Open Call

Branscombe House 2021 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 solely the responsibility of the artist. Due to COVID-19, provincial health authority guidelines and policies related to travel may impact out-of-province applicants’ eligibility. Artists with experience working with diverse communities are encouraged to apply. Artists that have historically been disadvantaged in professional artistic opportunities are encouraged to apply, including Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2S+ artists as well as artists living with disabilities. Please note the artist’s suite is located on the second level of a heritage house and is not wheelchair accessible.

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, 2021 - December 15, 2021


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




No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement



Program Description

Each year, the City of Richmond’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Services department invites professional artists in all disciplines (including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, video, multi-disciplinary and performance artists) to submit proposals for an 11-month live-in residency to begin in January 2021 and run until mid-December 2021. Branscombe House is a recently restored Edwardian style house located in the residential area of Steveston. The self-contained two-bedroom suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio with rent 100% subsidized in exchange for a minimum of 22 hours/month (240 hours total) of artist-led community-engaged programming.

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