Artist spaces and residencies

Moss Graffiti, a project of the Moberly Park field house artists, The Something Collective

As part of the Cultural Plan, the City and Park Board are actively working to provide affordable artists spaces in Vancouver.

By converting under-used facilities, such as field houses, providing subsidies and grants, and creating residency programs, the City and Park Board are creating space for artists in our community.

Programs that support studio space for artists in Vancouver

Artist Studio Award program

Provides Vancouver-based professional emerging artists with low-cost studios for up to three years.

Artists in communities program

Through the Artists in Communities program, artists are assigned to sponsoring community centres where they establish a creative presence in the community.

Fieldhouse programs in parks

Come explore activities at fieldhouses located in our parks. Find arts, sport, environmental, garden and local food, and social engagement programs.

Doing It For Love: Five Stories from Creative Communities in a Global Pandemic

Filmed and edited by artist Israel Seoane, this short documentary series reflects on the creativity, resilience, and richness of artists, and community working together in difficult times. Produced by the arts, culture, and engagement team at the Vancouver Park Board. 

Cedar Bark Hat Weaving at Britannia Community Centre | Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts

Cedar Bark Hat Weaving, sometimes called H.A.T.T.A., is part of Arts and Health : Healthy Aging Through the Arts, a Vancouver Park Board initiative bringing together seniors and Elders with professional artists for collaborative art projects of all kinds. 

Collaborative Creative Dance for older Adults , Artist Residency at Aberthau/West Point Grey and Jericho Park

This workshop series encourages older adults to creatively express their life experiences and knowledge with dancer and choreographer Desirée Dunbar and emerging dance artist apprentices. 

Still Moon Arts Society , Artist Residency at Slocan Park Fieldhouse 

Still Moon Arts Society inspires vibrant and connected communities by creating artistic experiences, and nurturing a passion for nature in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. Still Moon Arts Society

Vines Art Festival , Artist Residency at Pandora Park Fieldhouse

Vines Art Festival brings imagination into everyday spaces by presenting work for free on “earth-stages”. Populated and natural public spaces in Vancouver and throughout the province. Vines Art Festival 

Echo Park Film Centre North , Artist Residency at Moberly Park Fieldhouse

Through free public workshops and screenings, neighbours and friends use organic materials grown in the community garden and surrounding area as ingredients to create eco-friendly films that celebrate growing, community, and connection to the urban landscape. Echo Park Film Centre