Support the arts, keep on top of arts news and connect with others by joining the Salt Spring Arts Council. It’s easy to join. Select the membership category from the list below that best suits your needs and interests. You can join online or print out an application form and send it to us.


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Download the membership form here.

Individual Membership

Opportunities to Learn, Teach and Develop Professional Skills

  • Facilitate* workshops at local schools with Artist in the Class
  • Participate in and/or facilitate* workshops with Arts in the Community
  • Access professional development / marketing consultation with ArtCraft

Opportunities to Exhibit and Sell and to Promote Yourself

  • Exhibit at ArtCraft and WinterCraft
  • Participate* in a Showcase Exhibition
  • Access the SSAC bar code to sell outside Council Galleries (eg BC Ferries)
  • Free Listing the SSAC Directory
  • Participate† in the Easter Art Tour
  • List your arts programs / events / opportunities online

Financial Benefits

  • Get 10 percent discount at special ArtCraft sales events
  • Get reduced rates on Mahon Hall rental
  • Apply for Arts Council Grants and Awards

Other Benefits

  • Receive Arts Council Newsletter
  • Vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Join Arts Council committees
  • Serve on the Arts Council Board

* subject to acceptance of proposals
** subject to acceptance by jury
† fee applies

Membership Fee—$25.00 (HST included) per annum


Student Membership

Benefits per Individual Membership

  • Membership Fee—$10.00 (HST included) per annum
  • A student must be currently enrolled in a primary, middle or secondary school on Salt Spring island or enrolled in a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis
  • Joint SSAC / Chamber of Commerce Membership

Benefits per Individual Membership plus

  • Arts, Services, Health & Wellness membership in the Chamber
  • Get a web site listing with link to your web site
  • Access professional development programs tailored to arts practitioners
  • Access merchant services with reduced credit card charges
  • Obtain medical and dental insurance at group rates
  • Get invited to Chamber Mixers and networking events
Membership Fee—$125.00 (HST included) per annum
Chamber of Commerce membership alone is $125.00 per annum. Join the Arts Council first, and present your membership card to the Chamber of Commerce for a $25.00 deduction off your Chamber membership.

Guilds / Not-for-Profit Membership

Benefits per Individual Membership plus

Advertising of all guild/organization activities on the Arts Council web site, in newsletters and in electronic mail-outs

Membership Fee—$50.00 (HST included) per annum