Thank you for your interest in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

The application period for 2018 is now closed. The 2019 Fellowship application window is January 1 – March 1, 2018.

Visual Artists

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship cultivates Tulsa’s art scene by both supporting local artists and attracting national artists.

The Fellowship provides a stipend, housing and workspace in Tulsa, Oklahoma to US Resident artists. The artists live and work in the Tulsa Arts District and are expected to integrate into the Tulsa arts community through local programs, symposiums and more. These and other activities introduce the artists to the many treasures that the Tulsa arts community has to offer.

Fellowships are merit-based, not project grants.

Details

  • Between 5 and 15 fellowships will be awarded each year
  • The fellowship seeks to obtain a diverse mix of local and national artists at different stages in their career.
  • The program will reserve some of the fellowship positions for Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists. A screening committee and selection panel will follow the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 as a guideline in awarding Native American artists a fellowship.

Awards

  • Year 1: $20,000 stipend, plus housing and studio workspace
  • Year 2 (contingent upon renewal): $12,500 stipend, plus housing and workspace
  • Year 3 (contingent upon renewal): $7,500 stipend, plus housing and workspace

Eligibility

  • Artists must be 21 years of age
  • Artists must be a US Resident
  • Artists must pass a background check
Literary Artists

The literary arts cohort of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship continues TAF’s effort to enhance the Tulsa art community by supporting local literary artists and attracting national poets, playwrights, screenwriters and writers of creative nonfiction and literary fiction.

The Fellowship provides a stipend, housing and work-space in Tulsa, Oklahoma to US Resident artists. The artists live and work in the Tulsa Arts District and are expected to integrate into the Tulsa arts community through literary programming, readings and more. These and other activities introduce the artists to the many treasures that the Tulsa literary arts community has to offer.

Fellowships are merit-based, not project grants.

Details

  • Between 5 and 15 fellowships will be awarded each year
  • The fellowship seeks to obtain a diverse mix of local and national artists at different stages in their career.
  • The program will reserve some of the fellowship positions for Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian artists. A screening committee and selection panel will follow the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 as a guideline in awarding Native American artists a fellowship.

Awards

  • Year 1: $20,000 plus free housing and studio workspace
  • Year 2 (contingent upon renewal): $12,500 plus free housing and studio workspace
  • Year 3 (contingent upon renewal): $7,500 plus free housing and studio workspace

Details

  • Between 5 and 15 fellowships will be awarded each year
  • The fellowship seeks to obtain a diverse mix of local and national writers at different stages in their career
  • The fellowship will include free housing in the Tulsa Arts District
  • Fellows must focus on Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young-Adult Fiction, Poetry, and Play/Screenwriting

Eligibility

  • Artists must be 21 years of age
  • Artists must be a US Resident
  • Artists must pass a background check