Tulsa Artist Fellowship designates 10 new fellows from an open call process who receive $150,000 over three award years in addition to a $12,000 yearly housing stipend, $1,200 yearly health stipend, $1,200 yearly studio assistant stipend, $1,500 relocation stipend, fully-subsidized studio spaces, and access to shared art-making facilities. This program is integrated into a cultural district with galleries and performance venues, green space, independent retailers, and restaurants. Awardees commit to actualizing a project during the three-year program term.
- 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.
- George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), and GKFF Operating LLC employees are ineligible for this award.
Image: Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s Indigenous Mural Series curated by awardee Yatika Starr Fields (Osage/Muscogee/Cherokee) featuring “Connected Pathways” (2020) by Nanibah Chacon (Diné/Chicana), mural, 16 × 116 feet, 533 South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma (photo by Melissa Lukenbaugh)