Open Call

2020 Branscombe House Artist Residency

City of Richmond

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Richmond, Canada


Open to professional artists in any discipline (including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, video artists, multi-disciplinary, social practice and performance artists) from any part of Canada. Artists from other countries will be considered but all Visa and Canadian-residency requirements are soley the responsibility of the artist. Artists with experience working with diverse communities are encouraged to apply

Number of Participants

This opportunity is open to individual artists and artist duos. Artists are welcome to bring their partner and/or children. It is a 2 bedroom unit.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020


  • CA$1,500.00 material budget (one-time)




No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement


Acting, Animation, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Robotics, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The residency is an opportunity for artists with a community-engaged practice to create new work in exchange for live-in creation space. During the residency, the artist will establish a presence in the community as appropriate. This will include spending time developing a body of work and engaging the public with their programming which may include workshops, exhibitions, demos and legacy projects on the Branscombe site, community centres, schools and events/festivals as negotiated. Proposed activities with a clear focus that is tied to artistic practice should engage a diverse, multicultural audience and show strong interest, connection and relevance to the community beyond standard open studios and artist talks. The artist should have a strong interest in connecting members of the public to arts and culture programming and experiences.

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