Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Transforming the world through creative inquiry.

PLAYA nurtures innovative thinking in the arts and sciences through its residency program on the edge of the Great Basin, to promote dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world.

Since its founding in 2009, PLAYA has provided residencies to hundreds of artists and scientists. These gifts of time have allowed room for deep work, far-reaching conversations, and sustaining connections to community.

Visit PLAYA

Come to PLAYA to sample the space and solitude that is so valued by residents in the arts and scientists. Our monthly PLAYA Presents are perfect opportunities to step into this landscape for awhile.

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“The vista, the brightness, the heat, the dust and the silence were wonderful.”

Francis Ashforth

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Give to PLAYA

PLAYA’s residents share their work and creativity through events, workshops, readings, and performances in Lake, Deschutes, and Harney counties. All outreach is possible thanks to your contributions. Read more about giving options for Playa.

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