The Summer-Fall 2018 Residency application period is now open.

Our Summer-Fall 2018 Residency season will run from July 2 to December 15, 2018.   All residency sessions begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. Applicants may choose between periods of 2 week (12 days), 4 week (26 days), or 8 week (54 days international applicants only) sessions. Before applying, please visit our website at www.playasummerlake.org, and go to the Apply page for guidelines. 



If you have questions regarding PLAYA's Residencies, or the application process, please email us at info@playasummerlake.org

As PLAYA continues to evolve we appreciate all the support and contributions by individuals and organizations. PLAYA remains committed to providing artists and scientists the time and space to reflect, explore and engage their work. 

This two-week themed residency that runs from October 15, 2018 to October 26, 2018, will explore, both through group discussions and individual work, what naturalists, artists and writers, singly and in concert, can do to address human-caused climate change and potential ecological catastrophe. Special consideration will be given to artists/writers who apply with a naturalist/scientist and  naturalists/scientists who apply with an artist/writer. Applicants should explain, in the application section that asks for a description of how they plan to use their time at PLAYA, how they think their work can address the theme of this particular residency.
Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the Labor of Love application form.pdf. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version )

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email)

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed Playa Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project and interest in the residency (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

    ___ Work samples appropriate to your discipline: Writers/ Scientists: 10 pages of abstracts, poetry, prose or other manuscript - Visual Artists: 10 images that are representative of your work - Performing Artists: selection of video/ audio representative of your work. Include in this document a cover page that contains your name, the title of each work and their date of completion.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to Playa” button by the application due date of March1, 2018

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to Playa” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

Ends on March 1, 2018$35.00
$35.00

String Theory

September 17 - 28, 2018

From musical strings to the related strands of scientific string theory to the woven strands of tapestries and weavings to the strings of words poets and prose writers assemble, this themed residency will explore the points of contact among all disciplines and the ways in which strands from one might be woven into and enrich another. Exploration, collaboration and experimentation will be the watchwords of this exciting, open-ended two week residency. 

Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the Playa Residency Application (PDF) form. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version )

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email)

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed Playa Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project and interest in the residency (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

    ___ Work samples appropriate to your discipline: Writers/ Scientists: 10 pages of abstracts, poetry, prose or other manuscript - Visual Artists: 10 images that are representative of your work - Performing Artists: selection of video/ audio representative of your work. Include in this document a cover page that contains your name, the title of each work and their date of completion.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to Playa” button by the application due date of March 1, 2018

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to Playa” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

PLAYA invites visual, literary and performing artists, and scientists to a unique residency opportunity that explores collectively and individually the possibilities of art and science finding ways forward on the ecological problems that face us today. We are looking for innovative artists and scientists who want the opportunity to integrate cross disciplinary approaches in search of meaningful understanding and communication.  Preference will be given to applicants who emphasize ground breaking approaches to interdisciplinary work in science, writing, visual art, video or performance and who are interested in integrating experimental and collaborative strategies with other residents and/or willing to engage with the greater community.Preference also given to artists who apply with a scientist and scientists who apply with an artist.  This residency is for July 2-27, 2018 ONLY.

 

On the edge of the Great Basin, in Oregon, PLAYA provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences, encouraging dialogue to bring positive change to the environment and the world.A residency provides separate lodging in a fully furnished cabin, work space and twice weekly dinners at no charge to the resident. A residency provides the gift of time and solitude and a chance to interact with a cohort group. PLAYA has eight to twelve spaces available. This could be a perfect opportunity for you to work on individual projects related to climate change while investigating the richness of collaborative work with extraordinary creative researchers. 


Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the Playa Residency Application (PDF) form. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version )

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email)

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed Playa Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project and interest in the residency (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

    ___ Work samples appropriate to your discipline: Writers/ Scientists: 10 pages of abstracts, poetry, prose or other manuscript - Visual Artists: 10 images that are representative of your work - Performing Artists: selection of video/ audio representative of your work. Include in this document a cover page that contains your name, the title of each work and their date of completion.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to Playa” button by the application due date of March 1, 2018

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to Playa” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

Ends on March 1, 2018$35.00
$35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Winter-Spring 2018 Residencies is now open.

Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the PLAYA  Residency Application (PDF) form(If you prefer, click here to download the Word .doc version ) Save this file as PDF or .doc only with no hyphens, underscores or punctuation in the file name. 

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email).

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed Playa Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

     ___ 10-15 images in JPEG format.  JPEG files should be at least 800x600 pixels and formatted to 72dpi and no larger than 1280 on longest side. NO TIFF OR PSD FILES ACCEPTED. Each filename must be numbered and referenced in a work-sample description document.

     ___ A work-sample description document that contains your name and lists the filename, title, medium, size (dimensions) and year of completion for each image you are submitting.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to PLAYA” button by the application due date of September 5, 2017.

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to PLAYA” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

Ends on March 1, 2018$35.00
$35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Winter-Spring 2018 Residencies is now open.

Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the Playa Residency Application (PDF) form. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version Save this file as PDF or .doc only with no hyphens, underscores or punctuation in the file name. 

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email).

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed PLAYA Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

    ___  Your writing sample should be representative of the genre in which you plan to     work while in residence. Provide one document that contains a sample as follows:

  • Fiction: 20 pages of a novel excerpt, a story, or short stories.  
  • Poetry: 10 pages of poetry. 
  • Nonfiction: 20 pages of nonfiction. 
  • Playwriting: one complete play. 
  • Screen writing: one complete screenplay.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to PLAYA” button by the application due date of September 5, 2017

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to PLAYA” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

$35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Winter-Spring 2018 Residencies is now open.

Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the Playa Residency Application (PDF) form. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version ) Save this file as PDF or .doc only with no hyphens, underscores or punctuation in the file name. 

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email)

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed PLAYA Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

    ___ One document that contains up to 10 pages of abstracts or short papers that are representative of your work. Include in this document a cover page that contains your name, the title of each work and their date of completion.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to PLAYA” button by the application due date of September 5, 2017

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to PLAYA” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

Ends on March 1, 2018$35.00
$35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Winter-Spring 2018 Residencies is now open.

Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer thPlaya Residency Application (PDF) form. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version ) Save this file as PDF or .doc only with no hyphens, underscores or punctuation in the file name. 

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information(phone and email).

3. Upolad and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed PLAYA Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project (if a separate document). 

     ___ An up-to-date resume.

    ___  Three separate works of 10 – 15 minutes each in audio or video format.

    ___  One work-sample description document that contains your name and lists the filename, title, and year of completion of each work, and that clearly summarizes your role on the work. Film/video scriptwriters should also send a script.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to PLAYA” button by the application due date of September 5, 2017

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to PLAYA” button you cannot change or add to your application.)


Ends on March 1, 2018$70.00 - 140.00
$70.00 - 140.00

The application period for PLAYA's Winter-Spring 2018 Residencies is now open.

Steps to apply:

1. Download, complete, and save to your computer the Playa Residency Application (PDF) form. (If you prefer, click here to download the Word .docx version ) Save this file as PDF or .doc only with no hyphens, underscores or punctuation in the file name. 

2. Designate two people as personal/professional references. NOTE: You must list reference contact information (phone and email).

3. Upload and attach the following documents / files:

     ___ Your completed PLAYA Residency Application form. 

     ___ Your Statement of Project (if a separate document) which includes a list of participating members, and your team’s needs for lodging and workspace.

     ___ An up-to-date resume for each member of your collaborative team.

    ___ Appropriate work sample files that document examples of the creative discipline(s) in which your team will be collaborating. See the Work Sample Requirements section of the Playa Residency Application for details. Each filename must be referenced in a work-sample description document as described below. 

    ___ One work-sample description document that contains your primary contact or group’s name, and lists the filenames and a description of each work-sample file you are submitting.

4. Ensure that all forms and documents are uploaded. Then provide your contact, schedule, and payment information--using either a credit card or through PayPal.

5. Click the “Submit to PLAYA” button by the application due date of September 5, 2017

(You may save your application as a draft and return to it until you are ready to pay and Submit. Once you select the “Submit to PLAYA” button you cannot change or add to your application.)