6 fellows. 7 weeks. 57.05306 N, -135.33 W.            

The Sitka Fellows Program brings together some of the most exciting, promising talent across all fields and disciplines to spend a summer residency at the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. We look for visionaries of all stripes: frame-busting, independent thinkers who wish to immerse themselves in their work alongside smart, enthusiastic young people from radically different backgrounds.

Entering its third year as a program this summer, the Sitka Fellows Program incubates the talents of the intellectually, artistically, and socially entrepreneurial. It was borne of the belief that highly promising young talent has few opportunities to remove themselves from the commotions of daily life and focus, fully and intentionally, on innovative and ambitious ideas.

Assembling diverse, perceptive minds in one place cultivates a creative energy not easily achieved in a more insular, disciplinary environment. (To wit, the 2012 session saw a computer game designer residing across the hall from an alternative comic book artist, who both made and shared their meals with an engineer-turned-sculptor – all of them living together as peers and collaborators.) Similar to programs like TED and the Santa Fe Institute, we believe that great ideas will shape our future, and that building a community to foster such cross-disciplinary dialogue and action is one of the best ways to transform theoretical ideas into significant forces of change and impact.

Backed by a commitment from the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and the Sheldon Jackson Campus, the Sitka Fellows Program will award six residency fellowships to the most promising emerging talent under the age of 30. Fellows will live for seven weeks on Sitka’s 133-year-old Sheldon Jackson Campus, a National Historic Landmark, and will be provided with studio and research space, meals, and a community environment in which they can interact with each other as well as with local Sitkans. In sum, residents will be free to dedicate themselves fully to their work.

If you would like more information, please read our information packetlearn more about our past fellows, or apply!

Applications will open for the 2016 Sitka Fellows Program in January 2016.

You can gain access to the Sitka Fellows Program application form by paying the Sitka Fellows Program application fee. IMPORTANT: You must register for an account on this site before paying. Registration takes seconds, and clicking "add to cart" will take you to a user registration screen. Once you pay, whenever you are logged in to our site you will see a link on the right hand side of the screen inviting you to edit your application. You can revisit the application at any time; it will no longer be available to you at the end of the day on March 29th. 

Click through to start the application process. 

Since the program began in 2012, we have welcomed 6-8 people under the age of 30 each year to spend seven weeks in Sitka. Click through to learn more about our Sitka Fellows Program alumni.