Public Art

Call to Artists

Growing and Rising, No.3 Road Art Column Artist Call  
Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
No. 3 Road Art Column Contest, Caputre Photography Festival LogoThe City of Richmond Public Art Program, in collaboration with the Capture Photography Festival, seek photography-based submissions for the No. 3 Road Art Columns at the Lansdowne and Aberdeen Canada Line Stations. Artists and artist teams are invited to respond to the theme Growing and Rising. We aim to encourage artists residing in British Columbia to submit a proposal for new work that considers the ongoing relationship between the natural landscapes of Richmond and the City’s rapidly growing built environment.

Six artists will be selected for this opportunity. Each artist and/or artist team will receive an artist fee of $1,500 CAD to produce four (4) print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond.

Artist Fee:              $1,500 CAD 
Eligibility:             Artists residing in British Columbia
Deadline:             Monday, Oct 3, 2016. 5:00 p.m.
Installation:             Exhibition 11, Part 1 - February - July 2017
              Exhibition 11, Part 2 - August 2017 - January 2018

For more information, or to apply, download the contest brochure below:
PDF Document No. 3 Road Art Column Capture Photography Festival

For more information about the Capture Photography Festival, visit their website.

Engaging Community & Public Art,  Request for Proposals
Deadline: Tuesday October 11, 2016, 5:00pm
The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks three artists or artist teams with socially oriented practices to engage diverse and multi-generational audiences in three unique public art opportunities. Artists will be required to choose one of three communities: Thompson Community Association, Minoru Seniors Society or Hamilton Community Association. These art opportunities invite emerging and professional artists to imagine innovative ways in engaging seniors, adults, youth and children in the making of an artwork for their community.

Artist Budget:  $10,000 CAD, Minoru Senior Society
$15,000 CAD, Thompson Community Association
$20,000 CAD, Hamilton Community Association  
Eligibility:  Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in British Columbia 
Deadline: Tuesday October 11, 2016, 5:00pm
Completion:      December 2017 
For more information, download the Call to Artists brochure below:
PDF Document Engaging Community & Public Art

Private Development Public Art Survey
(Open to Public Art Program Administrators)
The City of Richmond is reviewing the City’s Private Development Public Art Program regarding voluntary public art contributions and the City’s approval process for developer voluntary public art contributions on private property.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Please contact Eric Fiss at to receive a password to complete this survey.

Contact the Richmond Public Art Program at

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.

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