Oatmeal Creek

General information

Brief description of organisation

In 1989 Kerrie Richert and his partner Jim Cox purchased 240 acres of property in the Texas Hill Country. This property has been protected with a conservation easement. Realizing that the property was special, the owners wanted to share their experience and created the Oatmeal Creek Residency Program for writers. Our mission is to support artistic vision by offering emerging and established writers opportunities to pursue their range of expression. Oatmeal Creek is an independent organization legally set up as an LLC in the State of Texas.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Oatmeal Creek is a new writers residency program located outside of Austin, Texas. We are offering three separate individual 21 day residencies from March 1 through May 15, 2020. Oatmeal Creek offers support with a stipend and private use of a 3 bedroom house for awarded applicants. The facilities of Oatmeal Creek and the 240 acres of protected land provide the opportunity for solitude and self-discovery.
More details of our residency program may be found on our website. oatmealcreek.org

Disciplines and media
  • Literature
  • All genre of writing
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 3 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other

No Companions are allowed

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

To work on the project described in their application

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By train

There is an Amtrak station in downtown Austin, TX
If arriving by train an awarded applicant may request to be picked up at the train station.

By plane

Austin, TX has an international airport, AUS. If arriving by plane an awarded applicant may request to be picked up at the airport.

By car

Oatmeal Creek is located near Bertram, Texas which is 40 miles to the northwest of Austin, Texas. Awarded applicants may drive themselves to Oatmeal Creek but once in residency applicants will be required to use a provided vehicle.

Nearest airport

Austin Bergstrom International Airport AUS

Contact information

Oatmeal Creek
P. O. Box 679
78605 Bertram
United States of America


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