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Richmond to offer free professional development workshops for artists

The first workshop coming this Saturday will be an online webinar on tax basics for artists
“Water Off A Duck’s Back” by Douglas Coupland is part of the Art at Work March 4 workshop, Conservation and Maintenance: Best Practices for Artists Working in Public Art.

Making art for a living can seem daunting at first, especially in terms of navigating taxes, proposals and grant applications.

The City of Richmond and Richmond Art Gallery are hoping the help get local professional artists and arts organizations started with a series of free professional development workshops called Art at Work. 

The workshops will focus on public art, performance, visual art and community arts and run from February to September 2023. Two online and five in-person sessions are on offer:

  • Tax basics for artists (online)
    • Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Conservation and maintenance: best practices for artists working in public art (online)
    • March 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Conservation best practices for studio-based artists (Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall)
    • April 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Applying for public art calls (Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall)
    • May 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Art rental information session (Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall)
    • June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Preparing exhibition proposals (Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall)
    • July 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Richmond Arts and Culture Grant Program information and application tips
    • Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration for each session will open one month in advance. Details and registration are available online.

For questions such as those about the accessibility of the workshops, contact Todd Evanger at or 604-247-8320.

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