Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – April 2018

Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – April 2018

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:

April 12 – April 21
Nine Dragons
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
Gateway is proud to present the World Premiere of this powerful new play by our Artistic Director, Jovanni Sy. Nine Dragons is a riveting crime drama that will satisfy lovers of classic mysteries and detective stories. In 1924, Kowloon, a killer is on the loose. Tommy Lam, Hong Kong’s most brilliant police detective, is brought on to investigate. Constantly overlooked by his English superiors, Tommy feels he has something to prove on this case. The leading suspect, however, is Victor Fung, the son of one of the wealthiest families in Asia. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between Tommy and his mysterious nemesis.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/ninedragons
Phone: 604.270.1812

April 20 – April 22
Spring Pottery Sale
Richmond Cultural Centre
180-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond Potters Club with handmade pieces by the Richmond Weavers & Spinners Guild. A huge selection of unique pottery by our skilled local artisans. Find the perfect gift or the perfect addition to your home and garden, all handcrafted, functional and beautiful.
Website: http://www.richmondpottersclub.com/

Deadline: March 28
Call for BC Culture Days Ambassadors
The Culture Days Ambassador acts as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days and as a community mobilizer leading up to the Culture Days weekend (September 28-30, 2018). Please visit BC.CultureDays.ca to complete the online application form. Submissions will be juried by members of the BC Culture Days Steering Committee and finalists will be called for an interview. Selected applicants will be awarded $1,000 (includes $500 ambassador honorarium + $500 activity budget).
Email: nazanin.shoja@culturedays.ca
Phone: 604.681.3535 ext. 214

Deadline: March 30
Richmond Maritime Festival – Signature Artwork
Richmond-based visual artists and graphic designers again have a chance to create this year’s signature artwork for the annual Richmond Maritime Festival. The winning artwork will become the poster image for the 15th annual festival, which takes place at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site this year on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. One of Richmond’s most popular summertime events, the Richmond Maritime Festival draws tens of thousands of festival goers each year. The winning poster image will convey Steveston’s maritime and wooden boat heritage. The poster will be seen throughout Metro Vancouver in print and online advertising, brochures, transit shelter advertising, site decor and other promotional materials over the summer.
Pay: The selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium.

Schedule: In April, the winning artist will be announced with the final artwork made public in early June.
To submit: Artists who wish to be considered for this project are invited to submit a portfolio of up to five work samples (in electronic format). Submissions can be sent via email to festivals@richmond.ca . For more information: call the Major Events and Film Office at 604-247- 4659

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March 28 – April 26
Mrs. Williams – Homage to a Homemaker
The Arts Centre
2425 Saint Johns Street,
Port Moody
Exhibition by Richmond artist, Melanie Thompson.
Website: https://www.pomoarts.ca/gallery/exhibitions

April 1 – April 30
Richmond Photo Club Exhibition
Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Phone: 604-238-8422
Email: thompson@richmond.ca

April 1 – September 1
Richmond Art Gallery on the Canada Line
Canada Line Skytrain Stations
Richmond Art Gallery presents five public installations along the Canada Line, in partnership with Richmond Public Art Program, Canada Line and Capture Photography Festival. In the context of No. 3 Road, a transit and commercial hub, artists Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Ho Tam, Karilynn Ming Ho and David Semeniuk have each produced site-specific installations, on display through to September 1.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/richmond-art-gallery-on-the-canada-line/

April 5
Lulu Series: Art in the City presents Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex)
City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
7pm
Young people are often disenfranchised and powerless; they understand they’re subject to an authoritarian regime, whether they buy into it or not. But their unique perspectives also offer incredible potential for social, cultural and economic innovation. For years, Darren O’Donnell has been collaborating with children through his company, Mammalian Diving Reflex and his most well-known piece, Haircuts by Children (exactly what it sounds like). He will speak about how the inclusion of children in as many realms as possible is a powerful way to disrupt the stark economic and social inequalities perpetuated by the status quo. This talk will be preceded by a short performance by award-winning tabla player, Amarjeet Singh.Seating is limited – RSVP to lulu@richmond.ca
Website: http://https//www.richmond.ca/culture/about/events/lulu/DarrenODonnell.htm

Please RSVP at:https://tongtalk.eventbrite.ca 
April 6 – May 27
Two Solo Exhibitions: Karilynn Ming Ho and Ho Tam
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Opening Reception: April 7, 7pm.
This spring, Richmond Art Gallery presents an intriguing combination of lens-based work within its galleries and across the cities of Richmond and Vancouver. At the Gallery, two solo exhibitions by artists Ho Tam and Karilynn Ming Ho engage the aesthetic fade of desire. In dialogue with these exhibitions but outside the physical gallery, RAG presents four public installations along the No.3 Road Canada Line stations and one at the lines terminus at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station, in partnership with Richmond Public Art Program, Canada Line and Capture Photography Festival. In the context of No. 3 Road, a transit and commercial hub, artists Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Ho Tam, Karilynn Ming Ho and David Semeniuk are each producing site-specific installations, on display through the spring. This is the first time art has been displayed at Canada Line stations in Richmond.

