Call for Applications: 2023 Artist in Residence at Salt Spring Arts

Salt Spring Arts – Artist in Residence
2023 Applications Now Open

  • 6 weeks on a picturesque 4-acre property on Salt Spring Island
  • 560 sq. ft. studio space
  • 200 sq. ft. open-plan cabin
  • 1200 book reference library
  • $1,000 (CAD) honorarium
  • Passionate, supportive + curious art community
  • Unplug and focus on creativity in this rural setting

DEADLINE – October 31, 2022
$30 (CAD) Application Fee

A six-week artist residency on a 4-acre property in the small community of Fulford Harbour on the south end of Salt Spring Island. Salt Spring Island is a rural community with limited Public Transit from Fulford Village to the central village of Ganges and other island ferry terminals.

March 18 – April 30, 2023

A 560 sq.ft. space suitable for most visual arts. (limited possibilities for performing arts) with access to a 1,200-plus reference library of art books in a study room on the upper floor. A printing press, work tables and easels are available. If you require specialized equipment or space for your art practice please contact AiR ( before applying to ensure we can accommodate your needs. Wifi is available, however, may not be suitable for streaming.

A 200 sq.ft. open plan cabin suitable for one person, comprising a double bed with storage loft overhead, simple kitchen, electric heat and wifi. There is a wash station in the adjoining room and an outhouse close by. (Occupant has access to their own designated bathroom in the main house.) Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted in accommodations or studio facilities.

A $1,000 (CAD) honorarium will be received on completion of the residency.

The APPLICATION form requires Applicant Details (name, address, contact information), Project Proposal (project title, description, artist biography and CV), Support Materials (examples of previous work), and Community Engagement Proposal. Please note these are required fields in the form, so have all your materials ready in advance.

The fee to apply is $30 (CAD) non-refundable.

October 31, 2022

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Please contact the AiR Committee ( with any questions.

Salt Spring Arts
Mahon Hall, 114 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5
(250) 537-0899