The Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) recognizes excellent artists and writers and provides them the resources to live and work in Tulsa and contribute to its vital visual and literary art scene. The TAF provides an unrestricted stipend of $20,000, free housing and workspace to visual and literary artists. The TAF encourages artists from all across the country to apply and requires all fellows to reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the duration of the fellowship.
The application for the 2019 class of Tulsa Artist Fellows will be available on January 1, 2018.
The applications for the 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowships are due on March 1, 2018.
The names of the 2018 Fellows will be announced mid-August, 2017.
2018 Artist Fellows will be required to move into their assigned apartments on January 15, 2018.
The Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a one year fellowship with an option to renew for a second and third year.
For 2018, TAF will award fellowships in two categories: Visual Arts and Writing.
For Visual Artists, fellowships will be awarded in Public and/or Gallery Oriented Visual Artists of all kinds.
For Writers, TAF will award fellowships to writers focused on Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young-Adult Fiction, Poetry, and Play/Screen Writing.
The TAF committee encourages applicants at all stages of their career to apply.
Public Art is defined by TAF as any type of art in which it was planned with the intention of being staged in the public domain accessible to all. Gallery Oriented Visual Art is defined by TAF as any medium or visual art that is exhibited in public or private museum, gallery or art center.
The number of Fellowships awarded will vary but the goal is to award between five and fifteen Fellowships for each category in 2018.
The Fellowship applications will be screened for eligibility by the local coordinating committee. Review of the application will be performed by a national panel of artists, art critics, curators, editors, writers, art educators and administrators.
The TAF program will use the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 as a guideline for awarding the Native American TAF. The details of this Act can be reviewed here: www.iacb.doi.gov.