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Opportunities: Signal Fire 2018 Programs (Western USA) Deadline – 01/31/2018

Signal Fire 2018 Programs (Western USA) Summer / Fall 2018
Deadline: 01/31/2018
Online Application:
Fee to Apply: 0

Description Of Opportunity:

January 1, 2018

Signal Fire announces a call for applications for its ninth year of remote residencies and retreats on public wildlands, open to artists working in all disciplines, as well as activists, researchers, and curators. Applications are free and located entirely online at

Signal Fire’s 2018 theme ELEMENTAL looks to the earth beneath our feet: the materials we need, the minerals we’ve killed for, and the matter we still have so much to learn from. Our programs span the West, examining how mining has impacted the culture and ecology of diverse communities, as well as looking at these landscapes through the broad and patient lens of geological time. At each site we visit, we will learn of the present-day threats from extraction and exploitation, and meet people who have dedicated themselves to standing in defense of the Earth.

This year we offer two juried trips in the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade range: a self-directed residency on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens, and Writing in the Pulse, a collaborative journey focused on writing in response to cataclysmic change in the landscape. Both are open to all disciplines.

In addition, we offer expanded programming under Wide Open Studios, our arts and ecology field institute. In July, our fifth-annual Summer Immersion trip will traverse the Klamath-Siskiyou mountains to learn from historic and contemporary conflicts over gold and water. Then, a week-long backcountry film workshop in the Cascades will invite artistic experimentation and discovery. In October, a second month-long program will support artistic research among the canyons and mesas of the Four Corners region.

Signal Fire is excited to partner with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and Caldera to host a group of international Indigenous artists among the mountains and lakes of the Central Cascades. And in February, a group of our alumni will walk with Apache Stronghold against the destruction of sacred land for the construction of a colossal copper mine.

For an overview of trips and application deadlines:

Join our email list to receive announcements and reminders about applications, and connect with us closer to town at one of our exhibitions, reading events, or day hikes:

Direct questions to: [email protected]

See you out there!

Signal Fire contributes to the cultural value of the natural world by providing opportunities for artists and creative agitators to engage with our remaining wildlands. Our projects foster resilience, creative energy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. We utilize public lands to advocate for equitable access and protection of wild and open places.

How To Apply:

Free online application.

Contact Email:[email protected]

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