PLAYA (OR), Call for Applicants: Summer and Fall Residencies, 2018
Deadline: March 1st, 2018
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.
PLAYA’s residencies are open to scientists, visual artists, writers, performing artists, and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or other forms of creative research. PLAYA welcomes a range of applicants – from emerging scientists and artists to those with an established history of accomplishment. However, applicants must exhibit a recent history of focused work within the discipline for which they are applying. In addition, they must address, in the application, their ability to thrive in a remote, isolated community and be self-directed in their work. All residents’ work must be compatible with PLAYA’s available studio spaces, facilities, and resources, and with PLAYA’s rural setting and community
Applications for residencies that take place during the summer and fall of 2018 must be filed by midnight, March 1st, 2018, midnight. All residency sessions begin on a Monday and end on a Friday. Applicants may choose between two-week, four-week, or eight-week sessions with eight-week sessions reserved for international applicants.
There are NO FEES charged for a PLAYA Residency. However, your application must be accompanied by a $35.00 non-refundable processing fee ($70.00 if applying as a collaborative team of two to six/ $140.00 for teams with 6+ members). If accepted, each resident (including each member of a collaborative team) is asked to submit a $110.00 deposit, which is refunded following the completion of a residency and is not refundable if a residency is cancelled.
For updated information, more detailed information, and how to apply: http://playasummerlake.org/apply-for-residency/
About: Playa is a nonprofit organization supporting work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other creative fields. Located near Summer Lake in Lake County, Oregon, Playa 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 Fellowship 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.