April 7 – April 30
Escape – Photography Exhibition by Fang Tong
Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
Opening: Saturday April 7, 2pm-4pm
Artist Talk: Saturday April 14, 2018 2pm-3:30pm
Participating in the Capture Photography Festival. Open daily, 9am-5pm.

Website: http://capturephotofest.com/artists/fang-tong/
Phone: 604.285.9975

 

April 8
Branscombe House Archival Photo Shadowbox Workshop
4900 Steveston Highway
1pm-3pm
Join us at Branscombe House for a relaxed, creative afternoon making three dimensional collages inspired by local history. We will be using photos from the Richmond Archives as art materials, along with other found objects and ephemera, to make beautiful and thought provoking shadowboxes, each containing it’s own story and link to the past of this place. Pictured above is shadowbox inspired by Lulu Sweet, the travelling child actress who is the namesake of Richmond’s Lulu Island.
Website: https://branscombehouseart.weebly.com/

April 8
Richmond Cherryblossom Festival
Garry Point Park
12011 7th Avenue
11am-4pm
Celebrate the end of winter and attend the Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival and enjoy a day of traditional Japanese music, dance performances, delicious food options and fun Japanese themed activities. This Japanese tradition of honoring the first signs of spring is being observed in the glory of the 255 Akebono cherry trees.  
Website: https://www.richmond.ca/discover/events/cherryblossomfestival.htm

April 8
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: April 8, 22.
Website: www.canneryfarmersmarket.org
To see upcoming vendors: http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/farmers-market/market

April 12 – April 21
Nine Dragons
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
Gateway is proud to present the World Premiere of this powerful new play by our Artistic Director, Jovanni Sy. Nine Dragons is a riveting crime drama that will satisfy lovers of classic mysteries and detective stories. In 1924, Kowloon, a killer is on the loose. Tommy Lam, Hong Kong’s most brilliant police detective, is brought on to investigate. Constantly overlooked by his English superiors, Tommy feels he has something to prove on this case. The leading suspect, however, is Victor Fung, the son of one of the wealthiest families in Asia. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between Tommy and his mysterious nemesis.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/ninedragons
Phone: 604.270.1812

April 13
Author Talk with Nasreen Pejvack
Brighouse Library – Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-8:30pm
From Iran to Canada, from war to peace, Nasreen Pejvack, a finalist for BC’S 2016 Ethel Wilson Book Prize, will present her books and share her experiences in the two cultures. Her novel, Amity, provides a window to the wreckage caused Yugoslavia’s dissolution and Iran’s revolution. She will also be reading from her collections of short stories, Paradise of the Downcasts, which was inspired by her experience of life in Canada.
To register: Visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, call 604-231-6413, or register online at http://www.yourlibrary.ca/events .

April 13
Australia’s Thunder From Down Under
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
Australia’s Thunder From Down Under returns to River Rock Casino Resort, internationally acclaimed all-male dance revue. After 10 years of touring, this hit show found a home on the Las Vegas strip at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, where it draws large crowds every night. Since then, the pulse-pounding show has been turning fantasy into reality for millions of women around the world, touring more than a dozen countries. The show features chiseled bodies seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that audiences aren’t able to resist!
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/australias-thunder-from-down-under/

April 13 – April 15
Art about Finn Slough
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate

 

April 14
Air Supply
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Band members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock first formed Air Supply in 1975 and rose to fame after securing an opening act on Rod Stewart’s tours across Australia and North America. Soon after, their hit song “Lost in Love” became the fastest-selling single in the world. Together the soft rock duo’s albums have sold in excess of twenty million copies. In 2013, Air Supply was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/air-supply/

