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
Our goal at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture (PMRCAA) is to link traditional and modern crafts and skills essential to ranching life with sustainable agricultural methods, conservation, the arts, and sciences.
The residency program at PMRCAA provides access to studios, open areas, and breathtaking landscape so that cultural practitioners, ecologists, and creative thinkers can fully immerse themselves in their work and research. The PMRCAA is looking for cultural practitioners and scientists that want to interact with the community and a working ranch.
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).
In order for people to thrive, for environments to be sustainable, for economies to develop, and for communities to be resilient, food is a must. As our environment, climate, and population continue to change, many agricultural techniques will need to evolve (if they haven’t already) to meet the challenges. Significant efforts have been undertaken in recent years to move away from the industrialized system that currently dominates the food industry in the hopes that it would be replaced by a variety of more holistic methods and sources of food production solutions. These initiatives also investigate cooperative community connections that result in community-supported agriculture projects like farmers markets and seed to table cooperatives, which motivate us to eat more locally and seasonally.
Our goal is to investigate ways that we and our communities may better understand regional food systems (from production to processing to distribution to consumption) and to investigate innovative methods for bolstering local food systems.
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
Two Zoom Q&A sessions about the 2023 residency program will be hosted by PMRCAA leadership. These will be unstructured, participant-centered seminars. The PMRCAA leadership will start the session by discussing the residency program, but the most of the time will be devoted to responding to questions from the audience. Please feel free to drop in whenever you like and don’t feel obligated to stay the entire time.
Registration is essential due to space restrictions. We kindly encourage interested guests to sign up for just one of the Q&A sessions due to strong demand.