Community Initiatives 2017-06-07T09:47:31+00:00

Community Initiatives

SSAC supports and partners with a variety of community projects and events that align with our goals to celebrate and promote the arts on Salt Spring Island.

Behind the Lines: Contemporary Art from Syria

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

This February, SSAC is stepping well beyond the borders of our Island to bring a powerful exhibit of contemporary Syrian artists. Behind the Lines is a partnership between: the Penticton Art Gallery & the Cyrrus [...]

Family Day 2018 with e.s.l

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Join us on BC Family Day – Monday February 12, 2018 – at Mahon Hall for a family show with e.s.l. 1pm - Fun start with crafts, snacks and facepainting 2pm - Showtime with e.s.l [...]

Home Words: ‘Building Community’

January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Home Words is a project of Connecting Generations and the Salt Spring Arts Council, and supported by the BC Arts Council and the Salt Spring Foundation. Since the fall of 2017, a group of local [...]

Artists from the Fringe Silent Auction

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunday, August 13th, 2-4pm SS United Church Artists From the Fringe is a group of over 30 artists who attend the volunteer run program called ArtJam, sponsored by SSAC. The program provides a safe, welcoming space [...]

Dialogue with the Arts: Yuri Arajs

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The next Dialogue with the Arts Speaker is: Yuri Arajs – Artistic Director of Vancouver’s “Kickstart – Disability Arts and Culture” Website: Yuri will be talking about the Kickstart Philosophy and the challenges facing those [...]

Home Words Project

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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) Writer and facilitator Ahava Shira will train 12 people [...]

Family Day 2017: Ta Daa Lady

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Join us on BC Family Day - Monday February 13, 2017 - at Mahon Hall for the Ta Daa Lady Show! An interactive musical show like no other! The Ta Daa Lady is a gentle, fun-loving [...]

Dialogue with Sandra Semchuk

November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Sandra Semchuk speaks on Resilience and Conciliation Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7pm Mahon Hall. Attendance is free (donations greatly appreciated). Sandra has, I believe, a great deal to say to us about the social context [...]

SSICA 2016

October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

SALT SPRING ISLAND CERAMICS AWARDS (SSICA) The Salt Spring Arts Council is proud to support the SSI Potters Guild and SSICA: October 6 – October 16, 2016 Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada The Salt [...]

SSICA Scholarship Announced

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Dance Talks: Does Dance Matter?

July 25th, 2016|0 Comments

  Hosted by Kristen Lewis, sponsored by ArtSpring, the Salt Spring Arts Council, and the SSI Library. During August, ArtSpring’s residency programme welcomes some exciting contemporary dance companies to Salt Spring - all Vancouver-based leaders [...]

The Kerplunks Go Bananas at Mahon Hall!

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

With thanks to our fabulous community sponsors and volunteer, our 2nd Family Day Event at Mahon Hall was a smashing success. Big and little people filled the hall with dancing, [...]

Family Day 2016 Concert

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Juno award winners The Kerplunks put on a high energy, danceable, singable, fabulous show.   Check out a short clip of their performance at Mahon Hall. SSAC's 2nd Annual Family Day Concert

SS Refugee Sponsorship Benefit Concert

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

SSAC is proud to Co-Present a Refugee Sponsorship Benefit Concert: January 1, 2016 @ Fulford Hall 2-4pm ~ Coffeehouse and Silent Auction Preview, by donation 7-9pm ~ Variety Concert hosted by Arthur Black, $20 tickets available [...]

Family Day 2015

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Our first ever Family Day event featured a mesmerizing, toe-taping concert by Rick Scott.