The challenge of the Spring Creek Project is to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.

The Spring Creek Project offers residencies at two locations in Oregon—the Shotpouch Cabin in the Oregon Coast Range and H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the western Cascade Range. We also host campus and community events and programs in Corvallis. 

Shotpouch Cabin Residencies
  • The Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek is a two-week-long retreat for two participants who wish to pursue a collaborative project, or two participants who each have individual projects and who anticipate a synergistic benefit from each other's presence.
  • The Trillium Project is a residency program that takes place during the spring wildflower season and focuses on the Cabin and the Shotpouch land.  We welcome proposals from people of a variety of backgrounds--artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, composers, etc--to visit for a day or a few nights and engage thoughtfully with the land by writing, studying, listening, and creating.
  • The Graduate Student Research and Writing Retreat is offered to Oregon State University graduate student(s) who are engaged in a place-based writing and/or research project such as a thesis or dissertation project, independent study, or internship in the humanities or environmental sciences. The one-week retreat is offered during Summer, Spring, and Winter Breaks. Faculty members are invited to nominate graduate students in the humanities or environmental sciences. 
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Residencies
  • The Long-Term Ecological Reflections program hosts a Fall and Spring Writers-in-Residence Programs at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. The resident writers live at the Andrews Forest for one to two weeks, interact with the scientists, explore the forest, and write. Writers are asked to visit several Long-Term Ecological Reflection plots, long-term research plots or other places of ecological interest, and to contribute their written reflections to the Forest Log.
Our open submissions are listed below. 
We are inviting submissions of art posters on the subject HUMAN RIGHTS as they relate to fracking and climate change.  

The Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative and Spring Creek Project are co-organizing the international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. This will take place in May 2018 online and at Oregon State University. The tribunal aims to clarify the human-rights impacts of fracking and climate change and to affirm international standards of human rights obligations.

Selected posters will be exhibited at The Whiteside Theater and possibly the Optic Gallery and/or other venues in Corvallis during events supporting the tribunal. Depending on the response, we may also compile selected images into a book.

Totally FREE to apply! Send your digital file to us and WE WILL PRINT selected posters for the exhibit. We will be sharing some of the images on Environmental Arts and Humanities and Spring Creek Project social media accounts and websites. 

Please submit high quality TIFF or JPG files at Submittable.  Make your image file 300 dpi at 11” by 17”. Deadline is May 1 but the sooner we receive them, the more chances that your image will be shared online.