City of Victoria: Artist in Residence Program in Canada
The City of Victoria is requesting expressions of interest from mid-career professional artists working in visual media (painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, crafts, photography, film, and video), music, performance, and literary art, to apply to be the City of Victoria’s Artist in Residence.
This is the third iteration of the City’s Artist in Residence program, which provides the opportunity for an artist to work collaboratively with the community, City staff, and the Art in Public Places Committee to identify and develop an art plan over a two-year term .
The Artist in Residence program supports artists working to enrich the creative life of the City of Victoria through projects that engage with the community and enhance the creative appeal of the City.
Program Objectives The Artist in Residence program objectives are:
To support artists that engage the community in the creative process including programs and initiatives that enhance the public realm.
To have the artist work alongside City staff and community groups in the development of artworks, activities, and programming to realize civic and community priorities.
To collaborate with the community through the planning process and project development to broaden citizens participation and involvement in creative outlets and the arts.
$42,000 (plus GST) per year of direct funding to the Artist in Residence
$30,000 per year of available project funding
Two-year term starting in the Fall of 2022.
This competition is open to mid-career artists working in visual media (painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, crafts, photography, film, and video), music, performance, and literary art, who are residents of the province of British Columbia. Artists must demonstrate a particular interest in creating art within the public realm.
The successful artist will be required to be located in the Greater Victoria area for the duration of the two-year term.
The Public Art Policy defines an artist as “any person, who by virtue of professional training, exhibition history and/or critical review is recognized as skilled in making works of art.” (UNESCO)
Mid-career artist: An artist who has received basic training in their artistic field, has practiced their art for four to seven full years and has created at least four presentations, exhibitions, or installatio ns in a professional context.
For more information, visit https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/public-art/artist-in-residence.html