541 943-3983
Name of Residency: Art + Science Residency Program

Situated in the dramatic landscape of Central Oregon at the edge of the Great Basin, PLAYA offers residencies of two, four or eight weeks to visual artists, writers, scientists and performing artists. Offering both seclusion as well as a community of other residents, PLAYA affords artists the time, space and inspiration to pursue

whatever work they are involved in.

With individual accommodations for nine residents at any one time, PLAYA has five separate visual art studios, and a 75 acre campus for outdoor work.

If accepted, a residency at PLAYA has no fees attached other than the $35 application fee and a $110 security deposit for those accepted, which is returned to the artist at the time of their residency.

PLAYA does not require any work output from residents, offering instead the opportunity to pursue whatever work the resident is inspired to pursue.

Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation:

PLAYA is a non-profit organization supporting work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, ecological design and other fields of creative inquiry. PLAYA encourages dialogue between the disciplines to bring positive change to the environment and the world.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Meals
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Computer
  • Musical Instruments
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Musical-instruments
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Paisley School, High Desert Museum
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Other
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Gardening
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Redmond, OR
    Nearest Train Station: Chemult, OR
    How to reach by plane: Fly to Portland or Bend Oregon and arrange carpool or shuttle
    How to reach by train: Amtrack to Chemult and arrange pick up
    How to reach by car: Driving is best for distance and location but shuttles are available for a price.
    Street & Number: 47531 Highway 31
    Postal Code: 97640
    City: Summer Lake
    47531 Highway 31
    Summer Lake 97640 USA
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