Artist Residency Program

The Rookery by Nathan Lee

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Multi-medium photographic storytelling art workshop

Join Hannah Campbell, NVRC’s artist in residence, for a 2 day workshop focused on multi-medium photographic storytelling. By using either personal or sourced photographs we will work to tell multi-layered stories with embroidery, text, collage and drawing directly on to the photographs. Come to tell your own stories or create a fictional story through this multi-medium process. Together we will learn about other artists, work on visual storytelling exercises, and finally develop our own individual stories.
00291590 Wednesdays July 17 & 24 | 6:00-7:30pm | Delbrook Arts and Crafts Studio | Free

Meet the artists

2024 artists in residence

2023 artists in residence

2022 artists in residence

2019 artists in residence