2020-2021 Fellowship Application Dates:

Friday, July 12 – Friday, September 6, 2019

Tulsa Artist Fellowship provides an unrestricted award of $20,000 for contemporary artists and arts workers for one year. In addition to the unrestricted award, Tulsa Artist Fellowship provides free housing and studio space within the Tulsa’s Arts and Greenwood Districts.

Given the unique cultural and historical landscape of Tulsa, designated fellowship spots will be reserved for Alaska Native, Native American and Native Hawaiian artists.

Fellowships are merit-based, not project grants, with a one-year term.

Artists at any stage of their careers are encouraged to apply.

2020 Fellowships begin August 2020. 


  • Between 5 and 15 fellowships will be awarded each year
  • The fellowship seeks to obtain a diverse mix of local and national contemporary artists and arts workers at various stages in their careers
  • The fellowship includes free housing and studio space in Tulsa’s Arts and Greenwood Districts


  • Artists must be 21 years of age
  • Artists must be a U.S. Resident
  • Artists must pass a background check