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Artist opportunities

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, juried shows and exhibitions, and more.

Find artist opportunities in and around Vancouver

Richard Prince, Roller, 2004

Engineering artist-in-residence

Our Engineering Department has launched an Artist-in-Residence program to host three artists, each for an 18-month residency term.

East Vancouver public art

Artist-initiated commissions

Our Public Art Program invites emerging and established artists to expand their art practice into the public realm and propose new artworks, envisioned for sites in Vancouver, that contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces, and neighbourhoods.

Children painting

Grants for emerging artists

Creative Spark Vancouver provides small grants to emerging artists to engage young people in arts-based projects. Find out more.

Artists in Communities program at Trout Lake Community Centre

Artists in Communities program

The Artists in Communities program supports artists working with communities on issues of joint interest or concern using principles of community cultural development. Check out our annual call for artist applications.

Artist live-work studio on East 4th Avenue and Scotia Street

Artist Studio Award Program

The Artist Studio Award Program provides Vancouver-based professional artists who have financial need with live-work or work-only artist studios that are low-cost or free for up to three years.

Public Art policies and guidelines

Information for artists

Donating public art

 The Park Board is not currently accepting proposals for public art donation. Please check back for updates.


Public Art Committee

The Public Art Committee provides advice and guidance to City council and staff, civic agencies, developers, and citizens on public art matters, including the Public Art Program.

Public Art Review Plan

This report summarizes the findings of the first comprehensive evaluation of the City of Vancouver's Public Art Program since it began in 1991.

Private Development Guidelines and Policies

De-accession guidelines

Procedures have been established for removing art work from public sites under City or Park Board jurisdiction.

Additional sources of public art call information


Providing information from Toronto to national and international artists.


A US-based resource that includes opportunities for Canadian and international artists.

The Public Art Directory

A UK-based service listing public art calls.

Public Art Online

Information and knowledge on an international scale.

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Public Art Program


501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4


Arts, Culture, and Environment Park Board 


2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Phone: 604-257-8495

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