The Artists in Communities project has launched a Call to Artists for 2019 residencies, and we’d like to share that opportunity with you! Having experience with the Artists in Communities project, we can vouch for how important it is to connect artists with communities to help the people of Vancouver discover their artistic selves and contribute to meaningful artistic engagement. If you, or anyone you know is interested in this kind of residency, please find more information on how to apply below!

Artists in Communities Program for community engagement

Building community by making art together: apply by October 5, 2018

Examples of current projects

Eligibility, locations, and timeline

Roles and responsibilities

How to apply

How we review your application

The Vancouver Park Board Artists in Communities program builds community by making art together using principles of community cultural development.

Residencies each year are hosted in participating community centres to support artists working in neighbourhoods and encourage a wide variety of interactions between artists and residents, who may not view themselves as creators or performers.

The residency projects leave lasting physical or social legacies in the community, such as learning new creative processes, developing collaborative skills, or creating an artwork.

Open to artists and artist teams working in any and all disciplines and living in Metro Vancouver

Apply here:

We strongly encourage you to visit community centres involved, attend Artists in Communities events, and attend the Artists in Communities Information session at the Roundhouse Community Centre on Sept. 25th, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Check out blogs of current Artists in Communities here:

Application deadline is Mon. Oct. 5th, 2018
Funding: $12,000

For questions or to discuss proposal ideas, please email us at