General Information
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, limited Internet access, facilities, program administration, and transportation from and to local airport or local town. If you have a car when your in residence you will find this helpful.

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: 2 months
Number of artists since 2004: 42
Average number of artists present at one time: 4

Apply by mail - submit the following with the application:

Two copies of the completed Residency Application form.
Two copies of the completed Residency Contract form.
Two copies of your professional resume/curriculum vitae.
Two professional and one personal written recommendations.
Description of work or project you wish to undertake while at OAC.
One set or copy of slides, CD, manuscript, or tapes if applicable.
Detailed requirements for working space, special needs, or materials.
Work samples.
Artist is responsible for non-refundable application fee of $25.

When applying by Mail - send application package to:
Osage Arts Community
89 Eagle Lane
Belle, MO 65013
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