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Park Board announces new fieldhouse residencies for 2019

“Our fieldhouse residencies are unique for both residents and artists alike. Across the city we’re seeing inspiring projects centred in our parks that animate and connect our neighbourhoods,” said Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

January 24 2019 –

The Vancouver Park Board welcomes a new contingent of artists, food/garden enthusiasts and athletes into parks across the city as part of its vibrant Field House Activation Program.

Since 2011, the Board has been repurposing fieldhouses in parks to enable residents to connect to creative activities that engage their neighbourhoods.

Animating neighbourhoods

“Our fieldhouse residencies are unique for both residents and artists alike. Across the city we’re seeing inspiring projects centred in our parks that animate and connect our neighbourhoods,” said Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

The program was originally open only to artists, but it has steadily grown in size and scope and now includes 23 residencies for people involved in the arts in all disciplines, sport, environment, ecology and local food.

New 2019 residencies

  • Music off the page – Aberthau/West Point Grey Studios
  • Girls Rock Camp – Falaise Park
  • Vines Arts Festival – Pandora Park
  • Echo Park Film Centre – Moberly Park
  • Moresports – Jonathan Rogers Park
  • Frog Hollow Community Hub  - Clinton Park

These six new artists and groups join 17 others already working in fieldhouses across the city.  Fieldhouse space is provided in exchange for community-based engagement including workshops, community celebrations and demonstrations, totaling 350 hours throughout the year.

The community-engaged work will be centered out of the field house, surrounding parks and adjacent or partner community centres. For more information visit vancouver.ca/field-house-activation.

Learn more about fieldhouse residencies