Artist Residency

The 2020 Artist Residency at The Suttle Lodge

The Cabin 8 Artist Residency Program at The Suttle Lodge was created to provide an opportunity for artists and thinkers to commune with nature, the seasonal elements, and their work. We welcome artists and thinkers across all disciplines to apply including illustrators, writers, musicians, spoken word poets, dancers, PhD candidates, etcetera.

The Suttle Lodge offers a private space to retreat and inhabit a simple, wooden structure nestled in the eastern nook of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest. This is a place for you to work through that writer's block, paint en plein air, record one hand clapping in the woods, choreograph a dance with the lakeshore waves, create a new perfume scent, track wildlife, finish that libretto or whatever else your thing is.

Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply. The residency lasts approximately 2 weeks and culminates with a Sunday show-and-tell. Residencies span January 2022 through May 2022, with an application deadline of September 15th, 2021 11pm, and a selection announcement by October 15th, 2021.


Please fill out the entire form. Applications will be closed on September 15th, 2021. The $25 application can be found at the link below. An option to request a scholarship is at the bottom of the form.

Please read up on all the specifics under "AIR FAQ" before applying.

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Application Fees

A $25 fee for applying can be paid here.

We have scholarships to those that need it. If you are able to pay this fee, you are supporting both this program and these scholarships. Please let us know here if you request a scholarship: