Richmond is looking for artists for a community art program

The deadline to apply for the 2023 Engaging Artists in the Community program is September 26, 2022.

The City of Richmond is looking for artists with a social and civic purpose for the next year Artist Community Engagement Program.

The residency encourages artists to collaborate with community partners and use art as a catalyst to engage participants, providing them with “a greater sense of self, identity, community and place through learning and the experience of artistic experiences”.

Work for the program must also “be accessible and appeal to a diverse and local audience”.

The artists and their community partners for the 2022 program are:

  • Edward Fu-Chen with Urban Bounty
  • Sebnem Ozpeta with Walk Richmond and Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association
  • Mickey LD Morgan with residents of the Turning Point Recovery Society’s Richmond Disaster Response Center.

The 2023 program budget is $11,000 to $13,000 and the three partners are Sharing Farm/Terra Nova Nature School, Ferris Elementary School and East Richmond Community Association.

All projects will comply with provincial health orders in effect for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Artists residing in British Columbia are eligible and the deadline to apply is September 26, 2022. Details and submission requirements are available in the artist call.

Kayleen C. Rice