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Park Board announces call for proposals for 2025-27 fieldhouse residencies

Interested applicants encouraged to attend upcoming information sessions

June 6 2024 –

The Vancouver Park Board is calling artists and groups that focus on food, culture and environmental stewardship to submit proposals for the Vancouver Fieldhouse Activation Program. Residencies will last from January 2025 to December 2027 and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 19. The program transforms former caretaker suites in Vancouver parks or underused Vancouver facilities into creative and engaging spaces.

The residencies aim to animate places where people already gather and foster deeper conversations about life in an urban environment. Successful applicants are given access to these spaces in exchange for engaging neighbours, colleagues and curious visitors in creative and collaborative place-based activities and events. 

Information sessions will be in-person on Monday June 10th at 7pm at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, and online on Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm. Email to register for the online info session. Visit the fieldhouse activation webpage for information on how to apply.
The program scope is broad and open to artists of any discipline, cultural practitioners, ecologists, gardeners, cooks, or any combination thereof. Non-profit organizations, cooperatives, collectives and cultural groups that focus on community-engaged arts, culture, environmental stewardship or local food projects are encouraged to apply. Applicants can visit the webpage for examples of past residencies. 

Successful applicants are granted a fieldhouse space for a three-year term, with the option of reapplying for a second term. In exchange, applicants need to be actively present at the fieldhouse on a weekly basis, year-round for a minimum of 350 hours per year. 

This term, new residencies are planned in Clinton, Elm, Falaise, Hadden, MacLean, Moberly, Pandora, Slocan, Norquay, McBride and Adanac Parks.