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. 

Out Like a Lion

PLAYA ended 2017 with corks popping thanks to year-end grants from Umpqua Bank, $2,500 in support of PLAYA’s outreach within Lake County; the Fields Family through the Oregon Community Foundation, $7,000 in support of the music studio and improvements to acoustics...

Special Birding Weekends with Pepper Trail

Special Birding Weekends with Pepper Trail

Make your reservation for one of two very special 2018 birding weekends with renowned ornithologist and PLAYA Board member, Pepper Trail. There are spots available on both the weekend of June 15-17, 2018, as well as the weekend of May 11-13, 2018. The weekends include two nights’ lodging on PLAYA’s beautiful campus, meals catered by Annie’s Kitchen of Tumalo, Oregon… Read more…

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…

Application Deadline

» Deadline for PLAYA residency applications for winter/spring residencies 2019 is September 1, 2018. To apply for a residency read details here.


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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 Winter/Spring 2019 deadline is September 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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