The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the launch of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.
Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit.
Applications for the AiR program can be submitted before April 15th and the first artist residencies on Salt Spring Island will take place between October 2016 and April 2017. Application information is available at http://ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/
SSAC and the AiR steering committee are also pleased to announce the first Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) residency. Winnipeg artist Corrie Peters, the winner of the Joan McConnell Award for the best work in the SSNAP Competition 2015, takes up her Artist in Residence on Salt Spring Island in February-March, 2016.
The AiR program invites artists to ‘Come, share the experience” and engage with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island.