The Vancouver Park Board is accepting proposals for fieldhouse residencies from individuals and organizations throughout the city who are involved in arts, culture, sport, environment, and local food.
The fieldhouses, formerly occupied by park caretakers, were re-purposed in 2011 to allow artists to engage with communities through their work. The Park Board has since expanded the program to invite proposals from a broader range of applicants; in addition to artists, athletes, ecologists, gardeners, and cooks may also apply. Use of the fieldhouse space is provided in exchange for providing community-based engagement programs like workshops, celebrations and demonstrations.
Proposals are accepted from :
- An artist of any discipline, athlete, ecologist, gardener, cook, or a combination of these
- A non-profit organization, cooperative, collective, local sports group, cultural group that focuses on arts, culture, sport, environment, or local food, or a combination of these
Locations and priority themes
At four locations, special consideration will be given to proposals that respond to specific priority themes:
Riley Park: Arts and local food focus
Adanac Park: Environment and local food
Hastings Park and Nanaimo Park: Sport
The remaining locations are suited to any priority theme.
Collaborations of any themes are encouraged at all fieldhouses. A location may receive multiple proposals so be flexible with your preferred location.
Apply by May 31, 2016 to be considered for the 2016/2017 program session.
If your proposal is successful, you'll get access to a fieldhouse in a park in exchange for providing 350 hours per year of community-engaged programs and activities.
Learn more information about the Fieldhouse Activation Program by clicking here.