Call to Artists

For artists interested in applying for Richmond Public Art opportunities, the Guidance for Applying to Public Art Calls is a good resource to help prepare applications for consideration by a Selection Panel.

Engaging Artists in Community Program

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Richmond Public Art Program seeks an artist or artist team with a socially-oriented and civic-minded practice for a unique community-engaged artist opportunity working with Dixon Elementary School in partnership with City of Richmond Engineering. Professional artists are invited to imagine innovative ways in which art can act as a catalyst to foster individual creative expression, build community and address topics of relevance working within communities.

Opportunity: $14,000 | Dixon Elementary / CoR Engineering
Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia
Deadline: October 3, 2023
Duration: January – December 2024

For more information and to apply download the 2024 Engaging Artists in Community Call to Artists.

Open Call for Public Art Selection Panelists

Are you passionate about art in public spaces? If so, the City’s Public Art Program would like to hear from you as it updates the Public Art Selection Panelist Pool for the next two years.

Selection panels are an integral part of the Richmond Public Art Program reviewing artist proposals and making recommendations on public art projects. This Open Call is to renew the Program’s pool of eligible people who can be called upon to serve on selection panels from January 2024 to December 2025. Artists, arts professionals, community members and other interested persons who reside in Richmond or Metro Vancouver are invited to apply.

Up to 100 individuals (aged 19+ years) will be selected, with priority given to Richmond residents and those who self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking and/or under-represented community.

Roster selection panelists who are invited to take part in an artist selection process will receive an honorarium between $100 and $300.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 28, 2023.

For more information and to apply: Open Call for Public Art Selection Panelists Application Form.