Artist Residency Program

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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

Listmakers of North Vancouver photoshoot

“Listmakers of North Vancouver” is looking for participants! Do you make to-do lists? Whether it be on your phone, on scrap paper, five items or 50, we need you to participate in this Artist Residency project! Each participant and their list (in whatever form it takes) will be photographed by professional photographer and NVRC artist in residence, Chelsey Stuyt. Participants will receive a free digital copy of their professionally edited portrait (via email) and will be invited to an exhibition of a selection of the final images of the project. We invite you to join the Listmakers project by signing up for a timeslot.

Natural and Bundle Dyes Workshop

Join NVRC artist in residence Ciara Brady and explore colour extracted from the foods we eat and kitchen waste: onion skins, avocado pits, beet pulp etc. Experience the magic and wonder as we unwrap the materials to uncover which plants/foods/teas leave a stain or dye and how different this colour is to its natural state. Participants will create a piece of art or wearable art inspired by the colours and fabrics provided to us by nature.
Location: Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park Field House. 1905 Jones Ave
Sat, March 30, 12:00 - 2:00pm. Course ID: 00278452

Meet the artists

2024 artists in residence

2023 artists in residence

2022 artists in residence

2019 artists in residence