Sitka Arts & Science Festival

SITKA ARTS AND SCIENCE FESTIVAL

 
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about THe festival

JULY 28 - AUGUST 3, 2018 - Registration begins January 1

The arts and sciences come together where human expression and understanding meet. Immerse yourself in an intensive workshop in the mornings and experience our wilderness through guided excursions in the afternoons. Be inspired and provoked by nightly concerts and  lectures.

Perched at the edge of a wilderness, nestled in one of the most exquisite and vibrant small communities in the world, the Sitka Arts & Science Festival explores what it means to be human against the immensity of forest, ocean, and mountains in Sitka, Alaska.

We describe our experience of the world in myriad ways— through story, song, dance, music, painting, 

sculpture in the arts; through mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, natural history in the sciences.

These artistic and scientific forms of expression use creativity, observation, and experimentation to help us tell one another about what we see and know and feel. 

This is what lies at the heart of the Sitka Arts and Science Festival. lt offers opportunities for reflection and engagement that reawaken our sense of ourselves in relationship to the world around us and refresh our thinking about how to live our lives.

Join us. Reclaim your capacity for wonder and imagination.

 
 
 
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2018 Workshops

Choose 1 workshop for the week. Workshops run Sunday, July 29 - Thursday, August 2.

 
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FIELD SKETCHING FOR EVERYONE

Instructor: Kathy Hocker

The intersection of science and art is a place that fosters mindfulness, observation, connection and creativity. A nature/science sketchbook is a passport into this rich space. In this workshop, we'll go sketchbook-in-hand into the diverse living landscape of Southeast Alaska, exploring shape and form, structure and function, connections and patterns. The workshop is appropriate for "curious naturalists" and artists of any skill level. You'll learn and practice observation and drawing techniques to strengthen your sketching skills and grow your confidence. Leave the workshop ready to continue the field sketching journey in your own home landscape. 

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NORTHwest coast formline design

Instructor: Abel Ryan

The Indigenous Northwest Coast art form of formline design is created by a connected pattern of painted positive space. The characteristic shapes and  lines alter their thickness which introduces tension and release and gives the art form a calligraphic quality. In this survey course, study the basic elements of formline design and how they join together to create simple or complex imagery. Begin to understand the balance and flow of how formline design connects communities and how humans connect to the natural world. Explore Sitka National Historic Park with an artist as your guide to view totem poles and experience local history. Discuss how the art form was used in the past and visit artist studios to encounter how it is created and relevant today. The workshop emphasizes discovering the artwork in present and historical contexts though participants will also have the opportunity to synthesize what they learn by creating their own design. 

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breaking through, scientists & writers collaborate: john steinbeck, ed ricketts, jack calvin, joseph campbell & robinson jeffers

Instructor: Susan Shillinglaw

West coast invertebrates entranced Ed Ricketts, marine biologist, who opened a marine biological supply lab in Monterey, CA in 1923, the first on the West coast. His life's dream was to catalogue invertebrates from Baja to the outer shores of Canada--extending to Sitka as well. His close friend John Steinbeck shared this vision of ecological holism, as did Carmel/Sitka biologist and writer Jack Calvin, co-author of Rickett's 1939 seminal text, Between Pacific Tides. The creative synergy among artists, writers, scientists and--in 1932--mythologist Joseph Campbell and poet Robinson Jeffers--was exceptional: a west coast salon that modeled the possible synergy of artistic and scientific connections. The exceptional inquiries of these men resulted in publications that changed the way we define ecology, social engagement, and heroic narratives.

Uncover the biographical and historical connections among these writers and scientists as they come to life on the pacific coast where their theories and connections were forged. Dive into selections from Between Pacific Tides, The Grapes of Wrath, and Cannery Row to expose the ecological vision of Steinbeck, Ricketts & Calvin. Explore the intertidal zone with expert scientists, and meet the creatures and communities who live between pacific tides. Consider Ricketts's Sitka-inspired essay "Wave Shock," drafted after his 1932 trip to Sitka with Campbell. Meet locals with connections to Ricketts & Calvin and hear stories about how the men still shape the world today. 

 

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Fire and ice: how climate change & tectonics influence the landforms & seascapes of Sitka: Past, present & future

Instructor: Rob Dunbar

Study the powerful forces that have created and sculpted the young and rough landscape of Baranof Island and Sitka Sound. Discover the secrets of its origins by visiting the river valleys and mountains on workshop field trips. Learn about the last great ice age, mighty volcanoes, and the tectonic forces that brought exotic terrains from all over the Pacific to Southeast Alaska. Understand the range of trajectories for the decades ahead as man-induced climate change becomes a stronger force than that of nature alone. We'll also explore the interaction of people and place--how the local environment and geography influence human activities and values on Baranof Island. Besides a focus on science, participants will also use drawing, painting, and photography to deepen their observational skills and gain a better understanding of how Sitka came to look as it does today and how it may look in the future. 

Note: There is a waiting list for this workshop. Email office(at)fineartscamp.org to be added to the waiting list.

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The art of photography

Instructor: Betty Sederquist

Photography is more than the click of a camera shutter. Explore the many possibilities of the medium using beautiful Sitka as your subject. Experiment with techniques for making your photos look like paintings using Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to truly SEE and transform a simple snapshot into something magical. We'll spend time learning nuts and bolts, like the rules for great photo compositions. We'll also breakdown the sometimes bewildering complexities of Photoshop in a friendly way with minimal jargon. By the end of the workshop, you will see the world in a different way.

Any ability level is welcome. Almost any digital camera will do as long as it changes shutter speeds and apertures. Familiarize yourself with these settings before you arrive. Ideally your camera should support Camera RAW (Adobe Camera Raw or ACR) files, but we can work around this, if needed. For some work, you'll be using a short zoom lens (24-70, for example) or normal (50mm) lens. When we visit the Alaska Raptor Center and Fortress of the Bears, you'll want a telephoto lens, 300mm or longer. Bring plenty of storage cards, a card reader, camera manual (if you have it), batteries, and chargers. A tripod is useful but not essential. We'll have access to a computer lab with Photoshop. Bring your own laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements if you prefer using your own device. (We will not be using Lightroom because the techniques for photo art require using layers, which Lightroom does not support.) When you sign up, send Betty an email with your ability level so she can tailor the workshop accordingly. Contact Betty with any questions at betty@sederquist.com. 

Workshop tuition: $600 + tax and includes all scheduled workshop time (full day Sunday + mornings Monday-Thursday), access to the evening lecture series and receptions, and lunch on Sunday. Afternoon excursions are optional. A detailed schedule is available here.

 

2018 Excursions


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SITKA SOUND WILDLIFE QUEST

Sitka Sound is home to the greatest variety of wildlife in Southeast Alaska from sea otters to whales, sea lions, porpoises, harbor seals, brown bears, blacktail deer, puffins, bald eagles and more! Scattered with over 200 islands, Sitka Sound is full of history and culture as well as wildlife. View the geology of the islands, scout for humpback whales, and laugh at the antics of a sea otter. Dress warmly and bring a rainproof jacket to wear on the observation deck. Binoculars, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are provided on this 2 hour tour of the waters and islands of Sitka Sound. Captained by Allen Marine Tours of Alaska, a multi-year winner of Shore Excursion of the Year, the waterjet-driven tour vessel is designed to navigate Southeast Alaska’s narrow island passages, allowing for wildlife viewing at close range. The vessel features a warm cabin with comfortable seating, large windows, galley and restrooms.  There is an expansive topside observation deck for unparalleled photo opportunities and to fully experience your quest with all your senses. Experienced Naturalist, Mary Boose has a deep understanding and enthusiasm for the wildlife and people who call the land and waters around Sitka home. Sharing both natural history and local lore, Mary will guide guests on an adventure packed with species identification, creature anecdotes, and stories of the people who have carved a life out of this wild place. She loves sharing the richness of Sitka with passengers.


LANDSCAPE & MUSIC: A GUIDED HIKE

Sitka is nestled within the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest forest and also the world's largest temperate coastal rainforest. Home to towering spruce, cedar, and hemlock trees, coastal brown bears, blacktail deer, and countless rivers and streams providing the spawning grounds for millions of salmon. Hike the Starrigavan Trail to experience 3 local ecosystems first hand. The trail gently climbs through a typical southeast Alaskan forest to reach a scenic muskeg (bog), dotted with small ponds and stunted lodgepole pines. After descending gradually back into the forest, cross the Starrigavan River by foot bridge and catch a glimpse at spawning salmon. The river flows into an estuary and the boardwalk continues to a bird viewing platform at the end of the hike. Enjoy musical interludes along the hike, performed by the extraordinary musicians of the Uncommon Music Festival. Terrain: Gravel trail & boardwalk, Distance: 1 mile, Elevation Gain: 150 feet.

