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Artist Studio Award Program

The Artist Studio Award Program is a critical part of the City of Vancouver’s efforts to provide studio spaces to support artists and their work since 1995.

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

This year the program has expanded to include community members of the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Key dates

Online application for 2018 - 2021 Closed
Application walk-through and info session  August 23, 10am - 11:30am
Studio open houses September 7, 4pm - 8pm
September 9, by appointment only
Assessment Committee review Mid-October
Council approval and notification Late-November or December
Move-in date March or April 2018

Artist studios

There are currently seven studios in the program:

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

The studios are awarded at significantly reduced rental rates, for a three-year term.

Learn more about the studios


Professional artists who are residents of Vancouver or community members of the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations are eligible to apply.

You must be able to demonstrate artistic excellence and financial need.

The studios are awarded through a peer assessment review process organized by our Cultural Services department.

How to apply

  1. Review our information guide  (104 KB)
  2. Complete our online application before 4:00pm on September 13, 2017.

 Application now closed

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501 - 111 West Hastings St
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Fax: 604-871-6005


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