Recorder Instrument Residency

side view of person about to play a recorder

side view of person about to play a recorder

Recorder Instrument Residency

Otis, OR, United States

Members of the Oregon Coast Recorder Society have raised $103,000 to establish a recorder residency at Sitka, beginning in 2003.

To be eligible for the residency, applicants are required to earn part of their income from recorder performance or recorder instrument composition. This is to indicate that applicants should have a degree of professionalism, and people at the beginning of a career are as welcome as mature artists.

Residencies are 2 – 6 weeks in length, and living space and a studio are provided. Past residents have taught  workshops  and given concerts in the community. New in 2022: An anonymous donor is supporting a $500/week honorarium in support of this residency. The honorarium can be used in any way the resident chooses.


56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Longterm/embedded in neighborhood
Embedded in intentional community
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
2 weeks - 6 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Living and studio spaces are provided free of charge. There is an application fee of $30 to help cover the administrative costs to carefully review each residency application. Sitka offers application fee assistance to those for whom this is a barrier. Each resident is responsible for all of their own travel and living expenses, including transportation food, toiletries and any supplies used in their work.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

If you are looking for funding and resources to cover your residency at Sitka please check out this link as a first step.

Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

Sitka’s studios, the office and library are ADA accessible. We have one cabin that is ADA accessible The cabins and studios are situated on a steep slope that also impacts accessibility at our facility. There is a gravel pathway from the parking lot to the office. We have a courtyard behind and above the office that can be reached via car. This courtyard has ramps off of it with access to two studios and our ADA cabin. Please contact us directly with specific questions or provide information about your needs in your application. Sitka is unable to accommodate residents’ pets. If you require a certified service animal, please disclose this information in your application so that we may accommodate you appropriately.

Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Tamara Jennings
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

For residents without access to a car we provide grocery pick-up services from our local grocery store.  residents can order their groceries online and we will pick them up and deliver them to the resident.

We can assist with connecting residents with volunteers to explore the local area together.

For orientation there is lot's of information we tell residents, we can assist with an orientation document with bullet points for residents to take notes on to help with processing all the information. 

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

The office, library and all three studios are accessible for a person with limited mobility.  We have one house that is designed for a person with limited mobility..  

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The campus is situated on a steep hill.  Most of the houses have stairs in order to access the living spaces.  The laundry room is not accessible without climbing stairs.

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
WIFI available in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Ethernet provided in living or studio area
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
No studio support provided