April 15
BCRMTA General Recital with Scholarship Presentation
South Arm United Church
11051 No. 3 Road
1:30pm
A variety of audience pleasing selections will be heard. The Richmond Branch scholarships, Richmond Branch Community Service scholarships and Winifred Proud Piano scholarships will be presented. Tickets are $2/person or $5/family at the door.
Website: www.bcrmta.com
Phone: 604.268.9559

April 19
Jeffery Straker
Britannia Shipyard – Chinese Bunkhouse
5180 Westwater Drive
7:30pm
Jeffery swears he was born under the piano on the family farm. Hailing from Saskatchewan, he performs over 100 shows each year, in Canada, and has toured internationally to Mexico, Chile, and Peru, (where he has a Latin American following). He has recorded for “Canada Live on CBC radio, has been featured in film, tv, and theatre. His folk-pop hooks and rootsy story-telling have been featured in film, TV, and theatrical productions. Jeffery’s latest album “Dirt Road Confessional” was released May 2017. The12-song collection is centered around themes of a musician’s life on the road constantly taking the traveler away from ‘familiarity’, juxtaposed against themes of the human desire for stability, longing for love, and lasting relationships, (that sounds good).
Website: www.stevestonfolk.net

April 20 – April 22
Spring Pottery Sale
Richmond Cultural Centre
180-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond Potters Club with handmade pieces by the Richmond Weavers & Spinners Guild. A huge selection of unique pottery by our skilled local artisans. Find the perfect gift or the perfect addition to your home and garden, all handcrafted, functional and beautiful.
Website: http://www.richmondpottersclub.com/

April 21
Bizet, Ibert, & Beethoven
South Arm United Church
11051 No. 3 Road
7:30pm-9:30pm
Our spring concert features the Richmond Orchestra with flautist, Bernard Blary performing Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto (1934) – a work full of brilliantly ornate passages and lively movement yet sweet and gentle in character. Drawn from the music of Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, we perform the lasting melodies and graceful elegance of orchestral music from the Carmen Suites. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 completes this evening of beautifully orchestrated music.
Website: https://www.roca.ca/roca-concert-season/2017/3/31/bizet-ibert-beethoven

April 22
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: April 8, 22.
Website: www.canneryfarmersmarket.org
To see upcoming vendors: http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/farmers-market/market

Ongoing – April 23
seperatum imaginibus
Richmond City Hall – City Hall Galleria
6911 No. 3 Road
separatum imaginibus presents the eclectic works of the nine-member artist collective tabulaRASA. tabulaRASA is a group of accomplished photographers that meet regularly to share their work, their art, and their passions with an open mind for the arts and creativity. The exhibition features photographs by Gerry Boretta, Jean-Francois Cleroux, Francis Dorsemaine, Valerie Hider, Matthew King, Larry Leslie, John Ostaf, George Pierce and Sharon Wright. From Boretta’s vibrant abstractions and Cleroux’s moody Eiffel Watching to Dorsemaine’s detailed The Slough, captured closer to home, the exhibition offers a varied and intriguing array of images. The collective’s website: www.tabulaRasaArtists.com showcases these stunning photographic works.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibitions/city-hall-galleria/

April 24
Richmond Sings 2018 – Hosted by the Richmond Chorus
Fraserview Church
11295 Mellis Drive
7pm-9pm
“Richmond Sings” will see musicians from all around Richmond, including The Richmond Singers, come together to celebrate the power of music in our community. Helping in this endeavour will be singers from 8 to 80! With this diverse group of choirs there’s sure to be music to appeal to all musical tastes!    So join us for a wonderful night of entertainment for a very worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a non-partisan, non-profit, charitable organization providing social services in BC since 1973 (http://www.successbc.ca/eng/company/about-us). Please join us for a wonderful night of entertainment for a very worthy cause. 
Website: http://www.roca.ca  

April 24 – June 11
Dothe Eiesnhardt Exhibition
City Hall Galleria
6911 No.3 Road

April 26 – April 28
From Broadway with Love Live!
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
Experience your favourite Broadway songs performed by Vancouver’s finest musical theatre performers. Circle Bright Productions presents a beautiful, professional showcase of vocal mastery through solos, duets, trios and group songs accompanied by a talented orchestra and choir. Come along and journey through the most beloved and celebrated music from the Broadway stage. From Broadway with Love features beloved songs from: Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Chicago, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Rent, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, and so much more!
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/events/rental/broadway-love
Phone: 604.270.1812

April 26 – May 26
Essence – Art Exhibit
CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Ave.
North Vancouver
Opening Reception: April 26, 7pm-9pm
Featuring Richmond artist Danvic Briones. Art celebrating the roles, struggles, and triumphs of all women. Also featuring Lenore RS Lim, Esmie Gayo McLaren (RAC Member), Pamela Gotangco, and Chito Maravilla.

