Apply for Residency

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Emile Zola

 Application Process:

Osage Arts Community believes that our offer of admission is an award to you, the artist, so there is no residency fee charged.

Your submission will be reviewed by a panel representative of diverse artists and community members. They will select the resident from the applicant pool. All applications will be reviewed on the basis of: seriousness of purpose; harmony with OAC mission; creative use of the time, space and environment; and quality of proposal.

To being the process, please submit your application and residency contract for processing and review. And of course: Thank you for your submission and interest in OAC.

Applicants for the Osage Arts Community Visiting Artist Program must submit a written application and support materials. Residents are chosen by a selection committee of professionals in the arts. The major criteria for acceptance are the quality of work samples and an indication of serious commitment to one’s field of endeavor.

Because space allows for only a limited number of artists, all applications and support materials should be postmarked as soon as possible. We have no application deadlines, and applications are always considered on a space available basis.

OAC provides housing, studio space, Internet access, facilities, and program administration. With special request, OAC can provide limited transportation to and from the facility, although you will find having a car to be quite useful.

Artists must provide their own professional supplies. Artists are also responsible for participation in work exchange program, personal living expenses, health insurance, materials and supplies, telephone charges, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work artist-in-residence may incur while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from OAC are also the responsibility of the artist.

No stipends or fellowships/awards are available.

 Residency Statistics

Application Deadline: None

Resident Season: Year-round

Average length of residencies: 6 months

Number of artists since 2004: 197

Average number of artists present at one time: 8

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Osage Arts Community, Inc. provides a residential studio setting for self directed artists wishing to practice their individual art forms. It is available to artists 21 and older. There is no residency fee.

OAC will provide room, board, and studio accommodations. The artist pays for all other expenses not limited to transportation, materials, healthcare, and personal food preferences

General Information

Residency Information

Selected Value: 1

Residency Contract

Please read, complete, and upload a copy of the front page of the Residency Contract (Link to Google Drive)

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Artist's Handbook

Please read, complete, and upload a copy of the Artist's Handbook (Link to Google Drive)

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Terms & Conditions of Residency

  • OAC takes great care in the handling of documentation submitted but cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of submitted materials.
  • OAC is not responsible or liable for the maintenance, upkeep, safeguard, care or custody of any creative output including the works of art in any form produced by residents for their use.
  • I agree to participate in OAC’s work exchange program and the donation of one piece of art work.
  • OAC does not allow for pets. This applies for all resident artists and their guests
  • I agree to be bound to the terms and conditions of the Osage Arts Community Residency Program.