Food-focused Field House Residency

Interested in beginning a food-focused field house residency?  The Vancouver Park Board field house residency program provides space to organisations working to grow and support community-based initiatives.  With the recent success of artist residencies, the program is being expanded to support the community-based local food movement. 

The upcoming Healthy Local Food field house residency runs from March 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017 at two sites:

  • Strathcona Park: 857 Malkin Avenue @ Hawks Avenue
  • Norquay Park: 5050 Wales Street @ Kingsway

The Park Board provides field house space at no charge in exchange for partners providing 350 hours a year of community-engaged projects and programs over the three year residency, working with a diversity of communities in the city. The community-engaged work should be centered out of the field house, surrounding parks, and adjacent/partner community centres. 

Some community-based local food projects that may be considered are:

  • Community kitchens
  • Sharing food skills
  • Culturally focused food initiatives
  • Food initiatives focused on inclusion and accessibility
  • Arts programming with a food focus
  • Community food markets and other food access and distribution initiatives
  • Food growing

Questions will be accepted until midnight on Sunday November 16, 2014 and should be emailed to pbgreen@vancouver.ca.

Please review this example of a current environment-focused field house residency: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/the-bird-project.aspx. For more information about urban agriculture in Vancouver visit http://vancouver.ca/communitygardens.

Please review the Expression of Interest for more details on the field house residency program and application requirements.  Submit a completed application by midnight Sunday November 23, 2014.


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