Artist at Sea Residency / Deadline: October 31


The Artist at Sea Residency provides the opportunity for a visual artist, writer or musician to spend 10 days on an oceanic research vessel interacting with a scientific team gathering data on the dynamics of mesozooplankton food webs at different depths and during different seasonal currents off of the Oregon and California coast. The next research trip is scheduled for Mar. 2- 12, 2019 on the R/V Sikuliaq. The ship will be loaded on February 28 & Mar. 1 with an anticipated departure of March 2. The ship will return on March 12 and the ship will be unloaded on Mar. 13. The selected artist must be available from Feb. 28- Mar. 13, 2019. There is an additional (optional) 10 day residency at Sitka from Mar. 13- Mar. 22, 2019 to help give the artist time to respond to the research experience.

Residency Provides:

  • An opportunity to live on an oceanic research vessel for 10 days among a team of research scientists from OSU, UofO and PSU
  • Free room and board while on the ship with an additional (optional) 2 week stay at Sitka’s main campus to creatively respond to the experience
  • $1000 artist stipend, $300 travel stipend, plus $100-$350 materials stipend depending on the creative medium
  • An opportunity to share or display the art created during this residency in a variety of channels including the HMSC Visitor Center, the Sitka Art Invitational and at a scaled traveling show with the intent of touring both Oregon’s metropolitan areas as well as underserved coastal communities

Deadline:  October 31, 2018

Click here to apply.