Language 
English
Founded 
2011
Duration 
2, 4 or 8 weeks
Paid by host 

They provide twice weekly group meals, lodging and studio at no charge for a residency.

Paid by artist 

Travel, meals and artist materials.

Application guidelines 

Please read the guidelines before applying. You can apply online, uploading work samples here.

Deadline 
01/03/2017 01/09/2017

Deadline

Deadline 
March 1 and September 1 yearly

PLAYA

PLAYA

Description 

On the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, the 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.

PLAYA (pronounced "ply-uh") is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work, and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. At PLAYA, they offer seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes. Away from the urgencies of daily life, residents can focus on their projects, immerse in a desert landscape of basin and rangeland, and find inspiration through self-directed inquiry.

Located in the Oregon Outback, near Summer Lake in Lake County, PLAYA manages its Residency program and a range of community and educational outreach activities. Residencies are provided without a fee offering the gift of time and space to eligible applicants, and span two multi month sessions each year. In addition, they hope to bridge the dialogue between the arts and sciences through thematic place based programming, presentations, symposiums and workshops. The intention of all of the programming is to support creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work, and who will benefit from time spent in PLAYA's inspirational remote location.

Outcome 

To focus on their work. Once a month they organize an open studio that the artists can participate in if they choose.

Accommodation Information 

Artists receive separate lodging in fully equipped cabin, work space, large commons space and twice weekly meals.

Studio Information 

They provide individual studio spaces for visual and performing artists. Most of them are non discipline specific although they have two printing presses, a kiln and piano.

Technical Information 

Artists provide their own materials.

Address: 
47531 Highway 31
Summer Lake, OR 97640
United States
Telephone 
15419433983

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