Kesey Farm + Artist in Residence

 
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Mission Statement:

The Kesey Farm Project is a not-for-profit organization located on the historic sixty-four acre Kesey Family Farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. We are dedicated to supporting artists and fostering a cross-disciplinary, creative community by developing projects that promote art and collaboration. Our mission is to preserve the Farm’s role as an accessible and idyllic space for artists to come together, make work, experiment, and share peaceful times. The Kesey Farm Project aims to offer imaginative, diverse, and inclusive programming.

The Kesey Farm Project is a program of the non-profit, Charitable Partnership Fund, a 501(c)3 organization.

Place Phenomena: Oregon countryside as inspiration for creativity

The Kesey Family Artist-In-Residence Program is located in Pleasant Hill, Oregon at the location of the Ken Kesey family farmhouse and

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adjacent agricultural land. The current AIR residency and Foundation place for social interaction in the spirit of the Kesey Farm

Ecology / Thermo-Dymanics / Passive Design

Sustainable living through summer cooling, extending the spring/fall seasons and preservation again moisture in winter.

Creativity and Agriculture

1) organize new and reinforce existing programming on-site including

a) stablizing and making safe the existing structures

b) support the summer artst-in-residence currently in its third year (week-long and 5 week programs)

c) celebrate the spirit of creative interaction between artists, supporters, public and the family benefit

2) create a bridge between physical space of the farm and non-physical space of the Foundation and its organizational objectices offsite;

3) to protect indefinitely the archives of the Ken Kesey collection and provide a place at the farm for these items to be shared and celebrated.

 
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