 

OCEAN’S HARVEST: DOCK WALK & TOUR

Venture from the Sitka Sound Science Center along Crescent Harbor, through downtown to a seafood processing plant. Along the way, learn the difference in fishing techniques between gillnetters, seiners, and trollers, hear the political and social issues each gear group faces and their attitudes about fisheries conservation, the business of fishing, and local seafood. The walk culminates in a tour of a seafood processing plant with the opportunity to sample smoked salmon & purchase seafood to ship home to friends and family.

3-Excursion Package: $155 + tax

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE


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LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: JULY 28

The festival kicks off with an unforgetable performance by talented and passionate young performers. Each summer, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp serves hundreds of Alaska’s and the country’s most talented young musicians, dancers, actors, writers, and visual artists. These students converge on the campus for intense instruction with some of the nation’s best teaching artists. Our pre-professional musical theater program draws high school and college students from around the country to create and perform a full-scale broadway musical with live pit orchestra, professional costuming and splendid sets. Students are engaged as actors, vocalists, dancers, musicians in the pit orchestra, costumers, and technicians for sound, lights, and video production.  Leave inspired by the energy of youth!

Legally Blonde the Musical: One woman, battling personal demons and societal stigmas, proves against all odds that you can’t always judge a book by its cover, in this comical and witty tale of life for a sorority girl at Harvard Law School. Legally Blonde the Musical is a playful, upbeat look at a woman on her path to self discovery, where “being true to yourself never goes out of style.”

“[A] high-energy... hymn to the glories of girlishness.”– The New York Times

 

THE UNCOMMON MUSIC FESTIVAL: JULY 29-AUGUST 5

The Uncommon Music Festival is dedicated to breaking the boundaries of standard concert repertoire with performances of early music, contemporary music, and under-performed repertoire from any age, bringing together young artists and curious audiences in an intimate setting. Each night, musicians will present solo and chamber pieces featuring vocalists, guitar and piano. Afternoon open rehearsals are a great time to listen and learn more about the music-making process as well as ask questions. In keeping with their dedication to new music, musicians will perform the work by the winner of their composition competition, as well as a new commission by Alaskan composer Conrad Winslow.  More information can be found at www.uncommonmusicfest.org.


TESTIMONIAL

“I’m deeply grateful for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp’s wonderfully meaty Arts and Science Festival. I participated both of the first two years, drawn by the conjunction of arts and science.  Year one, I never imagined being able to create a salmon skin basket in the five short days, with Athabaskan elder Audrey Armstrong’s careful guidance in her fish skin sewing workshop. Year two I was in more familiar territory with a writing workshop, but under the direction of thúy lë, a particularly insightful teacher, I found myself creating work that had been out of reach and now was not. And while the workshops were the heart of the Festival for me, the evening faculty talks offered more fresh perspectives that broadened and deepened the whole experience. Not to mention the stunningly beautiful setting that Sitka, Alaska offers and the opportunities to surround myself with that wild country. I came away feeling vibrantly alive and awake and curious, refreshed and grateful. I would attend again in a heartbeat.”
-Carolyn Servid
 

PHOTOS FROm PAST FESTIVALS

 
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the workshops?

You! This program is for people who want an authentic experience of southeast Alaska and are interested in the creative arts and natural world. You do not need a background in science or art to attend, just an open mind and a willingness to try new things or hone your skills in a particular area. Some of the workshops in the festival require walking and light hiking. If you have limited mobility, please contact us to discuss which workshop will be a good fit for you.

What should I bring?

  • Layered clothing for cool days and chilly nights
  • Warm clothes for sleeping (our dormitories are unheated)
  • Good rain gear (waterproof jacket and rain or hiking boots)
  • Hats (for sun and cold)
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Refillable water bottle or thermos
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal items: alarm clock, soap, shampoo and other toiletries, etc.
  • Small backpack or bag
  • Journal, personal art supplies, camera, and/or binoculars depending on how you would like to get the most out of festival experience and your free time

What will the weather be like?

