Call for Applications – Go Play Outside: Artist in Residence Program


The City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council is looking for one emerging to mid-career Artist, or Artist collective, to be a part of the Go Play Outside: Artist in Residence Program

This program seeks to support local culture and encourage thoughtful dialogue by facilitating a paid artist residency at the City’s Go Play Outside pop-up. The Go Play Outside Team’s goal is to enhance community connectedness while providing opportunities for recreating and experiencing culture outdoors. 

Throughout the months of July and August the Go Play Outside team will be doing Pop-up booths at various parks throughout the community. Artists whose work can be created outdoors are encouraged to apply for this project. This call for Artists is to solicit applications from interested individuals who are looking for opportunities to create work that addresses, in some manner, the topic of community connections, as well as engage with and provide moments of learning to the community.

An information session will be hosted via ZOOM on April 26th at 6pm.

Register for the artist information session or to view the application guidelines.

Submissions will be open until Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at 11:59pm. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted
For more information on the application process or additional inquiries contact:

Media Contact:

Alex Mitchell
Public Affairs Officer, City of Abbotsford
T: 604 751 3092