Artist Calls2018-10-09T10:36:48-08:00

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

Artcraft 2019 Registration Open

Registration for Artcraft 2019 is now open. Deadline May 10th. Jury Deadline: May 13th. All Details and registration information is Here.

Grants+Awards-Spring 2019 Submissions

Individual or Group Projects Next Deadline: April 30, 2019 Eligibility: Based on Salt Spring Island and of cultural benefit to the island An artistic or cultural endeavour within the mandate of the SSAC – e.g. [...]

Artist in the Classroom – NEW deadline

The Council sponsors this program in partnership with the Capital Regional District. More than 30 artists’ workshops are listed in the annual Catalogue, which is supplied to all schools in the district. Teachers select those [...]

At Large Workshop Submissions

Online registration for “At Large” workshops with WOR is open.  Your workshop listing will be in the WOR brochure and on the SSAC website listings. Deadline is March 1st as there is a print deadline [...]

Artists in Residence Call 2020

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

SSNAP Submissions

The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes!  Submissions for the 2019/2020 SSNAP awards begin on January 10 and end May 31, 2019. SSNAP Awards Totaling $40,000: Canadian [...]

Call: Youth Art Exhibition

Calling southern Gulf Island youth, ages 13 - 18 to create and submit art works for a youth exhibition to take place concurrent with the Salt Spring National Art Prize 2019. The Exhibition will be [...]

Summer Student Position: Workshops Assistant

This is a DRAFT posting for a 2019 summer student position with the Salt Spring Arts Council. We are awaiting funding before we can confirm this position, at which time we will update the Job [...]

Previous Calls

EAS19: Production Assistant

Under the direction of the EAS Committee, the Production Assistant supports the planning and delivery of community events during the Easter Art Show (EAS), April 19 – 28, 2019. During EAS Mahon Hall host 2 [...]

EAS19 Artistic Directors

Easter Art Show 2019: Homage The 2019 Easter Art Show takes place April 19 – 28. We are very excited to welcome Patrick McCallum as this year’s Guest Curator. Patrick has invited 40 diverse artists [...]

Grants + Awards: Fall 2018 Submissions

Individual or Group Projects Next Deadline: October 31, 2018 Objectives: To assist individuals and groups to undertake projects of cultural benefit to the community. Average Grant Levels: $300 – $800 Description:  This program fosters innovation, creativity [...]

In House Proposals 2020

Welcome to the online proposal submission for "In House" workshops. Deadline for submissions for 2020 workshops is June 14, 2019. Workshops on the Rock is accepting workshop proposals for our 2020 season in Fine Art, [...]

Artists in the Class 2018-19

Artists in the Class is now accepting applications from interested artists for the 2018-2019 School Year. Full program information is Here. Application Form is AIC Application Form 2018_19. The Deadline for applications is July 20, [...]

Call for Curators: Easter Art Show 2019

INTRODUCTION Since 2007, the Salt Spring Arts Council has presented the Easter Art Show (formerly Tour). Each year Mahon Hall has a curated anchor exhibit of fine arts (photography, painting, sculpture) by artists from the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wintercraft Registration

Registration for Wintercraft is now open. Deadline October 31st 2018. Key Dates: Oct 31, 3pm - Inventory and Registration Nov 20 & 21 - Inventory Delivery + Set Up Nov 23 - Wintercraft Opens Dec [...]

Showcase and Artcraft Outside Application

  Registration details: 2019 application forms and information. Deadline October 31st 2018 Showcase application 2019 showcase application2019 Application form and Information for  "Artcraft outside": Artcraft Outside 2019  

Call for Curatorial Proposals: Easter Art Show 2018

Please Note: the Call for EAS2019 Curators will be posted shortly. Check back here! Update: the 2019 Call is HERE.   Deadline for 2018 Submissions: Friday, September 15, 2017 Call for Curators EAS18 - PDF INTRODUCTION Since [...]

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 [...]