Ash Street Project Emerging Artist Mentorship

524 SE Ash Street

Portland 97214


The Ash Street Project Emerging Artist Mentorship Program (ASP:EAMP) is a year-long studio intensive for emerging ceramics artists.  Participants receive individual guidance from the studio owner/mentor and attend group discussions and seminars. In addition, artists have 24-hour access to ASP’s ceramics facility.  


Price: $4,200 (12 months @ $350/month)

Room and board: no

Stipend/assistance: yes, inquire for details

Open to: emerging artists working in ceramics



224 NW 13th Ave, STE 304

Portland, 97209

503 937 3061


Caldera Arts Center

31500 Blue Lake Drive

Sisters, 97759

541 595 0956


Caldera offers three rounds of month-long residencies in a secluded environment in central Oregon to artists in any discipline.  This residency program attracts national and international artists as well as Oregonians; residents hold open studios once during their stay where the public is welcome to learn about their work.  


Price: free; residents pay for travel, food, materials etc.($35 application fee, $75 for collaboratives; may be waived in cases of financial hardship)

Room and board: room; no board

Stipend/assistance: yes, stipends offered depending on funding

Open to: artists in any discipline, any career stages except students


Conduit Residency

11182 SE Tyler Road

Portland, 97086


Conduit is a 1-3 week artist residency and exhibition space at a private home on Mt. Scott in Portland.  Residents may choose to present their work to the public on site at the end of their stay. Conduit received a grant from the Precipice Fund (Round 5) to support its 2018 residency program.


Price: Free

Room and board: room if desired/appropriate; no board

Stipend/assistance: no

Open to: Artists in any medium at any stage of their career


Leland Ironworks

13099 S Warnock Rd

Oregon City 97045

503 656 0230


Leland Ironworks’ Artist-In-Residency program is a new series of month-long sessions for emerging and established artists.  The residency takes place at the studios of Portland artist Lee Kelly, and is operated in partnership with Pacific Northwest college of Art.  Residents are granted 24-hour access to studio space, and may also coordinate the use of PNCA studio facilities. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Ford Family Foundation.  


Price: free

Room and board: no

Stipend/assistance: $2500 stipend for established artists

Open to:  emerging and established artists in any medium, except for students


Open Signal

2766 NE MLK Jr Blvd

Portland 97212

503 288 1515


Open Signal hosts three residency programs: The New Media Fellowship is a 2.5 month program in which artists collaborate with Open Signal staff to expand their practice; the Night Lights Artist Residency is a partnership with the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) that invites artists to spend four months creating a digital-media work to be projected onto RACC’s offices in downtown Portland; Open Signal Labs is a twelve-month fellowship/artist incubator for African-American filmmakers.


Price: free

Room and board: no

Stipend/assistance: stipend for some programs

Open to: artists at any career stage interested in working with digital media



Lake County, OR


Playa is a nonprofit arts organization near Summer Lake in Eastern Oregon, whose residency program hosts artists, writers, and scientists for 2, 4, or 8 week sessions twice annually.  Application deadlines are March 1st for Fall sessions, and September 1st for Spring sessions in the following year. Playa also offers educational activities and presentations to the public in the local area, which are focused on bringing the arts and sciences together.


Price: free, $35-$140 application fee; $100 refundable deposit

Room and board: room; twice weekly group meals

Stipend/assistance: no

Open to: artists, writers, scientists, interdisciplinary practices


Prequel Artist Incubator


Prequel is a six-month long program for emerging artists that provides mentorships and workshops to help participants develop their studio practices and careers.  It aims to build community amongst resident artists and beyond and to address practical issues of professions in the arts. The program concludes with a group exhibition and catalog.


Price: free; $15 application fee

Room and board: no

Stipend/assistance: application fee may be waived upon request

Open to: emerging and mid-career artists except students


Pulp and Deckle

7415 N Greenwich Ave

Portland 97217


Pulp and Deckle is a paper making studio in North Portland whose residency program is a collaboration with the c3:initiative.  From May-August each year, four artists are offered 60 hours of access to specialized equipment and instruction from studio technicians, concluding with an exhibition at c3:initiative early in the following year.  


Price: free; artists may purchase specialized materials from studio

Room and board: no

Stipend/assistance: N/A

Open to: artists in any medium interested in working with handmade papers


Signal Fire

5205 NE 19th Ave

Portland 97211


Founded in 2008 by an artist and an environmental activist, Signal Fire offers a variety of wilderness experiences to artists with an interest in issues surrounding conservation and interaction with the land.  Special trips are available for current students in MFA and undergraduate programs. Offerings change annually, application typically opens in January for one month, residencies take place throughout the year.


Price: $200-750 depending on trip, sliding scale, incl. food/transportation

Room and board: room (tents); board

Stipend/assistance: yes, scholarships/fellowships are available

Open to: artists, writers, activists - all career stages, including students


The Sitka Center

56605 Sitka Drive

Otis, 97368

541 994 5485


The Sitka Center hosts up to five residents for up to 3 ½ months in two sessions per year at its campus in the forest near Cascade Head. Sitka is focused on the relationship between creativity and nature. Also offers several medium/focus-specific residencies. Residents participate in a “Show & Tell” and exit interview at the end of their stay.  


Price: free; residents pay for travel, food, materials, etc

Room and board: room; no board

Stipend/assistance: no

Open to: artists, writers, natural science scholars; any career stage incl. students



3728 J Place

Seaview, WA 98644

360 642 2542


The Sou’Wester Lodge offers discounted accommodations to visual and recording artists at its refurbished vintage trailers and historic lodge on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.  There is a recording studio and an art gallery on site, both inside trailers, as well as a performance venue with regular shows. The residency program is now a nonprofit organization.  


Price: $250-$350 per week (depending on accommodation needs)

Room and board: room, no board

Stipend/assistance: no

Open to: artists in any medium