APPLICATION DEADLINE September 1, 2016

The Spring 2017 Residency application period is now open.

Our Spring 2017 Residency season will run from January to June 2017. 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. 

To apply, find the category below that best describes your creative discipline, and follow the submission instructions. Please note: The Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist Mid-career Residency Award, open to Oregon Visual Artists only(see additional criteria). 

The application deadline is September 1, 2016. Award notifications will go out by October 15, 2016.

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. 

Ends in 6 days, 2 hours $ 35.00
$ 35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Spring 2017 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 )

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 1, 2016.

(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 PlLAYA” button you cannot change or add to your application.)

The application period for PLAYA's Spring 2017 Residencies is now open. The Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist Mid-career Residency Award makes travel and material stipends available to selected residents that meet additional criteria (see below).

APPLICATION DEADLINE September 1, 2016

The Spring 2017 Residency application period is now open.

Our Spring 2017 Residency season will run from January to June 2017. All residency sessions begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. Applicants may choose between periods of 2 week (12 days) or 4 week (26 days) sessions. Before applying, please visit our website at www.playasummerlake.org, and go to the Apply page for guidelines. 

To apply, find the category below that best describes your creative discipline, and follow the submission instructions. Please note new category for OREGON Visual Artists only. The application deadline is September 1, 2016

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria for The Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist   Mid-career Residency Award                                                   

  • Practicing visual artists currently producing works of art;
  • Full‐time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline

          and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period;

  •  30 years of age or older at the time of application;
  •  Provide evidence, through appropriate documentation, seven (7) or more years of

           active professional participation in his/her medium, and

  •  Not enrolled in a degree‐seeking program, either part‐time or full‐time.


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. 

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 )

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 1, 2016.

6. ACCEPTED applicants for The Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist Mid-career Residency Award will have to provide additional documentation of eligibility and project expenses. Limited funds to be awarded - Acceptance of a residency does not gaurantee you will receive The Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist Mid-career Residency Award stipend.

(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 in 6 days, 2 hours $ 35.00
$ 35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Spring 2017 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 )

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 20 pages of a fiction, poems, stories, narratives, essays, or other samples of your written work. Include in this document a cover page that contains your name, and lists the title(s) of the 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 1, 2016

(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 in 6 days, 2 hours $ 35.00
$ 35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Spring 2017 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 )

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 1, 2016

(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 in 6 days, 2 hours $ 35.00
$ 35.00

The application period for PLAYA's Spring 2017 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 )

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 1, 2016

(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 in 6 days, 2 hours $ 70.00
$ 70.00

The application period for PLAYA's Spring 2017 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 )

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 1, 2016

(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.)