On the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, solitude and the community to reflect and to engage their work through its residency program. PLAYA supports innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences and other fields of creative inquiry and encourages dialogue between disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world. 



July residencies will be dedicated to one of PLAYA’s central missions: to meld science and art. During the first two weeks, residents will address climate change communication and during the second two weeks “Art, Science and the Cultural Terrain”. Among the scientists offering their take on these topics… Read more…


PLAYA knows that the time and space for reflection, creation and discovery that a residency at PLAYA provides is essential to artists and scientists.

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Become a PLAYA Resident

PLAYA’s Spring 2018 Residency Application is now open.

The application deadline is September 1, 2017.
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Help Support PLAYA

PLAYA’s residents share their work and creativity through the monthly PLAYAPresents on site and through PLAYATravels, with workshops, readings and performances held in Lake, Deschutes and Harney counties. All this is possible thanks to your contributions. Read more about how you can support PLAYA.

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