Established in 2008, Ditch Projects is an artist run space housed in a decommissioned lumber mill near downtown Springfield, Oregon. Ditch Projects is operated by a group of artists and art educators committed to exhibiting contemporary art that is of a critical, conceptual, and/or interdisciplinary nature. Ditch Projects serves its community by encouraging and facilitating meaningful dialogue between international, national, and local artists. By providing opportunities for research and conceptual experimentation, Ditch Projects supports the practices of emerging and established artists from this region and beyond. An active agent within Oregon's cultural community, Ditch Projects provides a platform to artists producing challenging and innovative work in diverse media, cultivates a network of like-minded individuals, groups, and organizations, and stimulates public interest in contemporary art.