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Posted: February 22, 2017
Tax Basics for Artists
Art at Work Workshop
What do you need to know to keep track of finances and file your taxes? This free, 3-hour workshop with Jessica Somers, CPA, CGA from Cordova Street Consulting will provide artists with an introduction to tax considerations for self-employment income; taxation of grant income; GST & PST sales tax issues; and bookkeeping and record retention.

Sunday, March 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Cultural Centre Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC

For more details and to register, email

This workshop is free.

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Posted: February 7, 2017
Canada 150 Legacy Public Art
Request for Proposals, RFP
The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create a legacy public artwork to commemorate Canada’s 150 anniversary in 2017. The civic artwork will be located in a prominent location at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road. Artists with demonstrated ability and proven practices in sculpture, mixed-media and installation art are encouraged to apply.

This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review of the submissions, the Selection Panel will recommend up to five artists to be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists will be invited to develop their concept proposals and attend an interview. An interview fee of $500, plus applicable taxes will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams.

PDF Document Download the brochure for more information about this opportunity and how to apply.

Project Budget:  Up to $150,000 CAD
Eligibility Requirements:  Open to professional artists residing in Canada
Deadline for Submission:  Monday March 6, 2017 at 5:00pm PST
Installation:  Fall 2017

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Posted: January 25, 2017
Our Home and Native Bloom
Canada 150
Throughout June, City Hall Plaza will blossom forth with a tribute to the biodiversity and beauty of Richmond’s native plants. Visitors are invited to enjoy the floral display as well as a series of musical performances, educational talks and family-friendly activities that will activate the Plaza during the installation period.

This native species floral design was selected through an open design charrette competition attended by landscape architecture students and early career professionals in December 2016. The City is pleased to announce the winning design team from the UBC School of Landscape Architecture: Nicole Alden, Patrick Beech, Genevieve Depelteau, John Musil and Allison Tweedie.

Our Home and Native Bloom will officially open on June 1, 2017, and will end in early July with a celebratory plant sale event; all potted plants will be on sale to the public for $1.50, in honour of Canada’s 150 anniversary.

For more information about programming, visit

This project is a collaboration between the City of Richmond Public Art Program, Engineering Sustainability, Parks Services and Richmond Canada 150.

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Posted: January 25, 2017
The SpART Project
Community Engaged Artist at Thompson Community Centre
SpART is a community art project that combines sport and art to explore how the mind and body can learn through repetition, practice and physical movement individually and in a group. Pierre Liechner is an interdisciplinary artist with a community-engaged practice. His projects are always a journey of discovery for all, allowing participants to collaborate with him to help choose the subject of the artwork and the media used. 

Participants of all ages are invited to develop and create art that engages the sport of their preference. This project aims to reveal the common elements that athletes and artists share in practice and in play. All activities are free, and projects will be ongoing at Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond) from February to December 2017.

For a schedule of upcoming projects please check the SpART bulletin at the Thompson Community Centre or the Thompson Community Centre website.

For more information about Pierre, please visit

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Posted: December 6, 2016
Newly Installed Public Artworks
Layers, Tango, Dream of the River and Poet's Promenade
Newly Installed Public ArtworksWe are excited to announce four public artworks, as a part of the City's Private Development Public Art Program, that have been recently installed around the City.

From left to right: Layers, by Christian Huizenga; Tango, by Havier Campos and Elspeth Pratt; Dream of the River, by Glen Andersen; and Poet's Promenade, by Jeanette G. Lee.

To learn more about these pieces, and the City's public art collection in its entirety, visit the Public Art Program webpage.

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Posted: October 24, 2016
No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition #11
Growing and Rising
The City of Richmond Public Art Program and the Capture Photography Festival Society are pleased to announce the selected artists for the No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition, Growing and Rising. The following six artists were selected by a 5 person selection panel composed of artists, art professionals and community representatives. The first exhibition will be on display from February to July 2017, followed by the 2nd exhibition from August 2017 to February 2018.

Thank you to all applicants who submitted a proposal for this artist opportunity.

The selected artists are:

  • Annie Briard
  • Christina Dixon and Woojae Kim
  • Jeff Downer
  • Michael Love
  • Paolo Majano
  • Patryk Stasieczek

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    Arts Update 2015
    Arts and culture are fundamentally linked to quality of life and to the health and wellness of all citizens, shaping identities, fostering life-long learning, promoting creativity and innovation, and engaging citizens across generations. The Arts Update 2015 summarizes the progress made towards achieving the goals of the Arts Strategy and supporting the City’s vision “to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.”
    PDF Document Arts Update 2015

    Press the play button and then the square button in the bottom, right-hand corner to watch the video in full screen HD.


For further information, please visit the Your Minoru Public Art Site, or contact the Public Art Program, 604-204-8671 or

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