SAORI Artist-in-Residence

Take some time away to explore the SAORI philosophy in a beautiful and quiet setting on Salt Spring Island, BC.

SAORI Salt Spring offers an Artist-in-Residence program twice per year – in February or March and November.  If you are interested in coming at another time I offer my regular weaving retreats.

At the Artist-in-Residence, you will have full access to the SAORI Salt Spring studio. This is different than a weaving retreat as it is a self-guided exploration of SAORI.

  • Included:

    • unlimited use of the SAORI Salt Spring studio – looms, tools & equipment
    • a chance to explore your SAORI practice without distractions other than the beauty of the island
    • sharing of your work on SAORI Salt Spring Instagram, Facebook and a Guest blog
    • collaboration possibilities with Terri & other local weavers
  • Not Included:

    • transportation to and from Salt Spring
    • transportation on the island (though ferry pick-ups can be arranged)
    • accommodation not included starting with Fall 2018 AiR
    • food/meals
    • SAORI instruction (can be arranged at an extra charge)
    • materials
  • Cost

    • $650/person for a one-week retreat
    • materials are available at an extra charge at the standard studio rate


  • Application:

    November 2018 Artist-in-Residence – applications until August 31, 2018

    To apply please send an email to with the subject “SAORI Artist in Residence” plus the year and month you are applying for (either November or February).  Please include in the email:

    • Your name
    • Email address
    • Your website
    • Your social media links (FB, Instagram, blog, etc.)
    • Your SAORI weaving background
    • A short description of why you are interested in the Artist-in-Residence on Salt Spring Island
    • What inspires you?
    • Do you have a particular objective in mind?
    • Dates are a bit flexible – let me know if you have preferred dates during the month.
    • Anything else you’d like me to know about

    I will acknowledge all emails by reply email within 5 days. If you haven’t heard from me, please check in by phone or email to make sure that I have received your information and application.

    Applications deadlines will be published on the website for each Artist in Residence.

    Note: This residency is for one person, but if there are 2 people who would like to attend together and share the cottage that would also be considered, both people should indicate this when applying.


Previous Artist in Residencies:

  • Judy Sysak, Tin Roof Fibre Studio - March 2018
  • Tanya Corbin, Edmonton, Alberta - December 2017
  • Michelle Boyd, Olds, Alberta - February 2017
  • Lynn Jones, Victoria, BC - November 2016
  • Stacey Piwinski, Boston, MA – February 2016
  • Susan Norton, Folsom, LA – November 2015