Richmond Arts Strategy


What is your vision for a vibrant arts scene in Richmond?
What role should the City of Richmond play to achieve this vision?

The City of Richmond is developing a new Arts Strategy to enrich Richmond's quality of life through broad accessibility and engagement with the arts. The Strategy will serve as a guide for decision-making to empower ideas, people and resources around a shared vision and set of goals, strategies and tactics.

Tell us how you think we can best move the arts forward in our communities. You are invited to take part in a range of engagement activities, including an online survey, community dialogue sessions, pop-up kiosks, and more. Watch this space for updates.

Complete the Survey from April 25 to June 3

We are seeking input from people like you, who live, work and play in Richmond. How do you engage in the arts? In what ways do you use the City’s cultural facilities? What should be a priority in terms of arts investment? Share your vision for the future of the arts in Richmond… have your say!

Take the survey now for a chance to win great prizes. (請用中文版調查問卷)

You can also provide feedback at sounding boards at the following local events:

  • Lipont Gallery - Ongoing until May 31
    Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week

  • Lansdowne Mall - May 26 at the Richmond Chinese Community Society Arts & Cultural Festival
    12:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Kwantlen's Farmers Market - May 29 in the Cultural Centre Plaza
    12:00 - 4:00 pm

Pop Up Kiosks

The ArtWorks team has been hitting the streets, seeking feedback and ideas from the community.

They will continue to be at surprise public spaces, community centres, and libraries now through June 3, so if you see them, be sure to stop in and say hello. Keep your eyes out for them or contact us to find out where we are.

Wondering where we have recently been? Children's Arts Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Richmond Potters Sale, Richmond Gem and Mineral Show, Kwantlen Design Week, Gateway Theatre, Art About Finn Slough Exhibition, Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence Workshops, Richmond Arts Awards and Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra concerts.

Recent Interactive Engagement Consultation Events

  • Aberdeen Centre, We Dance International Dance Day Performance, April 28, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Cultural Cafe. April 23, 3:00-5:00 PM at Rocanini's in Steveston
    A drop-in informal chat for the public to provide input.
  • Artists' Cultural Cafe, April 19, 5:00-7:00 PM
    An informal drop-in event geared towards artists to share their ideas.
  • Community Dialogue Session, March 19, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Performance Hall
    Download the meeting presentation notes
    Check out photos from the event and download details: English | Chinese


Project Timeline

  • Winter 2017 / 2018 - Richmond Arts Strategy Task Group established
  • Spring 2018 - Public engagement events and online survey
  • Early Summer 2018 - Development of Vision and Guiding Principles
  • Late Summer / Fall 2018 - Draft Strategy
  • Fall 2018 - Final Strategy


Help Spread the Word

Follow us on Instagram. #ArtWorksRichmond.
Use the Facebook graphic and Instagram graphic.

For information about how you can get involved in the development of the Richmond Arts Strategy, contact

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