Artist Calls 2017-06-12T14:18:47+00:00

SSAC showcases regional artists through an array of exhibitions and performances, and employs local artists as instructors and mentors. Throughout the year, there are numerous calls for entry in a variety of artistic mediums and for differing creative opportunities.

Calls for Entry

AiR Residencies 2018-19

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the third year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The Artist in [...]

Artcraft 2018 registration Open

Registration for Artcraft 2018, our 50th anniversary, is now open. Deadline May 11th. Intro-to-Artcraft-and-jury-2018-final.pdf Artcraft-information-2018-final.pdf Artcraft-Registration-2018-final-.pdf Artcraft-Jury-Application-2018-final-.pdf  

In House Proposals

We are now accepting online proposal submission for “In House” workshops. Deadline for submissions for 2018 workshops is September 15th, 2017. “In House” workshops take place at Mahon Hall in Jan/Feb/March and are focused on [...]

Previous Calls

Grants & Awards Fall 2017: Professional Development

Professional Development Next Deadline: October 31, 2017 Eligibility: Practicing artists and or art teachers (visual, performing and creative arts) Residents of Salt Spring for 3 years or more Members of SSAC must submit an application [...]

Call for Curatorial Proposals: Easter Art Show 2018

Deadline for 2018 Submissions: Friday, September 15, 2017 Call for Curators EAS18 - PDF INTRODUCTION Since 2007, the Salt Spring Arts Council has presented the Easter Art Show (formerly Tour). Each year Mahon Hall has [...]

Calls for ‘Artists in the Class’

Deadline for Submissions: July 20, 2017. Artist in the Class (AiC) is a longstanding program of SSAC. The purpose of the program is: to give the arts a stronger presence in the everyday life of [...]

Parallel Show

The 2017 Parallel Art Show (PAS) runs during the SSNAP 2017 Exhibition. It is open to Salt Spring Island artists that submit work to the Salt Spring National Art Prize 2017 (Deadline: May 31, 2017). SSNAP [...]

Home Words Project

SSAC is proud to partner with Connecting Generations. This arts-based community development project is supported by the BC Arts Council. To apply, please email Sarah Hook-Nilsson at shooknilsson(at)sd64.bc.ca Writer and facilitator Ahava Shira will train 12 people [...]

Hiring: Art Camp Instructor

SSAC Workshops On the Rock is hiring! Title: Summer Art Camp Instructor Deadline for application: Monday, June 5 @ 5pm We are looking for a  Art Camp Instructor for our new Summer Art Camps for the [...]

SSAC Hiring Summer Student

Title: Outreach & Program Assistant Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC The following position is open only to a full-time student who is returning to full time studies in the fall. Position subject [...]

Easter Art Show Call

This year's Easter Art Show is themed 'Body of Work.' Mahon Hall will host our annual curated exhibit, featuring 20 - 25 artists whose work explores portraiture and the figure. Some changes this year: You [...]

Interviewing Local Artisans + Craftspeople

SSAC Artist-in-Residence (2017) Fraser McCallum is interested in speaking with local craftspeople and artisans about their involvement in the local economies of Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. Fraser is making a video [...]

SSNAP 2017 Call for Submissions

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces The 2017 Call For Artist Submissions Offering $30,000 Worth Of Awards  Keep Me Informed SSNAP Submissions    The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased [...]

SSICA Scholarship Announced

SSICA MASTER DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, September 30, 5pm Announcement of Awards: Monday, October 3rd.   In thanks to a generous donation, SSAC and the SSI Potters Guild are able to offer 4 scholarships [...]

Grants & Awards Fall 2016 Intake

Individual or Group Projects, and Professional Development Grants Next Deadline: October 31, 2016 Eligibility: Based on Salt Spring Island and of cultural benefit to the island An artistic or cultural endeavour within the mandate [...]