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. 

Dennis Jenkins Archaeology Weekend

Dennis Jenkins Archaeology Weekend

Do your Christmas shopping early! Make your reservation for a very special 2018 archaeology weekend for four to six with renowned archaeologist, Dennis Jenkins. From Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 you and your group can enjoy a guided tour of Paisley Caves, Fort Rock, Conley Caves and more sites in the Summer Lake area. Read more…

Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist Mid-Career Residency Award

For the calendar year 2018, PLAYA has been awarded a generous grant by the Ford Family Foundation to support the work of Oregon mid-career visual artists. Any Oregon visual artists who meet the requirements of the grant can apply for an artist’s stipend to cover the costs of materials and travel related to a residency at PLAYA. 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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PLAYA’s Summer/Fall Residency deadline is March 1, 2018

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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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