Vancouver low-income artists can receive help from the City

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The City of Vancouver’s Artist Studio Awards Program is offering help to low-income artists.

This program is intended to help artists “develop their creative practices” in a work-only or live-work space for either reduced rent or no rent at all for up to three years.

Artists who demonstrate excellence in art and financial need for tenures between 2015 and 2018 will be awarded one of seven studio spaces.

Artists must live in Vancouver, and arts can include visual arts, dance, literary arts, theatre and media arts.

A number of applicants will be put through the City’s Housing Centre’s process, where they will be narrowed down based on financial need.

An independent jury of peers will then choose artists based on their artistic abilities. Applicants are able to view an open house of the studios on August 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The deadline for applications will be September 5. Apply online now!

 

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