Prairieside Outpost offers an artist residency experience like no other– it is comfortable, private, peaceful, family-friendly and nature-oriented. While close to urban areas, it is truly an out-of-the-way place in one of the most unique geographical landscapes in the United States.

Prairieside Outpost is an idyllic family-friendly creative retreat nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas. It is located in the tiny and energetic creative community of Matfield Green. The property is adjacent to town and privately situated with 8 acres of beautiful tallgrass prairie beside the cottage. Stargazers will delight in the rural location which has spectacular night skies within a truly dark site for astronomical observation.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION TO PRAIRIESIDE OUTPOST

·  Artists at any level in their career can apply to this program

·  Applications will be considered according to relevance and suitability to this unique opportunity. 

·  Artists whose work will benefit from being informed by an experience in the Flint Hills of Kansas will be prioritized. 

·  Artists with families are absolutely welcome to this program.


Nature lovers, artists and vacationers looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway will enjoy Prairieside Cottage. The main house features a full kitchen, dining room, living room, office space, bedroom and bathroom (with a deep soaking tub), as well as a custom loft space that is perfect for reading and dreaming. The property also has a quaint one-room studio building that is an ideal artist’s or writer’s studio.

Nature lovers, artists and vacationers looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway will enjoy Prairieside Cottage. The main house features a full kitchen, dining room, living room, office space, bedroom and bathroom (with a deep soaking tub), as well as a custom loft space that is perfect for reading and dreaming. The property also has a quaint one-room studio building that is an ideal artist’s or writer’s studio.

Families and children are welcome. Nature walks are possible on the property, which hosts abundant wildlife and a variety of plants and grasses. Trains run close by, art galleries are just around the corner, the sky is a constantly beautiful canvas, and there are many local attractions and historical sites to explore in the area.

Families and children are welcome. Nature walks are possible on the property, which hosts abundant wildlife and a variety of plants and grasses. Trains run close by, art galleries are just around the corner, the sky is a constantly beautiful canvas, and there are many local attractions and historical sites to explore in the area.