Applications open for residency program

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for the Arts & Agriculture, Sisters / United States

September 20, 2022
Application deadline: October 14, 11:59pm, PST
First online Q&A: September 28, 9–10am, PST
Second online Q&A: October 4, 10–11am, PST

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for the Arts & Agriculture
PO Box 2078
Sisters, Oregon 97759
United States

T +1 541 904 0700
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Our vision at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture (PMRCAA) is to connect sustainable agricultural practices, conservation, arts, and sciences with traditional and contemporary crafts and skills integral to ranching life.

PMRCAA's residency program offers a space where cultural practitioners, ecological scientists, and creative thinkers can immerse themselves in their work and research through access to studios, open spaces, and beautiful scenery. PMRCAA seeks cultural practitioners and scientists who want to engage with the atmosphere of a working ranch and with the local community.

We invite artists, ecological scientists, and scholars whose work explores the theme of "Food & Agriculture" to apply for a 2023 residency in Sisters, Oregon (USA).

Food is inextricably connected to thriving people, sustainable environments, prosperous economies and community resilience. Looking forward, many agricultural practices will need to adapt (if they haven’t already) to meet the challenges posed by changes to our environment, climate and population. In recent years, significant efforts have been made to shift away from the industrialized system that currently dominates the food industry, in the hope that a collection of more holistic techniques and sources of food production solutions will take its place. These efforts also explore collaborative forms of community interactions that give rise to community-supported agricultural initiatives such as farmers’ markets and seed to table co-operatives, which encourage us to eat more seasonally and locally.

Our hope is to explore how we, along with our communities, can improve our understanding of regional food systems (from production to processing to distribution to consumer) and to explore strategies for strengthening local food systems creatively.

Residency program summary 
Residency length: two to four weeks. Country of residency: only open to artists based in the USA. Discipline: all disciplines are welcome. Type: Self-directed residency. Average number of residents at a time: three. How does residency program support residents: we provide studio space, accommodation, stipend, access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support, opportunities to develop relationships and work with local or regional artists/residents/organizations. Languages: English. Application deadline: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11:59pm PST. 

Zoom Q&A sessions
PMRCAA leadership will host two Zoom Q&A sessions about the 2023 residency program. These will be informal, attendee-oriented sessions. PMRCAA leadership will begin by sharing about the residency program, but most of the session will be designated for answering questions posed by those in attendance. Please join at your convenience and do not feel obligated to attend the full time.

Space is limited and registration is required. Due to high demand, we ask that interested attendees register for only one of the Q&A sessions.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9–10am PST, register here.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 10–11am PST, register here.

Please visit our website for more information and to apply.