A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

A Center for the Intersection of Art and Science

Transforming the World Through Creative Inquiry.

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

Donate to PLAYA and help us offer supported residencies to as many artists and scientists as possible.  

Gift yourself a self-directed residency. The gift of time at the edge of the Great Basin offers space for deep work and deep connections within a supportive community and an inspiring and diverse landscape.

Visit PLAYA

Come to PLAYA to sample the space and solitude that is so valued by residents in the arts and scientists. Our upcoming Community Music and Poetry event is the perfect opportunity to spend time at PLAYA.

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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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