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. 

Annual Residents’ Anthology

PLAYA will publish the first to-be-annual anthology of writing, photography and visual art by 2017 residents. The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2017. 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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Apply for a PLAYA Residency

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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