Public Art

Call to Artists

The City of Richmond Public Art Program invites artists to participate in artist opportunities in Richmond. Please visit the Artists' Opportunities page to view additional Artist Opportunities listings.

Minoru Complex Community Engaged Banner Artwork
Request for Proposals (RFP)Minoru Complex Small image

The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks two artists or artist teams with socially oriented practices to engage multi-generational audiences and community members in the making of an artwork. The artwork will be digitally reproduced onto vinyl mesh banners and installed onto construction hoarding fencing, as part of the Minoru Complex development site.

Artists will be required to respond to the theme of “Past, Present and Future” as it relates to the Minoru Civic Precinct as well as the rich cultural heritage, active living and community engagement the precinct will continue to foster for years to come. This opportunity invites artists to reimagine construction hoarding as canvases for unique community engaged artworks. All information about the project is contained herein.

Artist Fee: $8,000 CAD
Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in British Columbia.
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST.
Completion:  September 2016
For further information and to apply, download a PDF copy of the Artist Call Brochure below.

PDF Document Minoru Complex Community Engaged Banner Artwork Call to Artist

No. 3 Road Art Column Contest, How Art Works

The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking artist submissions for the next No. 3 How Art Works ImageRoad Art Column Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity to showcase local artists and contemporary public art in Richmond. Show us how art impacts you! Think outside the box, and put your imagination to the test to create an artistic graph that communicates how the arts impact your health and well-being and/or that of the community. Submissions can include a variety of artistic approaches, including: photography, painting, graphic design, mixed-media, and collage. This contest is open to anyone 16 years and over who live in Metro Vancouver. Participants do not have to professional artists to enter the contest. Twelve designs will be selected by a selection panel made up of artists, community representatives and arts professionals. Designs will be reproduced by the City to be displayed as part of the next No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition.

Artist Fee: $400 
 Eligibility:  Artists who are 16 years and over residing in the Metro Vancouver area.
 Deadline:  Thursday, May 26, 2016, 5:00pm
 Completion:  August 2016

For further information and to apply, please visit and download a PDF copy of the Artist Call Brochure below.

PDF Document No. 3 Road Art Column Call to Artist

Please contact the Richmond Public Art Program at

Public Art Program Inquiries
Please send an e-mail to if you would like to be notified of future public art artist opportunities.

Please send any questions to:
Eric Fiss
Public Art Planner
Phone: 604-247-4612
Mailing Address:
Arts, Culture and Heritage Services
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1