About the AiR Program
Our vision at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture (PMRCAA) is to connect sustainable agricultural practices, conservation, arts and sciences with traditional and contemporary crafts and skills integral to ranching life including: metal, glass, wood and leather work, ceramics, fibers and textiles, writing, painting and drawing, photography, film and music.
Efforts consist of offering a space where cultural practitioners, ecological scientists and creative thinkers can immerse themselves in their work and/or research through access to studios, open space, and beautiful scenery, working alongside PMRCAA staff, volunteers and community members to preserve the natural biosphere and historic buildings of the ranch for years to come.
At PMRCAA, we strive to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures to find creative solutions to unique challenges. We hope to serve as a platform that fosters the exchange of knowledge between creative people from in- and outside of Central Oregon.
Residents are asked to contribute to the ranch or the local community by helping around the ranch and/or by presenting a workshop or artist’s talk in the community. At the same time, residents are given time and space for their own artistic practice.