an Executive Director and Administrative Assistant to move our dynamic strategic plan forward. Enquiries are welcome.
Contact: Board Chair Linda Barnes at rac@richmondartscoalition.com

Deadline: November 20
City of Richmond Grants – now open!
The City of Richmond supports positive quality of life for all its residents and provides the annual City Grant Program to help support the work of community service organizations in the following areas:
– Arts and Culture
– Child Care
– Health, Social & Safety
– Parks, Recreation & Community Events.
Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply! Use the link below to find a number of user guides, tips, and guidelines for applying, as well as the grant application link itself.
To apply: https://www.richmond.ca/plandev/socialplan/citygrant.htm

Deadline: December 5
The Voice of the River
Accepting entries if 15 second films, up to 6 per person until December 5. “The Voice of the River” is a digital media, visual art, and performance project employing an array of artistic forms to promote expanded appreciation and understanding of the Mighty Fraser River as B.C’s “lifeblood”. A community-engaged creative component is the crowdsourcing of 15 second-long micro-films from the general public from up and down the watershed.
Website: www.thevoiceoftheriver.com

Various dates
November 2017 Grant Deadlines
Little Dog Creative Consulting helpfully compiles monthly lists of grant deadlines for artists in BC. You can find it online at: http://littledog.ca/2017/08/29/nov-2017-grant-deadlines/

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 rbhm2016@gmail.com

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
Website: www.mycitycentre.org

Various dates
BC Music Fund Program Applications
Website: https://www.creativebc.com/programs/bc-music-fund

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.
Website: http://www.allianceforarts.com/bc-artist-registry/

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.
Email: art@jeanettejarville.com

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.
Website: http://bc.spacefinder.org/spaces

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: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-CityHallGalleria-2016.pdf
Richmond Art Gallery Exhibition Submission Form: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-2016.pdf

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