Artist in Residence

Leigh Square’s Artist in Residence program is a three month tenure that are based on the principles of cultural development, while enriching the community by providing and promoting the importance of arts and culture, supporting fellow artists, and bringing to the community interesting or concerning topics.

During each residency, artists establish a presence in Leigh Square by working on their proposed projects in the Artist in Residence out of the Outlet. This includes spending time developing their body of work, engaging the public with their practice, leading workshops and demos within the centre, and connecting with the public to encourage artistic participation within the Leigh Square Community Arts Village.

The residencies are based on terms of approximately three months (Jan to Mar; Apr to June; July to Sept; Oct to Dec). The project goal is to connect the public with the artists living within their communities and to encourage artistic participation within the Leigh Square Community Arts Village. The end result should be a lasting cultural impact upon the City of Port Coquitlam and its residents. Remuneration is $500, with the artists committed to spending a minimum of 12 hours – maximum of 20 hours / week in the studio space provided for the tenure of their residency.

We are currently seeking artists for the 2019 in-take. If you are interested in applying for a residency, please find an Artist-in-Residence application form under the ‘GET INVOLVED’ tab with ‘FORMS’. For any questions, or submitting your application, please email Leigh Square at or call 604.927.8400.

Drop by the Artist in Residence room at the Outlet and meet Ronald Boersen! Ever since his first visit to Canada he has been fascinated and amazed by the ‘untouched quality’ of the mountains and rivers and their deep nuances in colour and texture. Having moved here recently, he intends to follow up on this inspiration, and use it for his new work.

Residency Term: January – March 2018

Meet & Greet with Artist:

Wednesdays from 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursdays from 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Fridays from 9:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: The Artist in Residence Room in The Outlet at Leigh Square



Ronald Boersen creates ceramic pieces that are both artistic and functional. While paying great attention to aesthetics and detail, his work is intended to be used and enjoyed. He will be holding three demonstrations, free and open to the public.


Demonstrations: Fridays

February 9, March 9 and March 23



For more information please call 604.927.PLAY(7529)