Since 2019, NVRC’s artist residency program has supported arts and culture projects and artistic development in North Vancouver.
The program provides unique opportunities for emerging and established artists from diverse disciplines, cultures and backgrounds to discover, create and produce new work or develop existing projects.
Between 2019 and 2023, the program has supported over 22 artists. Past projects have been in the areas of visual art, dance, digital art, music, environmental art and storytelling. Artists receive financial support and space to work on their projects.
A unique feature of the program is that it offers opportunities for artists to work in the community, develop arts-based engagement activities and deliver creative projects that generate meaningful connections.
During their residency, artists are installed in spaces in the City or District of North Vancouver for anywhere from two to eight months. The artists then connect with this environment, and give back to community and help foster connection through workshops, artist talks, performances and other activities.
Contributing to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, the program seeks to inspire participation and relationship-building where the process of creating art together acts as a catalyst for individual and community engagement.