Collage of fieldhouse residencies

How fieldhouse residences work

The Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program provides artists, community groups, and organizations with space in a fieldhouse and access to parks to create activities that engage the community.

By repurposing underused space in fieldhouses into small community spaces, this program aims to: 

  • Animate our neighbourhoods with place-based activities focused on one or more of our priority themes including arts, culture, environment, and local food
  • Host events and activities in locations where people already gather
  • Provide space for user groups in exchange for community-engaged activities    

Some of our fieldhouses have specific mandates for programming based on the neighbourhood, space available, and needs of the adjacent community centre.

Who can apply?

  • Artists of any discipline, cultural practitioners, ecologists, gardeners, cooks, or a combination of these
  • Non-profit organizations, cooperatives, collectives, or cultural groups, that focus on community-engaged arts, culture, environment, or local food projects, or a combination of these

While individuals are eligible to apply, they will need to demonstrate that they have a network of people and organizations to support them with the community engagement components. It is recommended that collectives and like-minded groups come together to apply artistic, cultural, food, or environmental themes or combinations of these themes.

The next call for applications will be in the spring/summer of 2024.