Language:
English
Founded:
2018
Duration:
2 weeks to 3 months
Paid by host:

Fall/ Winter/ Spring Residencies: self-funded by artist

Funded Fall/ Winter/ Spring Golden Spot Residencies: $500 Per week stipend

Funded Recorder Residency Dates: $500 per week stipend

Paid by artist:

$30 application fee. Sitka offers application fee assistance to those for whom this is a barrier.

Each resident is responsible for all of their own travel and living expenses, including transportation food, toiletries and any supplies used in their work.

Application guidelines:

Residency is open to emerging and professional artists, writers, architects, natural scientists and musicians.
Applications are accepted online. There is an application fee of $25 to help cover the administrative costs to carefully review each residency application.

Please indicate on your application your preferred length of stay. Special residencies, where noted, may have separate deadlines and dates.

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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

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Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon's central coast, Sitka is a place where natural curiosity is sparked and creativity is unleashed.

Since the founding, they have hosted hundreds of visual artists, photographers, writers, journalists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, educators and a broad range of natural scientists and interdisciplinary creatives. They currently invite 14-30 practitioners to stay at Sitka each year. Some are emerging voices while others are practicing professionals, and the residents represent a diversity of geographies and cultural backgrounds. A range of personal and shared experiences are possible at Sitka, from sanctuary and solitude to cross-pollination and community.

Sitka's Residency Program, October through May, provides artists, writers, musicians, architects and natural science scholars the opportunity to conduct their work while deeply engaging with the environment of Cascade Head. Up to six residents at a time (up to 28 per year), from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus for up to 3 and a half months, free of charge. All residents are encouraged to perform community outreach during their stay, offering free exhibits and lectures on campus, presentations to area schools or community groups, and/or conducting scholarly research for local educational institutions. This is often a life-changing experience for the participants.

Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon's central coast, Sitka is a place where natural curiosity is sparked and creativity is unleashed.

‍Sitka is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Bringing together people from different backgrounds and fields of expertise is core to Sitka's art and ecology mission. From climate change and environmental justice to systemic racism and cultural appropriation, diverse perspectives help spark new ideas and collaborative approaches to address today's challenges in creative ways.

Fall/ Winter/ Spring Residencies
October 3, 2022- April 28, 2023
Calling all painters, novelists, climate activists, photographers, biologists, composers, poets, journalists, architects, film makers, performers, inventors, botanists, curators, foresters, ceramicists, playwrights, illustrators, oceanographers, print makers, change makers, etc.

Funded Fall/ Winter/ Spring Golden Spot Residencies
October 3, 2022- April 28, 2023
$500 Per week stipend
• Practicing visual artist;
• Full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline and remain a resident through the duration of 2023
• Provide evidence, through appropriate documentation, five (5) or more years of active professional participation in his/her medium, and
• Not enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time.

Residency applications for Fall/Winter/Spring 2022/2023 are due no later than 15 April 2022.

Funded Recorder Residency
Dates: Up to 6 weeks in May, 2022 - April, 2023
$500 per week stipend
• Sitka's Recorder Residency is an opportunity like no other, serving professional recorder players, recorder musicians, composers and educators with time, space and funding to pursue self- directed work. Read more here.

Applications for the Recorder Residency are due no later than 15 March 2022.

Outcome

Sitka asks that residents present during Resident Talks. We also ask residents to complete an exit interview, and to leave assigned residence and studio spaces in the same condition as when they arrived. We have no expectations about your creative or scientific processes or productivity.

Studio Information

Sitka's studios are comfortable and flexible. They can provided basic items like easels, task lights, tables and chairs. One studio contains a printing press, and there is a small ceramics studio on campus. Sitka does not provide art or laboratory supplies used for art making or scientific investigation. Please talk with the organisers about your specific needs.

Accommodation Information

Each resident receives private living space and, if needed, private studio space. Studios and residences are assigned by the Sitka Center depending on individual needs and collective needs. Residences include private living, sleeping, bathroom and kitchen areas. Each kitchen is equipped for basic cooking. Laundry facilities are available at a central location on campus. Most residents are given a private studio. There is Wi-Fi available in all studios and residences. Residents are responsible for providing their own food, art supplies, and transportation while in residence.

The Sitka Center is a non-smoking and non-vaping environment, including all indoor and outdoor spaces on our campus. Pets are not allowed on the Sitka Center campus, including in the residences, studios, office, outdoor spaces or in parked cars.

Location

On the central Oregon coast in the Cascade National Scenic Research Area and near the Salmon River Estuary and Pacific Ocean. The campus is nestled in a Sitka spruce tree grove. There is a natural sense of tranquility and peace. Residents are encouraged to experience the area by hiking, walking, following elk trails, canoeing, and kayaking.

Contact information
Addresses

56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368
United States

Email
info [at] sitkacenter.org