Sitka can have rain for days on end or the sun can shine for an entire month straight, so be prepared for both extremes. Summer temperatures range from 40-80 degrees, with the average in the 50s.

Will I need to bring my own supplies?

Most supplies will be provided. Please see the supply list for your specific course. 

Is Sitka the wilderness? Will I be safe?

Sitka is a town of 9,000 situated on the outer coast of Baranof Island. While we are close to wilderness, Sitka is very safe. The campus sits next to Crescent Harbor,  and is a 5-10 minute walk from the center of town and the nearest grocery store.

Can I get a refund?

Registration cancelled by June 1, 2018, will be refunded the full amount, less the $75 deposit. Refunds will be not be granted after June 1, 2018.

What is included in the price?

Festival pricing is a menu of options based on the experiences that work best for you. Workshop tuition includes all scheduled workshop time, access to the evening lecture series and receptions, and lunch on Sunday. The Excursion package includes all 3 excursions. Housing and meal packages offer economical options for a stay on our campus. Meals can also be purchased independently at the door of the dining hall or as a week package, depending on which meals you'd like to attend. Legally Blond is a ticketed event. All other evening events are open to the public with a $5 suggested donation.

Can I come for just part of the week?

No. Workshop curriculum is based on full participation so classes are designed to be attended all 5 days. 

What about dietary restrictions?

Meals at the festival are served buffet style in the dining hall. Vegetarian and vegan options are available and there is a salad bar. Cooks are happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions. If you have extensive dietary needs, please reach out to us in advance.  

Can someone stay with me who is not participating in the festival?

Yes. Guests may be added to your room package and eat in the dining hall for an additional fee. Contact our office to make arrangements for your guest.

More questions? Call the Sitka Fine Arts Camp office: 907-747-3085 or email office@fineartscamp.org.

 

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Our Campus

The Sitka Arts and Science Festival is located on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus in the picturesque coastal community of Sitka, Alaska. Spectacular views of the surrounding ocean and mountains, as well as easy access to the nearby trails, provide an ideal setting for a relaxing and engaging experience. Dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, art studios, and the Hames Center, a gym and wellness center, are all located on site. Throughout the year, dozens of events and programs are hosted on campus. In addition to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, the campus is home to the Hames Center, Sitka Sound Science Center, Sheldon Jackson Museum, and Sitka Summer Music Festival. Sitka National Historical Park is our next door neighbor.


Lodging

Sitka Fine Arts Camp provides clean and modest lodging options for an economical stay in Sitka. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until housing is full. Housing check-in begins at noon on Saturday before your workshop and check out is by 10am on the Friday following your workshop. Smoking and pets are not permitted in any Sitka Fine Arts Camp housing. The campus is a smoking & drug-free campus.

Complimentary airport shuttles are provided for all guests staying on campus who arrive and depart on official program arrival and departure days.

If you prefer luxury accommodations, visit sitka.org for lodging options or call (800) 557-4852

Sweetland Hall Dormitory

Sweetland Hall is our largest co-ed dormitory that was originally home to students at Sheldon Jackson College. The rooms and bathrooms have been recently renovated. Bedrooms are equipped with 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed. There are 2 shared, single-sex bathrooms on each floor along with coin-operated washers and dryers. Food is not allowed in the dormitory. Bedding and towels are provided for guests. Guest should plan on bringing their own toiletries and hairdryers. Phones are not available in the dormitory or rooms. Most cell phone providers have service in Sitka.

Housing Options (dining hall meals included)

  • Two-person room:  $1015 + tax per week for a 2-­person shared room, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 2 meal plans

  • One-person room:  $770 + tax per week for a 1-­person private room, 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 1 meal plan

Please Note: Prices include 6% sales tax and 6% bed tax.

Guests should indicate twin or king bed preference and roommate requests at the time of registration.

Meals

Freshly prepared meals are served in our campus dining hall. Both vegetarian and meat-­based options are available at each meal. We do our best to offer a variety of vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options at meals, though we are unable to guarantee that all options will be present at all meals. We encourage those with specific dietary needs to call our office for more information (907-747-3085) or book off­-campus accommodations that have facilities where you can prepare your own meals. A full meal plan includes dinner on Saturday night, 3 meals a day Sunday through Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Meals can also be purchased at the dining hall if a meal plan is not included as part of your registration package. We are not able to refund unused portions of meal plans.