April 27
Abra Cadabra
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Relive the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA with Vancouver-based tribute band, ABRA Cadabra. For the past 15 years, ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world and celebrating ABBA’s music with their high-energy captivating stage show. As fans of ABBA’s music, ABRA Cadabra band members are focused on recreating the amazing music and legacy of the Swedish super group with powerful vocals and unique performances that paint stories about the real ABBA.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/abra-cadabra-2018/
Phone: 1.855.985.5000

April 28
We Dance – Celebration International Dance Day Richmond – Dance Showcase
Aberdeen Centre
4151 Hazelbridge Way
2pm-3:30pm
Website: https://www.aberdeencentre.com/en/events.php?m=4&y=2018


Artist Opportunities:

Deadline: March 28
Call for BC Culture Days Ambassadors
The Culture Days Ambassador acts as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days and as a community mobilizer leading up to the Culture Days weekend (September 28-30, 2018). Please visit BC.CultureDays.ca to complete the online application form. Submissions will be juried by members of the BC Culture Days Steering Committee and finalists will be called for an interview. Selected applicants will be awarded $1,000 (includes $500 ambassador honorarium + $500 activity budget).
Email: nazanin.shoja@culturedays.ca
Phone: 604.681.3535 ext. 214

Deadline: March 29, 4pm
Call for Performers: New Westminster Canada Day
We are calling all performers and performing groups to submit proposals to perform during the 2018 Canada Day Celebration at Queens Park on July 1st. We are looking for acts that will engage the community, celebrate the spirit and multicultural heritage of New Westminster. Criteria for performers will include: availability, suitability for audience, New Westminster connectivity and technical requirements. Performers’ honorariums will be paid to all performers and will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
We are looking for the following types of entertainment:
Mainstage Entertainment (music, dance, performing arts)
Roving Entertainment (mobile and interactive)
Wild Card (participatory, pop-up, playful, unexpected)
Submissions must include:
Description of act or group, including performance history and links to New Westminster (up to one page)  Preferred length of performance Tech rider and stage plot Links to website, videos, and other relevant online content.
Send submissions to: Biliana Velkova, Arts Coordinator, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1B6
Telephone: 604.515.3822
Email: bvelkova@newwestcity.ca

Deadline: March 30
Richmond Maritime Festival – Signature Artwork
Richmond-based visual artists and graphic designers again have a chance to create this year’s signature artwork for the annual Richmond Maritime Festival. The winning artwork will become the poster image for the 15th annual festival, which takes place at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site this year on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. One of Richmond’s most popular summertime events, the Richmond Maritime Festival draws tens of thousands of festival goers each year. The winning poster image will convey Steveston’s maritime and wooden boat heritage. The poster will be seen throughout Metro Vancouver in print and online advertising, brochures, transit shelter advertising, site decor and other promotional materials over the summer.
Pay: The selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium.
Schedule: In April, the winning artist will be announced with the final artwork made public in early June.
To submit: Artists who wish to be considered for this project are invited to submit a portfolio of up to five work samples (in electronic format). Submissions can be sent via email to festivals@richmond.ca . For more information: call the Major Events and Film Office at 604-247- 4659

Deadline: April 3, 5pm
Tait Waterfront Park Sculptural Pavilion, Request for Proposals
The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist, artist team or artist-led design team to create a sculptural pavilion for the new Tait Waterfront Park. The artwork will function as a picnic shelter that may also accommodate other formal and informal community-based activities and programming such as yoga, tai-chi and performing arts events. The civic artwork will be located in a prominent location near the entrance to Tait Waterfront Park at 10211 River Drive. This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review of the submissions, the Selection Panel will recommend up to three artists to be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists will be invited to develop concept proposals and attend an interview. An interview fee of $1,000 will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams.

