Request for Proposals: 2020 Branscombe House Artist Residency


2020 Branscombe House Artist Residency
Live-in artist-in-residence opportunity from January to December 2020 in Richmond, BC

Deadline: July 3, 2019, 10:00 am (Pacific Time)
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The City of Richmond invites professional, community-engaged artists to submit proposals for an 11-month, live-in residency located in Richmond, BC.

Richmond is seeking proposals for interesting new projects and programs that promote meaningful community engagement through artistic opportunities. Artists who are passionate about working with diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply. All disciplines accepted.

Branscombe House is a beautifully restored Edwardian-style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston in Richmond. The self-contained two-bedroom artists’ suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio with 100% subsidized rent in exchange for ~22 hours/month (240 hours total) of hands-on community engagement. Proposed activities with a clear focus that is tied to artistic practice should engage a diverse, multicultural audience and show strong interest, connection and relevance to the community beyond standard open studios and artist talks. The artist should have a strong interest in connecting members of the public to arts and culture programming and experiences.

The City will also provide in-kind marketing support, as well as facility/production support associated with public programs (including access to free use of cultural and performance spaces; basic workshop materials, print production, tech support, etc.) as negotiated and provide up to $1500 in materials reimbursement. This residency is located in a heritage building and, as such, the artist suite is not accessible.

Questions? Contact Katie Varney, Community Cultural Development Manager, | 604-247-4941.