PLAYA: Supported Residency Application 2023

Associated Residency Program

Supported residencies are funded opportunities available through an application process and awarded to people working at the intersection of art and science. Residents stay here free of charge and are responsible for their own travel costs and food while they are here. We are open to international and domestic applicants as long as eligibility requirements are met.

Applicants may choose a 5, 12 or 26 day session. All residency sessions begin on a Thursday and end on a Monday. Applicants must choose from the dates available. We cannot accommodate custom residency dates. 

PLAYA’s residencies are open to the global community of scientists, naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practice artists, musicians, visual artists, writers, performing artists, and collaborations and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or other forms of creative work. PLAYA welcomes a range of participants– from emerging scientists and artists to those with an established history of accomplishment.

PLAYA is in a remote, rural area of Oregon with wide open vistas and opportunities for field explorations in rich natural settings. Lake county, the county PLAYA exists in, has a population of 7,895 and is 8,358 sq miles (200 sq miles smaller than the state of Rhode Island). Bend, Oregon, a burgeoning city, is two hours away, the county seat, Lakeview is one hour from PLAYA. Paisley with a population of 225 is 17 miles from PLAYA. The town of Summer Lake, population 100, consists of a gas station, small market, post office and rest area.  

PLAYA’s 76-acre campus sits alongside an intermittent desert lake which is 10 miles wide and 20 miles long. The campus is made up of the Commons building (where the only wi-fi on campus can be accessed), 6 cabins, 2 live/work units, 2 homes for staff, three studios, and a small music studio.

Deadline
Residency Length
5 days - 26 days
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
6
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
Accessible Housing
N/A
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Piano
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Glass Inking Table
Paper Tearing Table
Light Tables
Papermaking Studio
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Washer And Dryer
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
N/A
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

PLAYA’s residencies are open to the global community of scientists and artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world. We encourage naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, musicians, visual artists, writers and performing artists to apply. PLAYA welcomes applications from both emerging and seasoned professionals.  Applicants must demonstrate how their work aligns with our mission and how they, or their project, will benefit from time at PLAYA. All residents must be 18 years old or older. Residents’ work must be compatible with PLAYA’s available studio spaces, facilities, and resources, and with PLAYA’s rural setting and community. REAPPLICATION: Past residents or applicants must submit new and complete applications. Past residents must wait two years after the date of their last residency to re-apply to PLAYA.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
60
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
150
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
15
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application