Branscombe House Artist Residency

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About the Artist Residency Program

The City of Richmond’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Services invites professional artists in all disciplines (including visual artists, composers, musicians, performers, writers and other creative professionals) to submit proposals for an 11-month live-in residency located on Canada’s west coast, in Richmond, BC, on the traditional lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking First Peoples.

The Branscombe House Artist Residency will begin in mid-January 2024 and run through until mid-December 2024.

Branscombe House is a beautifully restored Edwardian-style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston in Richmond. The self-contained two-bedroom suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio with rent 100% subsidized in exchange for contributing a minimum of 240 hours of community-engaged work on approved creative projects/programs developed in collaboration between staff, artist(s) and community groups/organizations.

The City is seeking applications from artists who are interested in developing new projects and programs that promote meaningful community engagement through artistic opportunities.

First initiated in 2016, this is the eighth annual Artist Residency.

The Branscombe House Artist Residency is selected annually via an open call. Our open call is now closed. Check back next year for 2025 opportunity.

2023 Community Partner: Blue Cabin
2022 Artist-in-Residence: Krystal Kiran
2021 Artist-in-Residence: Rachel Rozanski
2020 Artist-in-Residence: Lou Sheppard
2019 Artist-in-Residence: Paige Gratland
2018 Artist-in-Residence: Keely O'Brien
2017 Artist-in-Residence: Barbara Meneley
2016 Artist-in-Residence: Rhonda Weppler