Indigenous Artist in Residence

Indigenous Artist in Residence

Thank you to everyone who applied to be the next Indigenous Artist in Residence at the City of Victoria! This call has now closed.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists across the country were invited to apply for the position of Indigenous Artist in Residence at the City of Victoria. The program is open to Indigenous artists working in any artistic discipline who reside in Canada.

Funded by the City’s Art in Public Places Reserve Fund, the City established the Indigenous Artist in Residence program in 2017 to honour and implement Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Lindsay Delaronde was the inaugural Indigenous Artist in Residence at the City of Victoria from February 2017 – January 2019. Discussions with an Indigenous-led roundtable were held earlier this year to inform the second iteration of the Indigenous Artist in Residence program.

The residency doesn't have a prescribed theme or direction, allowing the selected artist to shape it based on their artistic practice and chosen direction. The selected applicant will work with City staff and invite the community to learn, share and experience the artist’s work; foster collaborative relationships with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, other artists and arts organizations; and bring an Indigenous artistic presence to Victoria during their two-year term. At the end of the term, the artist will participate in a transitional mentorship with the next incoming artist.









Deadline for Submissions

Thank you to all who submitted their application! Submission deadline was Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Submissions were to be emailed to

Information Session

Interested candidates were invited to learn more and ask questions at an information session on Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Avenue. Lindsay Delaronde was available to answer questions about her residency experience.

For More Information

For more information, please email