Rose Raft was founded as an arts organization in 2015 and is dedicated to advancing two central missions. First, we are committed to promoting participation in the arts as both necessary and natural human endeavors that enrich our understanding of self and the world in which we live and exponentially expands our capacity for learning in all areas. Secondly, we are equally committed to providing quality studio opportunities in writing, music and the visual arts that are both affordable and available to anyone pursuing their unique artistic expression and growth.

Rose Raft is an artist and musician residency located 40 miles North of Saint Louis off highway 55 in New Douglas, Illinois. We provide a space for creatives to make, grow, think, and connect.  

We accept rolling submissions. All serious and interested applicants please email to propose a project. More info can be found under FAQ.

We are proud partners with Flood Plain Gallery. Artists are provided the opportunity to participate in a group show at Flood Plain the November following their residency.