c3:initiative's flagship campus, located in the St. John’s neighborhood of Portland, OR, invites thinkers of various disciplines to engage regional community groups and cultural institutions in the creation of new work. Taking the form of exhibition, publication, or localized event, invited participants are supported from gestation to execution of projects invested in critical, contemporary issues. Residencies on the Portland campus are ideal for proposals which will rely on activation from urban resources and larger audiences.
c3:initiative is dedicated to providing various resources to artists and artist-centered projects through four distinct residency programs based in the Portland metropolitan area. Each program provides a unique opportunity for immersive research, additional studio space, connection to a local creative business, or a live-in makers retreat. Details on each program, as well as lists of past residents, are available at each link.