Vancouver Artist Studio Awards Program: Creativity lives here

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Vancouver-based professional artists can now apply for the City of Vancouver Artist Studio Awards Program.

The program helps artists develop their creative practices with the use of work-only or live-work space for reduced rent or for free, for up to three years.

Seven studio spaces will be awarded to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and financial need for tenures between 2015 and 2018.

Artists must live in Vancouver and can work in a range of creative disciplines, including visual arts, dance, literary arts, theatre, and media arts.

One live-work studio and one work-only studio will be awarded rent-free. Four live-work studios and one work-only studio will be available at rents between $300 – 470 per month.

The studios will be offered for two- or three year leases, depending on the space. The live-work studios allow a maximum of two people, including children. One of the live-work studios is a one-bedroom unit and priority will be given to an artist with a child.

The studios are located in different areas of Vancouver. The city will be holding open houses at the artist studios for applicants on August 16, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The deadline for applications is September 5, 2014. Apply now.

The artists will be chosen by an independent jury of peers through an open, competitive process. Applicants will be pre-qualified by the City’s Housing Centre based on financial need, and then reviewed by the jury for artistic merit.

The recipients will be announced in December 2014.

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