Artist in Residence

We are looking for the next Artist in Residence for the City of Victoria!  

The Artist in Residence program gives a professional artist the opportunity 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 program is open to mid-career professional artists working in visual media (painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, crafts, photography, film, and video), music, performance, and literary art. The artist must be a resident of British Columbia. All applications are reviewed by a selection panel and shortlisted applicants undergo an interview process with the City’s Art in Public Places Committee.  


If you missed the virtual information session on June 15, 2022, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. you can watch the recording of the session here:


You can also read the Frequently Asked Questions

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is July 4, 2022 at 4 p.m. 

To begin your application, please visit Bid Opportunities | Victoria

For more information contact 


Artist In Residence - Call to Artists [PDF - 180 KB]

Contact and Checklist Form [PDF - 85 KB]

Digital Image Documentation List [PDF - 97 KB]

Request For Expressions of Interest 22-068 [PDF - 368 KB]

Timeline For Call To Artists

  • June 3, 2022: Call to Artists Launched 
  • June 15, 2022:  Virtual Public Information Session 
  • July 4, 2022:  Deadline to submit Expressions of Interest 
  • July 2022:   Selection Committee review and shortlisting 
  • August 2022:  Interviews with shortlisted artists 
  • September 2022: Residency Announcement 

About the Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program aims to provide the opportunity for a professional artist to work collaboratively with City staff and the community to identify and develop creative artworks and projects, and augment capital projects over a two-year term.

The Artist in Residence is embedded in the City’s planning process, providing a unique creative and collaborative approach to enhance the value and aesthetic appeal of upcoming capital projects in Victoria, while broadening community involvement in the arts.

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