Osage Arts Community is a place that provides temporary time, space, and support for the creation of new work in a retreat format. These creative residencies are generally anywhere from one week to one year but average around six months. OAC serves creative people of all kinds – visual artists, composers, poets, fiction and nonfiction writers.
Osage Arts Community, located in Belle, Missouri, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rivers and forests of the Meramec region, the history of the native peoples, and providing a peaceful retreat where visual and literary artists can work uninterrupted.
Providing residencies that are open to visual artists, writers, and composers. Conducting a professionally run organization that provides time, space, and support for artists' creative research and risk-taking. Protecting the pristine natural environment of the Gasconade River and surrounding environment by protecting and responsibly managing the unique plants and wildlife, by preserving the land from development, by protecting and preserving the Indian artifacts, by protecting and preserving any geological phenomena, and through responsible land management practices.