Ends on March 10, 2019

Trillium Project 2019 runs from April 12 to May 29.  We consider applications as they arrive. Priority submission date is February 28. Final submission date is March 10. Submit early for your preferred dates.

We at the Spring Creek Project would like to invite you to submit a project proposal for the Trillium Project at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek. The Trillium Project is a residency program that takes place during the spring wildflower season and focuses on the Shotpouch cabin and land. 

The cabin is a lovely cedar retreat on 45 acres of forest and meadows in the Coast Range near Burnt Woods, and it is the location for many Spring Creek events and residency programs. The cabin is also an idea, a set of values, a nature reserve, and a work in progress.

We are inviting proposals from people with a variety of backgrounds and interests—artists, botanists, biologists, writers, musicians, philosophers, and others—to study and write about the Shotpouch place itself, its history or philosophy or bird species or wildflowers or mosses or limnology or trout or soundscape. People are invited to visit the cabin for one to four days. 

Our vision for Trillium Project is that people will come and go from the cabin, exploring the creek, meadows, and upland forests, encountering new people and new ideas as they go about their explorations. Our hope is that as people find inspiration and information in this special place, they will also find interest in their encounters with others who are equally involved with the land. And so people will create passing collaborations, share their perspectives and expertise, and learn to see the land through a variety of lenses.

The cabin holds the Trillium Project offerings from year to year—poems, sheets of photographs, lists of noises, baskets woven from lichen, field guides to frog song. We welcome you to freely explore the land and add to its gifts so that you and future visitors may become acquainted with the special qualities of this place.  

Please consider the following when applying:

The cabin is about a 40-minute drive from Corvallis. You will need to provide your own transportation, food, camping gear if you plan to camp, and computer if you need one. There is no Internet connection or cell phone service at the cabin. The Shotpouch land is a certified game refuge, so no dogs are allowed. The cabin and Shotpouch property are completely non-smoking. If your proposal is accepted, we’ll contact you with the full Trillium Project schedule and a Guide to the Shotpouch Cabin and land.

Length of stay: You are welcome to apply for a one- to four-day stay at the cabin. Note that the weekends fill up quickly during Trillium Project.

Overnight accommodations: Overnight visitors have the option of staying in the cabin or camping on the land. The cabin is heated and has a shower, a small kitchen, and two private bedrooms. Each bedroom can accommodate one person or a couple. Good camping spots are available in the garden meadow or in the orchard. All visitors, including campers, are encouraged to enjoy and make use of the common areas of the cabin including the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Cabin-dwellers may be assigned a cabin-mate of the same gender that will use the other bedroom. 

Group applications: Groups are welcome to apply. If applying as a group, please submit just ONE application for the whole group. If your group needs more than two bedrooms, there are ample camping spots on the Shotpouch land. 

Community show: This year, we're planning a community gathering after Trillium Project wraps up for participants to share and display their projects. The gathering will be held in early June. Details will be announced to participants upon acceptance to Trillium Project.