Sitka Artist Residencies Open for Applications

Residencies at Sitka

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 our founding, we have hosted hundreds of visual artists, photographers, writers, journalists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, educators and a broad range of natural scientists and interdisciplinary creatives. We currently invite 14-30 practitioners to stay at Sitka each year. Some are emerging voices while others are practicing professionals, and our 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.


Fall Residencies: September 30, 2020- January 8, 2021

Spring Residencies: January 18, 2021- April 28, 2021

Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency Dates (for experienced artists new to printmaking):

Session 1- Sept. 28 – Oct. 11, 2020

Session 2- Oct. 19 – Nov. 1, 2020

Session 3- Jan. 18 – Jan. 31, 2021

Recorder Residency Dates: April to mid-May, 2021


Residency applications for Fall/Spring 2020/2021 are due no later than March 31st, 2020.

Specialized Residencies

As part of our Residency Program, the Sitka Center offers a number of specialized residencies:
For more information and to apply click here.