Engaging Artists

Engaging Artists

Richmond’s Engaging Artists in Community Program seeking community partners

The City of Richmond is inviting non-profit organizations, service organizations, community associations, libraries and schools to apply to participate in the 2024 Engaging Artists in Community Program. This program pairs a community partner with an artist or artist team to work creatively on a project that addresses relevant issues or topics of concern through the arts.

Selected community partners can provide participants with a safe and inclusive space for individual and collective creative expressions. Artist projects may include, but are not limited to, public performances, sculptures, participatory art installations, hands-on art activities, workshops, exhibitions, digital media-based artwork and other socially-engaged art forms. 

This year’s projects include Garden Time by Aaron Friend Lettner, in partnership with the Sharing Farm Society and Terra Nova Nature School; Community Creative Resilience by J Peachy, in partnership with Ferris Elementary School; and Weaving Lives Together, in partnership with the East Cambie Community Association. 

The deadline to apply is Monday, July 10, 2023 with community-based artist projects to happen in 2024. Selected applicants will be notified in August 2023 and City staff will work with applicants to develop the artist opportunity and participate in the selection process. Commissioned projects will aim to engage a culturally-diverse and multigenerational audience.

Interested organizations are encouraged to contact publicart@richmond.ca or call 604-204-8671 in advance of submitting an application. 

To learn more about the Engaging Artists in Community Program, past projects, and to access the PDF application form, visit www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/whatsnew/engageartists.