2016 Leland Ironworks Residency Application is now available online, sales see link below.
The deadline to apply for the spring session is December 31st.
This year the Residency at Leland Ironworks is sponsored by a grant from the Ford Family Foundation. 
This grant will enable us to provide free Residency sessions to 4 emerging artists, this includes PNCA graduate and undergraduate students. We will also be able to provide a free residency along with stipends of $2500 for 5 mid-career and/or established artists who meet certain requirements.

Read below for more details and please attend the information session on December 11th at 12:30 in Bridgelab where you will hear from a panel of past residents regarding their experiences. Christina Conant, the director of programing at Leland Ironworks will be available to answer questions regarding the residency and application process.

Please Pass this information along to your extended creative community as you see fit.

The Residency at Leland Ironworks

Located just east of Oregon City, Leland Iron Works is the home and studio of sculptor Lee Kelly and his family.  For years, Leland Iron Works has been home to artists, activists, musicians, writers, climbers, architects, poets, and dancers. The residency at Leland Iron Works is an expansion of that legacy.

The Residency at Leland Iron Works is an exercise in removing oneself from the immediate feedback loop now standard in contemporary life. The studio practice is stripped away to art materials that can be transported easily, and to what can be found onsite. Part homestay, part solo excursion into the proverbial wilderness, Leland Iron Works provides an altered reality connected to but apart from the institution and city life. WI-FI is limited, There is a bunk available within the residency space, there are limited kitchen facilities, there are not shower facilities, many residents camp outside of the studio during the warmer months.  The proximity to Portland allows for flexibility in how you structure your time as a resident.

With a generous grant from the Ford Family Foundation and with the continued support of the Kelly family and PNCA, Leland Iron Works will provide free 1 month residencies for emerging visual artists, writers or musicians. You may or may not be a student to apply in this category.

Mid-Career/ Established Artists may apply to receive a free 1 month residency along with a $2500 stipend.  To apply in this category, you must be a practicing visual artists currently producing works of art. You must be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period. You must be 30 years of age or older at the time of application.  You must provide evidence, through your C.V. of seven or more years of active professional participation in your medium. You may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time.

All residents are required to give a slide lecture at PNCA at the end of their stay as well as to create a one-day workshop or participate in class visits.  Residents are also asked to participate in an annual residency show.

For more information and to apply visit:

Information Session:

December 11th at 12:30pm

PNCA BridgLab RM 217

511 NW Broadway St.

Portland, OR 97209

Jury will Meet in Early January and Residents will be notified by 1/22/2015