Engaging Artists in Community Program
|Harvest Moon Festival
Catrina Megumi Longmuir, 2017
|Great Blue Heron
Bryn Finer, Donald Gunn, 2018
The Engaging Artists in Community Program supports artists with socially oriented art practices who wish to work collaboratively within communities in Richmond. The program targets culturally diverse and multi-generational audiences and aims to foster cross-cultural exchange, inclusive community building and education on issues and topics of relevance to communities.
Community-based artworks can express a shared goal or theme and provoke dialogue on ideas related to cultural identity, social history or the environment. Artist projects can leave a physical or social legacy for the community and may include, but is not limited to public performances, sculptures, participatory art installations, hands-on art activities, workshops, exhibitions, digital media based artwork and other socially engaged art forms. Projects commissioned from this program provide community participants with a greater sense of self, identity, community and place through art-making experiences.
2020 Artist Projects
Victory Gardens for Diversity: Recipes or Community-Based Ecological Engagement
This year-long artist residency project at Terra Nova Rural Park is led by artist Lori Weidenhammer and supported by Lois Klassen, Crystal Lee, Jenn Pearson, Catherine Shapiro and Lori Snyder.
This project is inspired by the historical WWII Victory Gardens movement and popular slogans such as: ‘grow your own, can your own’, ‘grow vitamins at your kitchen door’, ‘make-do and mend’, and ‘use it up, wear it out, make it do’. The artist collective will present a variety of public engagement events throughout 2020,Victory Gardens Brochure
For more information about the project, please visit: www.victorygardensfordiversity.blogspot.com.
Previous Engaging Artists in Community Projects
- Minoru Manifesto, Julie Hammond, 2019
- The Interpreter Project Wen Wen (Cherry) Lu, 2019
- Musqueam Artist-In-Residence Workshops, 2019
- Tide Water Tales, Artist Rendering Tales Collective Inc (ARTCI)
- Great Blue Heron, Bryn Finer and Donald Gunn, 2018
- FANFARE, Faith Moosang, 2018
- spART, Pierre Leichner, 2017
- Minoru Seniors Legacy Project, Catrina Megumi Longmuir, 2017
- Harvest Full Moon Project, Marina Szijarto, 2016
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