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Park Board names artists for 2015 Fieldhouse Studio Program

January 19 2015

Publik Secrets workshop

The Vancouver Park Board has selected more than 30 artists, musicians, and performers for coveted multi-year residencies in nine former park caretaker cottages.

Aimed at bringing art into everyday life, the residencies are part of the Park Board’s innovative Fieldhouse Studio Program.

About the Fieldhouse Studio Program

The residency artists are selected through an open call process every three years. Additional studio spaces are filled as they become available. The 2015 artists move into the fieldhouses in mid-February.

Artists get studio space in exchange for offering:

  • Community workshops
  • Performances
  • Events
  • Collaborative art-making experiences

The Fieldhouse Studio Program aligns with the Park Board strategic goal of providing “vibrant arts and culture experiences.”

This year’s residencies

Fieldhouse studio location  Description of artist in residence
Maclean Park

“Mr. Fire-Man,” artist David Gowman, invites the community to explore the craft of building musical instruments.

Falaise Park Media artists from Iris Film Collective create, screen and exhibit film-based works, aiming to increase the visibility and accessibility of experimental media arts.
Slocan Park

Vancouver Society of Storytelling has a strong history of community engagement, bringing diverse groups of people together through the ancient art of oral storytelling—from folktales and fables to personal narratives.

Hadden Park Led by George Rahi and Robyn Jacob, Publik Secrets is a team of musicians, fabricators, and visual artists. They re-imagine public spaces as participatory gathering places, sparking wonder and play through multi-disciplinary, community-driven arts projects and events.
Moberly Park The Vancouver B Movie Factory, headed by film producer Jimi Stewart, works to co-create imaginative social encounters that foster participation in film and television arts.
Oak Park Fieldhouse

chART: Public Art Marpole is a long-term research partnership between the Marpole community and Cameron Cartiere of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. chART supports public art and community engagement through creativity and innovation.

Shared spaces with the Vancouver Biennale international artist residencies

Fieldhouse studio location Description of artist in residence 
Pandora Park

Dance Troupe Practice is a movement-based performance collective combining dance, voice, video, and installation. Committed to celebrating the moving body and creative collaboration, the troupe explores connections between dance and everyday life in unexpected places.

Burrard View Park Lexie Owen looks at how insights form when different systems of understanding collide. From back alley walking tours with botanists to community embroidery circles, she investigates by making objects, forming societies and intervening in public space.
Second Beach Fieldhouse Instant Coffee is a Vancouver/Toronto-based, service-oriented collective of artists, curators and designers. The group’s installations, slogans and branding campaigns invite social gathering and exchange through events, workshops and informal gatherings.

Find out more about the Fieldhouse Studio Program