Request for Proposals: 2021 Branscombe House Artist Residency

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The City of Richmond Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage invites professional artists in all disciplines (including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, video, multi-disciplinary, social practice and performance artists) to submit proposals for an 11-month live-in residency located on Canada’s west coast, in Richmond, B.C., on the traditional lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples.

The Branscombe House residency will begin in mid-January 2021 and run through until mid-December 2021.

Branscombe House is a beautifully restored Edwardian style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston in Richmond. The self-contained two-bedroom suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio with rent 100% subsidized in exchange for contributing approximately 240 hours of community-engaged work on approved creative projects/programs developed in collaboration between staff, artist(s) and community groups/organizations.


The City of Richmond is seeking applications from artists who are interested in developing new projects and programs that promote meaningful community engagement through artistic opportunities.

Artists with experience working with diverse communities are encouraged to apply. Artists that have historically been disadvantaged in professional artistic opportunities are encouraged to apply, including Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2S+ artists as well as artists living with disabilities.

Visit Branscombe House Artist-in-Residency for further information about the current residency program and here for details about the artist’s suite in Branscombe House. This residency is located in a heritage building and, as such, the artist’s suite is not wheelchair accessible.

Proposal Deadline: July 27, 2020 at 10:00 am PST

Apply online:

For more information please contact:
Todd Evanger, Arts Programmer
City of Richmond
Phone: 604-247-8320