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Artist Live-Work Studio Awards Program: creativity lives here

Artist live-work studio on East 4th Avenue and Scotia Street

The Artist Live-Work Studio Awards Program is a critical part of the City of Vancouver’s efforts to provide appropriate spaces to support artists and their work.

The City awards studios to emerging Vancouver-based artists in order to support their developing practices over an extended period of concentrated artistic activity.

The program is offered once every three years through an open call to artists currently living and working in the City of Vancouver.

Artists must pre-qualify based on Vancouver residency and financial need, and are then assessed for artistic merit through a staff- and peer-review selection process.

Next application intake

The next intake will be in mid-September 2017 for the 2018-2021 studio term.

Applications will be available in late July 2017.

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Artist studios

There are currently seven studios in the program:

  • Two are work-only studios
  • Five are live-work studios

Two studios (one live-work and one work-only) are awarded at a nominal rent of $1.00 for the term. The other five are awarded at significantly reduced rents.

All of the studios are awarded for a three-year term.

Learn more about the studios

Award recipients

Read about the 2015-2018 Artist Studio Award Recipients

Read About the 1996-2012 Artist Studio Award Recipients

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