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Playa Expands 2014 Spring Residency Sessions

For immediate release: 10/31/13

Playa’s Executive Director Deborah Ford, was excited to announce that the 2014 Spring residency sessions will be expanded to include an additional 8 weeks from April 21-June 13, 2014. Due to increased demand and Playa’s commitment to providing further opportunities for scientists, artists and others engaged with creative inquiry we are extending our previously limited Spring residency schedule. To accommodate this addition, we will have a special application deadline on DECEMBER 30, 2013 for 2, 4 or 6-week residencies between April 21 and June 13, 2014. For NEW guidelines please see our website ( Applications will be accepted only online via Submittable. Notifications will go out by February 15, 2014.

In addition to this revised schedule, Playa will begin a rotation of application deadlines on the following dates: March 1, 2014 (for Fall 2014 sessions running mid-August - December) and October 1, 2014 (for Spring 2015 sessions running February - June). For questions regarding these upcoming residencies or general information please email

Playa, in south central Oregon, 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. Playa offers 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.

Playa’s residencies are open to visual artists, writers, performance artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or forms of creative research. Playa welcomes a range of applicants--from emerging artists of promise to professionals with an established history of accomplishment.

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