Tulsa Artist Fellowship 2023

Tulsa Artist Fellowship recognizes the benefits and importance of nurturing a vibrant creative community. We strive to provide artists and arts workers with space and time to focus on their disciplines. We are honored and thrilled to welcome prospective local and nationwide arts practitioners into our program.

Application closes on March 9, 2023.

Tulsa Artist Fellowship annually appoints 30 arts experts working across the United States who represent a wide spectrum of artistic disciplines to join the application process. Individuals with outreach-specific roles support the open call submission by leveraging their network of experienced creatives to help identify eligible candidates. Panelists, including art world key players, visionary artists and arts workers, past award recipients, and essential Tulsa Artist Fellowship stakeholders, evaluate submissions independently and at the top candidate review session. This structure deepens the Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s connection to the expansive communities and practices that constitute the field of art.

A highly competitive application will exemplify the following criteria:

  • Applicant has established a rigorous and innovative arts practice
  • Making art in Tulsa feels meaningful to the applicant
  • Proposed project is forward-thinking, demonstrates impactful community engagement, appears achievable, and will significantly contribute to Tulsa’s arts identity


Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s 2024-2026 award application will open for submissions from January 18, 2023February 16, 2023. Over 1,200 artists engaged with Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s 2022-2023 award designation process.

JANUARY 2024 – DECEMBER 2026
APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • RESUME / CV
  • ARTISTIC PRACTICE STATEMENT (500 WORD MAX)
    Provide a statement describing your artistic practice, approach, influences, intended impact, and context of provided work samples
  • FELLOWSHIP STATEMENT (500 WORD MAX)If designated a Tulsa Artist Fellowship award, how do you see this opportunity impacting your career? Why Tulsa and why now?
  • PROJECT TITLE & 3-YEAR PROJECT DESCRIPTION (500 WORD MAX)
    Project proposals should demonstrate:
    • Dedication to innovative arts engagement that extends from the applicants’ artistic practice into the Tulsa community
    • In 3-year-long sections, describe project activity, intended audience(s), impact goals, engagement format, location(s), forecasted service hour allotment (planning implementation ), and any intended/potential project partner(s)
    • Relevant visual aids are optional (PDF, Video, Images, Audio)
  • WORKING BUDGET: $150,000 AWARD STIPEND
    Budget lines should include general living expenses, artistic practice materials/equipment, project costs, and travel (if occurring).
  • THREE (3) ARTS FIELD REFERENCES (NAME, FIELD ROLES, CONTACT INFORMATION, & FIELD RELATIONSHIP)
  • WORK SAMPLES (5-10 SAMPLES CREATED WITHIN THE PAST EIGHT YEARS)
    For writing-based practices, total work samples must not exceed 15 pages
    For time-based media practices, total work samples must not exceed 30 minutes

AWARD STRUCTURE

In response, Tulsa Artist Fellowship strives to remove these barriers by providing program participants with three core areas of support:

$150,000 stipend paid over three-years

$36,000 housing stipend over three-years

Fully subsidized studio space in Tulsa’s Arts and/or Greenwood Districts with access to shared facilities including a ceramics studio with kilns, woodshop, media lab, roof terrace, performance rehearsal space, and meeting rooms with video/audio capabilities

Estimated resource value of $27,000 over 3 years.

In the spirit of reflectivity, Tulsa Artist Fellowship has expanded additional award support areas to include:

  • Studio assistant stipend (over three years)
  • Health and wellness stipend (over three years)
  • Access to free fitness facilities
  • Childcare reimbursements for Fellowship activities
  • $1,500 one-time relocation stipend

QUALIFICATIONS

National and local artists and/or arts workers of any medium and/or discipline with a minimum of five-years of arts field experience.

Applicant must be at least 25 years old and a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 Visa holder.

During three-year award term, awardees commit to living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

With the recognition that groundbreaking art practices thrive within an intention-setting framework, awardees will commit to actualizing a proposed project during the three-year program term. Competitive project submissions will extend from the applicants’ artistic practice, be forward-thinking, demonstrate impactful community engagement, and will significantly contribute to Tulsa’s arts identity.

Previous Tulsa Artist Fellowship awardees are ineligible to reapply for additional award terms.

website: Award — TULSA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

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