Individual Meal prices

  • One breakfast – $13

  • One lunch – $13

  • One dinner – $17

  • Six breakfasts – $78

  • Five lunches – $65

  • Six dinners – $102

  • Full meal plan – $245

Please note that the dining hall menu items may contain allergens such as milk (dairy), eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat (gluten) and soybeans, and there may be a risk of contamination or cross-contact.


Travel

 Arrival is on July 28; departure is on August 3

Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, and the Alaska Marine Highway are the primary modes of travel to and from Sitka. We recommend making airline or ferry reservations early as flights do fill up. Alaska Airlines offers a 5% discount for travel booked between July 26 and August 3. Use discount code ECMZ228.

Sitka Fine Arts Camp offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Sitka airport or ferry terminal on all program arrival and departure dates for students who are booked for campus lodging. Shuttle service for additional guests on program arrival and departure days is $15. 

EXTENDING YOUR STAY

UNCOMMON MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND EXTENSION PACKAGE:

  • Two-person room:  $500 + tax for a 2-­person shared room, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 2 meal plans

  • One-person room:  $385 + tax for a 1-­person private room, 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 1 meal plan

Extend your stay through Sunday August 5th to explore Sitka on your own by day and experience world-class music by night. Depart Monday, August 6th. The weekend features multiple performances by musicians of the Uncommon Music Festival. Take advantage of the following concerts and activities: 

  • 7pm Friday August 3: Music for accompanied voice & solo guitar
  • 7pm Saturday August 4: Music for vocal quartet, piano, and guitar
  • 1pm Sunday August 5: Women in the Church: sacred music composed by women, accompanied by prayers and readings
  • 4pm Sunday August 5: Nature Music: a guided walk through Sitka National Historical Park with musical interludes

The extension package includes lodging on Friday-Sunday nights, meal service in the dining hall beginning with Friday lunch and ending with Monday breakfast, and shuttle service to the Sitka airport or ferry terminal on Monday, August 6th. All Uncommon Music Festival Events are provided to the public free of charge.

Prices include 6% sales tax and 6% bed tax.

 If you would like to arrive before July 28, contact office@fineartscamp.org to inquire about arrangements.


Special Requests

Our goal is to meet your needs. Let us know if you have physical limitations for walking, stairs, vision, etc.


Pets and service animals

Pets are not allowed at Sitka Fine Arts Camp. If you must bring your pet, please ask us about alternative lodging options. Sitka Fine Arts Camp complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any student who plans to bring a service animal must notify the Sitka Fine Arts Camp Office (907-747-3085) at the time of registration, at which time we may ask if the service animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the service animal has been trained to do. A service animal must be under the handler’s control at all times, and the handler is expected to clean up after the service animal. If dorm housing is requested, a fee will be charged should there be any damage to the room. For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule: 

(Subject to change)

Saturday July 28

  • Participant Arrival

  • 11am Campus Tour (Meet at front of Odess Theater)

  • Noon-8pm Check In & Registration at Sweetland Hall for participants staying on campus

  • 2-3pm Uncommon Music Festival Open Rehearsal at Yaw Chapel

  • 4pm STEAM: Integrating Arts & Science Education for Youth: A presentation & conversation at Yaw Art Center Room 103

  • 7pm Sitka Fine Arts Camp presents "Live" Broadway's version of Legally Blonde the Musical at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. 

This year, our extraordinary students open the  Festival with performance of Legally Blonde the Musical. Starring students from Sitka Fine Arts Camp's pre-professional musical theater workshop, this performance is destined to sweep its audiences away. The musical theater program draws high school and college students from around the country, and over the course of the program they launch and perform a full-scale Broadway musical.

About the show: One woman, battling personal demons and societal stigmas, proves against all odds that you can’t always judge a book by its cover, in this comical and witty tale of life for a sorority girl at Harvard Law School. Legally Blonde the Musical is a playful, upbeat look at a woman on her path to self discovery, where “being true to yourself never goes out of style.” 

