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Rachel Hayes works in her studio at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) is accepting 2019 applications for its year-long fellowship program. TAF will award up to 30 fellowships in 2019 totaling more than $1 million in stipends, free housing and workspace to continue to enhance Tulsa, Oklahoma’s thriving arts scene.

TAF provides unrestricted awards of $20,000 for both visual and literary artists in all stages of their careers providing artists with the time and space to create.

“We are currently welcoming the Fellowship group of 2018 and are thrilled to have such a variety of disciplines within our program,” said Julia White, program manager of TAF. “As we begin our third year and look to our fourth, TAF continues to develop and has quickly become a powerful presence throughout Tulsa, further advancing the program’s mission of enhancing the local contemporary arts community.”

Open to local and national artists in the disciplines of literary and visual arts, TAF fellows will be awarded a stipend, free housing and workspace. All fellowships are merit-based grants, not project grants, and fellows will be expected to integrate into the local community by participating in local programs, symposiums and more. All non-Tulsa resident artists will live in provided housing in the Tulsa Arts District.

“One of the things about being in the Tulsa Arts District, is that it’s very conducive to creating art,” said Tulsa Artist Fellow Nathan Young. “The fellowship has given me the freedom to support my practice and the time to explore a variety of mediums.”

A selection panel and advisory committee consisting of art leaders and professionals throughout the country travel to Tulsa to make the fellowship selections. Jeff Martin, Philbrook Museum of Art and BookSmart Tulsa, is a TAF committee member and moderated the 2018 Literary Arts Selection Panel.

“The thought, care and attention to detail put into both writer and panelist selection exemplifies the overall ambition and quality of the entire TAF program,” said Martin.

For each discipline category, visual and literary, up to 15 fellowships will be awarded based on the quality of entries.

TAF: Visual Artists

  • Fellows will be awarded a $20,000 unrestricted stipend with free housing and workspace in the Tulsa Arts District for one year with a possibility of renewal.
  • 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.

TAF: Literary Artists

  • Fellows will be awarded a $20,000 unrestricted stipend with free housing and workspace in the Tulsa Arts District for one year with a possibility of renewal.
  • TAF literary artist selection will focus on creative nonfiction, fiction, graphic novel, young-adult fiction, poetry and play/screen writing.
  • 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.

Applications for the 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship are due on March 1, 2018. The fellowship will begin in January 2019.

 

ARTISTS: CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

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