Artists Engaging Community Program [RFP]

City of Richmond

The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks two (2) artists or artist teams with socially oriented practices to engage diverse and multigenerational audiences in two unique public art opportunities. Artists are invited to choose one of two opportunities, working in collaboration with: Richmond Nature Park Society and Minoru Chapel in partnership with City Centre Community Centre. These project-based artist-inresidence opportunities invite emerging and professional artists to imagine innovative ways to engage seniors, adults, youth and children in the making of artwork and foster individual creative expression, multigenerational and cross-cultural exchange, and community building. 

Budget: $10,000, Richmond Nature Park

$10,000, Minoru Chapel / City Centre Community Centre

Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia
Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: January – December 2019


There are two (2) opportunities for community-based artworks, in collaboration with the following community partners:

  • Opportunity 1: Richmond Nature Park Society, Richmond Nature Park
  • Opportunity 2: Minoru Chapel, Minoru Park / City Centre Community

Association, City Centre Community Centre Artists are encouraged to choose the opportunity that best fits their interests, skills and experience by reviewing the opportunity profiles. Artists can apply only to one of the two opportunities. 


Open to emerging and professional artists and artist teams residing in British Columbia. City of Richmond employees and Richmond Public Art Advisory Members are not eligible to apply. 


Please download and carefully review the complete Public Art Call.

E-mail all documentation as one (1) PDF document, not to exceed a file size of 5 MB to:

  • INFORMATION FORM – Please complete the information form attached to this document.
  • STATEMENT OF INTENT – One page maximum, explaining proposed conceptual approach to the work, why the artist is interested in this opportunity and how the project responds to the specific aims of the project opportunity.
  • ARTIST CV – (One page maximum). Teams should include one page for each member.
  • WORK SAMPLES – Up to ten (10) examples of previous work. Please include artist name(s), title, year, location and medium information as captions on the bottom of each image page.
  • REFERENCES – Three references who can speak to your abilities and accomplishments. Provide contact name, title, phone number and e-mail.