"[A] high-energy... hymn to the glories of girlishness."– The New York Times

Ticket price: $20 for festival participants. Tickets are available at registration, the office, and the ticket counter.

Sunday july 29

  • 8:30-9:00am Registration for participants staying off campus at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp Office in the Rasmuson Building

  • 9:00-Noon Workshops for registered participants

  • 1:30-4pm Sitka Sound Wildlife Quest: Boat Trip

  • 4:30pm Uncommon Music Festival Open Rehearsal at Yaw Chapel

  • 7-8:30pm Festival Welcome & Carved Features with Abel Ryan at the Odess Theater

monday july 30

  • 8:30-Noon Workshops for registered participants
  • 1:00-3:30pm Workshops for registered participants
  • 4:30-5:30pm Reception at the Sweetland Lobby
  • 7-8pm Understanding Ice: Climate Change at the Poles with climate scientists Rob Dunbar & What a Beautiful World with photographer Betty Sederquist

Tuesday July 31

  • 8:30-Noon Workshops for registered participants
  • 1:30-3:30pm Landscape & Music: A guided Hike
  • 7-8pm Sound & Music: A Listening Workshop & Performance with musicians of The Uncommon Music Festival at the Odess Theater

Wednesday August 1

  • 8:30-Noon Workshops for registered participants
  • 1:30-4:00pm Ocean's Bounty: Dock Walk & Tour
  • 4:30-5:30pm Making Musical Decisions: An Uncommon Music Festival Workshop at Yaw Chapel
  • 7pm Our Year of Magical Beginnings, 1932: Rickets, Steinbeck, Campbell, Jeffers & Calvin with Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw & Drawing It Through: Field Sketching as a Tool to Observe, Learn & Connect with scientific illustrator Kathy Hocker at the Odess Theater

Thursday August 2

  • 8:30-Noon Workshops for registered participants
  • 1-2pm Inspired by Art & Science: A Conversation to Reflect on the Week at the Yaw Chapel
  • 7-8:30 pm Festival Reception with participant work at the Sitka Sound Science Center
  • 9pm Uncommon Music Festival Musical Aperitif at the Del Shirley Room

Friday August 3

  • Participant Departure

Friday August 3-Sunday August 5

  • Uncommon Music Festival Weekend Extension Package. Visit Your Stay for details.

Monday August 6

  • Extension package departure day

Campus Map

 

 

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CONTACT US

T: 907-747-3085 (Sitka Fine Arts Camp office)

E: office(at)fineartscamp.org

M: P.O. Box 3086, Sitka, AK 99835

Please contact Festival Director Kenley Jackson with any questions. 

TUITION AND PACKAGE OPTIONS

Build a festival package that fits your interests:

  • Workshop Tuition: $600 + tax
  • Campus Housing Options (Includes meals):
    • Two-person room:  $1015 + tax per week for a 2-­person shared room, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 2 meal plans

    • One-person room:  $770 + tax per week for a 1-­person private room, 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 1 meal plan

  • Excursion Package (includes 3 excursions): $155 + tax
  • Legally Blonde tickets: $20
  • All faculty lectures & performances and open studio visits are available to festival participants at no charge. The public is invited for a $5 suggested donation.
  • Meals can be purchased individually at the dining hall or as a package by calling the office.
  • Uncommon Music Festival Weekend Extension Package (Includes full meal plan):
    • Two-person room:  $500 + tax for a 2-­person shared room, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 2 meal plans
    • One-person room:  $385 + tax for a 1-­person private room, 1 king bed, shared bathroom on hall + 1 meal plan

    • Visit Your Stay for more details.

Please Note: The Campus Housing & Extension Package prices include 6% sales tax and 6% bed tax. 


REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

  1. REGISTER for workshops, excursions, housing & meals, beginning January 1, 2018. $75 non-refundable deposit required. (Note: There is a waiting list for the Fire & Ice workshop. Please email office(at)fineartscamp.org to get on the waiting list)

  2. Pay your tuition balance by July 15, 2018

  3. Complete your travel form by July 15, 2018 (only required for guests staying in campus housing.) 


Refund Policy: Registration cancelled by June 1, 2018, will be refunded the full amount, less the $75 non-refundable deposit. Refunds will be not be granted after June 1, 2018.