Artists in Residence October 2022- April 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 and change makers: 

Each year, the Sitka Center awards residencies to individuals and collaborators exploring art, ecology and the fertile space in-between. Residency durations range from two weeks to three months.

Sitka residency experiences include:

Private living and studio space on the Sitka campus

Time and space for self-driven work surrounded by the inspiring Cascade Head coastal landscape and ecosystem

A supportive community of fellow residents from diverse backgrounds and practices

Ecologies of Precarious Abundance: Queer Life and Natures

As climate change, biodiversity loss, and widespread pollution drastically reconfigure the environments we live in, things are not only getting worse, they are also getting weirder. Looking to novel organisms, chemical contaminants, and strange bedfellows, we will draw inspiration from queer theory to re-examine ecological relations; breaking down some of the received understandings of the supposed ‘naturalness’ of heteronormativity, while also considering how the field of queer ecologies upholds queer ways of life as strategies for survival and thriving.

Montemero Art Residency- Open Call for Interdisciplinary Artists in an Ecological Hub, Summer 2022

Montemero Art Residency 2022 – An Interdisciplinary Ecological Hub for Arts

Montemero Art Residency is an organization dedicated to sustainable ecology and alternative art production. We believe that the experience of living and creating in a different context has to be facilitated through collaboration and exchange. Thus, we opened our facilities to artists for them to network and collaborate with professionals from other fields.

The Program

CALL FOR ENTRIES- Time to Waste Journal


Time To Waste is an online creative journal that aims to showcase the work of creatives who work in sustainable ways or whose practice draws attention to environmental & ecological issues.

We are currently planning for Issue 3 (to be released early 2022) and are calling for artists of all stages in their career to apply! 

Time To Waste publishes digital issues on a periodical basis, whilst accepting submissions all year round. The submission requirements are to encourage creators to submit their work in any medium that successfully communicates their sustainable efforts.

Sitka Center / Artist at Sea

The Artist at Sea Residency provides the opportunity for a visual artist, writer or musician to spend 14 days on an oceanic research vessel interacting with a scientific team gathering data on the size structure and composition of zooplankton in marine food webs off of the Oregon and Washington coasts.

The next research trip is scheduled for Feb 28- March 13, 2022. The ship will be loaded on Feb 27 with an anticipated departure date of Feb 28. The ship will return on March 13  and be unloaded on March 14 . The selected artist must be available from Feb 27- March 14, 2022.  The 2 week (optional) residency at Sitka will follow after from March 14 - March 28, 2022.

Artist Receives

Call for Submissions- Environmental & Ecological Practices

Time To Waste is an online creative journal that aims to showcase the work of creatives who work in sustainable ways or whose practice draws attention to environmental & ecological issues.

We welcome applications from all multidisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers. We publish new issues seasonally, with submissions open year-round.

We welcome submissions that are experimental, innovative and/or discipline-blurring. We greatly encourage submissions from Indigenous and First Nations peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people of all genders and sexualities.





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