Artist Fee: $130,000 CAN
Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia and Alberta
Completion: Spring 2019
For more information and how to apply: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities

Deadline: April 6
Richmond’s Writer In Residence Program – Call for Expressions of Interest
Residency dates: September 29 – November 24, 2018
Remuneration: $4000.00 (for 2-month contract position)
The City of Richmond Community Services is inviting professional writers to apply be to the City’s seventh annual Writer-in-Residence. The Writer-in-Residence Program is the result of a partnership between Richmond Public Library, Minoru Centre for Active Living and Arts Centre, and is aimed at delivering hands-on programming that helps local residents foster a greater appreciation for Canadian writing. Previous writers who have held the title of Richmond Writer-in-Residence are:Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, Mark Leiren-Young, Sally Stubbs, Karen X. Tulchinsky, and Nilofar Shidmehr.
For information: https://www.richmond.ca/culture/artists/writerinresidence.htm
To apply: https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/Writer-in-Residence_Artist_Call_201849631.pdf

Deadline: April 18
Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition
For professional artists the rising cost of shipping has become an inhibiter that restricts one’s participation in international exhibitions, exposure and competitions. The Federation of Canadian Artists has made an exhibition that significantly reduces these costs. We present an entire show of artwork delivered in envelopes. This is our international exhibition of small art with low shipping costs, and big cash prizes! All work must be 8″ x 10″, and the gallery will frame them on site.
Email: fcagallery@artists.ca
Phone: 604.681.8534
To Apply: https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/796

April 21
Art At Work: Public Art Workshop
Richmond Art Gallery – Program Room
7700 Minoru Gate
1:30pm-4:30pm
Guidance for applying to public art opportunities.This workshop will use mock artist calls as the basis for a hands-on session led by Richmond Public Art Program staff. Through group exercises, participants will be provided with guidance and best practices in preparing applications for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs). Workshop is free, but registration is required to Richmond Public Art due to limited spaces.
For more details and to register: publicart@richmond.ca
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/art-at-work-guidance-for-applying-to-public-art-opportunities/

Deadline: April 30
BC Arts Council grants for Post-Secondary Artists
B.C. arts students enrolled in post-secondary studies are encouraged to send in their applications to be considered for grants of up to $6,000 through the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program. The BC Arts Council’s scholarship awards are offered to students pursuing an education in a wide range of arts disciplines, including arts administration, community-based arts practice, museology, creative writing, conservation, dance, media arts, theatre, music, curatorial practice and visual arts.
More information on guidelines and program details, including eligibility, can be found at: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html

Application deadline: May 1
Salt Spring Island Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all Canadian professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent of the program is to provides the time and space for creativity and productivity and introduces visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. Residencies are awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit.
In the last two years AiR has welcomed Canadian artists living as far away as Thailand and from as close by as Victoria. Their projects have been equally wide ranging and have involved explorations of photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, beading and curatorial studies. They have shared their work through presentations, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, enriching our island with their work and ideas, interacting with Salt Spring artists and enjoying our unique island life style.
The AiR program invites artists to ‘Come, share the experience” and engage with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island. Within the spirit of this framework, collaborative proposals by members of the Salt Spring arts community which involve off island artists are actively encouraged.
Applications are for tenure between October 2018 and April 2019.
Application information: http://ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence
Email: air@ssartscouncil.com

Exhibit dates: May 4 – May 6
Art in the City 2018 – call for applications and exhibitors
West End Community Centre
870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for Art in the City 2018!
This is your opportunity to showcase your work at the largest fine art market in Vancouver’s West End. The three-day event will be held at the West End Community Centre from May 4-6. In addition to an exhibition hall showcasing fine art of a variety of media and styles for sale, the market will feature live music, art workshops, and activities for attendees of all ages. Email westendartinthecity@gmail.com for an application and exhibitor guide today! (They have had Richmond artists included in the past.)

Deadline: May 31
The Phyllis Taylor Scholarship
The Phyllis Taylor Scholarship is available to students who are furthering their education in the fields of music or performing arts. Scholarships up to the value of $5,000 may be awarded annually.
As stipulated by the terms directed by Phyllis Taylor in her will, scholarship applicants must:

  • be attending an accredited post-secondary institution pursuing programs or coursework in the fields of music or performing arts;
    • be, or have been, a resident of Richmond for a minimum of two years;
    • be able to demonstrate significant musical or performing arts talent;
    • be able to demonstrate community involvement, academic, and leadership skills; and
    • be of British, Scottish, or Irish descent

For full details and how to apply: http://www.rcrg.org/GrantsScholarships/ScholarshipDetails/phyllis_taylor_scholarship

Ongoing – June 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 16+
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/

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


Applications for 2018 Community Art Displays – Thompson Community Association
Applications for 2018 community art displays are now being accepted.
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.

Application Form: https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/TCC_Art_Application_Form47514.pdf
To Apply: in person or via email to thompsonartcommittee@gmail.com

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