Come Share the Experience

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Artists in Residence

Launched in 2016, the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program creates opportunities for local, regional, national and international artists to work on creative projects and fosters community engagement in the visual, literary and performing arts on Salt Spring Island

Gulf Islands Ferries

Scenic travel to Salt Spring Island


To become a creative incubator and hub that fosters artistic exchange and community growth

The AiR Mission

  • provide established, mid-career and emerging artists with the time and space for creativity and productivity
  • introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring and its artistic communities
  • foster the professional development of local artists and the productive opportunities for collaboration and networking amoung SSI artists and visiting artists
  • offer the SSI community diverse engagement opportunities including public talks, workshops, performances and exhibitions
  • enhance the potential and impact of community arts engagement by inspiring and provoking dialogue, increasing participation, nurturing youth and stimulating the creative economy
Artist Talks

Writer interacts with Salt Spring community.