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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 Open
Application walk-through August 23, 10:00am-11:30am
Studio open houses September 7, 4:00pm-8:00pm
September 9, appointment only
Application deadline September 13, 4:00pm
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.

Apply online now

 Sign-in and make changes to your online application any time before to the application deadline.

Application walk-through

We are having a free information session to help with your online application form and answer questions.

Register early as this session will be in high demand and space is limited.

Date: August 23, 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Woodward's Heritage Building, W Room
5th Floor, 111 W Hastings St

Register now

Open houses

Tour the spaces and ask us questions about the program. 

Open house - September 7, 4:00pm-8:00pm 

Registration is not required. Visit all seven studios at your own pace.

Open house - September 9

You must register to attend this event. Space is limited.

Learn more and register

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