The City of Richmond is home to about 60 arts organizations whose mandates and activities are as varied as populations they serve. From the Richmond Youth Honour Choir to the Gateway Theatre, from the Ikenobo Ikebana Society to the West Coast Knitters Guild, Richmond’s creative community makes a significant contribution to the City’s rich cultural fabric.
If you are an artist living – or working primarily – in Richmond,
this page is for you
Open Call for Mail Art Exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery
Open Call for Entries:Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biannual International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap
We invite artists from all over the world to contribute their work for Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition & Swap. All works that follow the entry guidelines will be exhibited in the Richmond Art Gallery, and also online.
Deadline for Entries: October 1, 2013
Exhibition: November 17, 2013 - January 6, 2014
Technique: OPEN - All works must be sent through the postal system, no online entries
Size: 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.3 cm) -- only works of this size will be accepted
Include: Your name, Mailing Address, E-mail address
No entry fee, no jury. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks. All works will be traded at the end of the exhibition, and exhibited online for one year.
Mail entries to:
Mail Art Exhibition
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
Entry Guidelines at: www.richmondartgallery.org/mail-art-2013.php
Where Can I Exhibit My Work? | Information Session for Artists
July 4, 2013, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate
Are you an artist new to Canada? Or are you a local artist interested in showing your work to the community in Richmond but don’t know how? In this free exhibition information session, Nan Capogna, Curator of Richmond Art Gallery and Camyar Chaichian, Arts Coordinator, City of Richmond will discuss how artists can apply to exhibit in different community exhibition spaces. The Exhibition Information Session is free, but with limited seating. Participants must pre-register.
Interested individuals contact the Gallery’s Outreach Coordinator, Lynn Chen at Lynn.Chen@richmond.ca
2013 Richmond Arts Awards
The City of Richmond has announced the winners of the fifth annual Richmond Arts Awards, a program to recognize the artistic achievements and contributions to the arts community by City residents, artists, educators, organizations and business leaders. On May 8, Mayor Malcolm Brodie presented awards in six categories: Business and the Arts, Arts Volunteerism, Cultural Leadership, Artistic Innovation, Arts Education and Youth Arts.
2013 Arts & Culture Grant Program
Developed in 2011 to strengthen the infrastructure of arts and culture organizations, invest in arts opportunities, show support for the careers of local artists and support a wide range of artistic and cultural activity, the Arts & Culture Grants Program offers two types of grants: Project Assistance and Operating Assistance to registered non-profit arts and culture organizations.
For more information on the funding criteria and application process please download the following documents available in PDF format. The Operating Assistant Grant application form is available upon request.
The deadline for 2013 Arts & Culture grant applications was October 12, 2012.
Funding recommendations were submitted to Council in February 2013.
The deadline for eligible arts and culture organizations to apply for 2014 Arts & Culture Grants online will be announced in August 2013.
For further information regarding the Arts and Culture Grant Program, please contact Liesl Jauk, Cultural Development Manager, at 604-204-8672.
September 27, 28 & 29, 2013
Play Your Part
Culture Days is an annual collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in the arts featuring free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers in their community.
In 2012, Richmond offered 66 free interactive arts and cultural activities to the public, a 100% increase over the year before. As was the case in 2011, Richmond was one of the Top Ten Canadian cities ranked by the total of registered activities, and among the Top Five Regional or Belt Cities.
In its fourth year, Richmond's artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses are again invited to participate by hosting an activity anytime on September 27, 28 and/or 29, 2013. The City of Richmond will support local activity organizers by coordinating a local marketing campaign for Richmond events with print advertising in Richmond newspapers, posters, brochure, media relations and much more. Please be sure to register your event at www.culturedays.ca so that we can ensure your event is included in the local promotion.
Hosting an activity during the Culture Days weekend is a wonderful way to engage with community by offering a ‘hands-on’ activity, lecture, demo or ‘behind-the-scenes’ experience. Use the opportunity to promote your regular activities, nurture existing audiences and develop new supporters. For creative businesses, it can be a way to attract new clients and customers by offering a lecture, creative demo or workshop. Any arts or cultural activity – professional, commercial, community, amateur, educational, etc. – can take part with the following criteria:
- Your activity is FREE to the public and participatory.
- The activity takes place during the Culture Days weekend, September 27, 28 and/or 29, 2013.
- The activity is registered at www.culturedays.ca
- You secure a venue, plan and assume all costs to deliver the activity.
- You promote your activity through your own regular channels, with the support of the promotional program coordinated by the City of Richmond in partnership with Tourism Richmond and the Richmond Review.
For more information, download the Play Your Part brochure or contact Liesl Jauk, Manager of Cultural Development at email@example.com or 604-204-8672.
Richmond Artists Directory - Calling all Artists
Please take a few minutes to fill in our Survey. The data collected will be used to provide statistics on the number and types of artists in our midst, which will be helpful in future proposals and planning. In addition, it will provide a resource in case of opportunities for the City to hire local artists. If you give permission, the contact information will also be used to inform you about new artist-focused programs, events and opportunities as they are announced.
The information provided will not be shared, nor used for any non-official City of Richmond business or communication.