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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Residency Program

Founded in 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters creativity, intellectual inquiry and education. By helping others discover more about their core creative selves and their connections to nature, the Sitka Center works to fulfill its mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity through workshops, residencies and community events. Sitka’s programs take place at its campus situated on the Oregon Coast between Cascade Head and the Salmon River estuary. Sitka offers workshops during the summer months and residencies take place October to May.

The Residency Program has provided more than 200 artists, writers, musicians, architects and natural science scholars the opportunity to conduct their work in the unique environment of Cascade Head and Salmon River estuary. Residents are on campus October through mid-May, when public workshops are minimal.

Up to six residents at a time, usually from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus for up to 3 1/2 months free of charge. (See the application for specific dates.) All residents 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.

The Sitka Center also offers the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency (for non-printmakers), which was established in 2002 to provide artists with little or no printmaking experience a 2-week residency to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from a master etching printer.

The Sitka Center hosts approximately 20 residents each year. Some residents are emerging voices while others are mature professionals who are internationally recognized in their disciplines. Residents come from across the U.S. and (to date) seventeen nations.

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368.
Phone: (541) 994-5485
Fax: (541) 994-8024
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Residency Program