Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture Residencies
The 2023 Residency Program
If you desire strawberries, you eat them. If you love strawberries, you grow them yourself. – Hannah Arendt
We are excited to introduce the theme for our 2023 Residency: FOOD & AGRICULTURE.
Food is inextricably connected to thriving people, sustainable environments, prosperous economies and community resilience. Looking forward, many agricultural practices will need to adapt (if they haven’t already) to meet the challenges posed by changes to our environment, climate and population. In recent years, significant efforts have been made to shift away from the industrialized system that currently dominates the food industry, in the hope that a collection of more holistic techniques and sources of food production solutions will take its place. These efforts also explore collaborative forms of community interactions that give rise to community-supported agricultural initiatives such as farmers’ markets and seed to table co-operatives, which encourage us to eat more seasonally and locally.
Aiming to improve our understanding of regional community food systems (from production to processing to distribution to consumer) and to explore strategies for strengthening local food systems, for this residency cycle we invite artists, culture bearers, scientists, scholars and researchers to reflect on the theme of food & agriculture as foundational expressions of life.
2022 APPLICATION TIMELINE
Thursday, July 29 – Residency applications open
Friday, October 14 at 11:59PM PST – Residency applications close
November 14-18 – Finalist interviews
January 2023 – Residency decisions announced