Eligibility & Application 2017-03-16T21:33:48+00:00

Information on Eligibility, Application and Selection Process

Deadline for Submission: May 1

Notification of Residency awards: by June 15th

Residency to be held between the months of October (in the year of application) and April (in the year following application)

AIR Application Form 2017

AIR Program Description (rev. August 2016) pdf

Art and Community

Eligible Genres of Art

The SSAC AiR Program is in its developmental stage; as such we expect to offer 2-3 residencies in the initial years, expanding as resources allow. In order to explore the scope of potential participation and to reflect the diversity of the arts on Salt Spring Island, applications for the AiR will be accepted from artists in a wide variety of visual, literary and performing art disciplines, including but not limited to fine art, photography, film, craft, design, music, composition, creative writing, dance, choreography and curatorial activities. Acceptance of some genres of art will be subject to SSAC being able to secure access to specialized facilities.

Eligible Artists

AiR is open to all professionals working in the arts at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds from inside and outside of Canada.

Application Process

An application for an AiR is submitted electronically or by mail using the on-line form (a fillable PDF) LINK. The application requirements are quite straightforward and include

  • Basic information about the applicant
  • A project proposal
  • Documentation of artistic work and
  • A short CV

Collaborative applications are accepted. Collective support materials as well as individual resumes and bios should be submitted for each applicant. Please note that collaborative applications will receive a single studio space to be shared. A submission fee per applicant will be charged.

A non-refundable $30 administration fee is due with the residency application.

Selection process

Applications are reviewed annually by a jury committee constituted by AiR. Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. 

Painter in the Garden