Playa is a nonprofit organization supporting work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other creative fields. Playa was organized in 2009 and began Artist in Residency programs in May 2011.
Located near Summer Lake in Lake County, Oregon, Playa manages two types of Residency programs. Fellowship Residencies are provided without a fee offering the gift of time and space to eligible applicants, and span two multi-month sessions each year. When Fellowship Residencies are not in session, our Contributing Residency program opens our facilities on a fee-basis to groups or individuals whose primary focus and activities align with Playa’s mission. The intention of both of these residency programs is to support creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work, and who will benefit from time spent in Playa’s inspiring, remote location.
Playa also provides free programs and educational activities to the local communities of Summer Lake, Paisley, and Lake County, Oregon.
Now Accepting Applications for Winter/Spring 2014 Fellowship Residencies
We are pleased to announce that Playa is now accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2014 Fellowship Residencies. We will offer three five-week (33 days) sessions running from January 6 through April 18, 2014. Please look under the Fellowship Residency menu for guidelines and how to apply online using Submittable. The application deadline for the Winter/Spring 2014 sessions is August 15, 2013. Notifications will go out by September 30, 2013.
In addition we will be hosting two sessions of Fellowship Residencies in the Fall of 2013. However these are by invitation only, and have been extended by an email process to and through alumni.
For any questions regarding these upcoming residences or general information, please email the Residency Director, Lisa Pounders, at email@example.com.
As Playa continues to evolve we appreciate all the support and contributions by individuals and organizations. Playa remains committed to providing artists and creative individuals the time and space to reflect, explore and engage in their work.
Mission and Values
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.
§ Respect: Playa cultivates a culture of respect for the Great Basin, its inhabitants, and for the natural world we share.
§ Place: Playa allows time for the dynamic qualities of place to permeate and inspire the individual.
§ Interval: Playa provides an interval of time and space that encourages reflection and inquiry.
§ Exchange: Playa enables diverse individuals to learn from one another other through the co-residency of ideas and endeavors.
§ Beauty: Playa embraces beauty as a pathway for change and survival.
§ Intent: Playa operates in a thoughtful, resource-conscious manner that engages the vitality of the local community.
Playa is located at 47531 Highway 31, Summer Lake, Oregon 97640. The telephone is 541-943-3983.