honoring our land, history & culture

Every community owes its existence and vitality to generations from around the world who contributed their hopes, dreams and energy to making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to leave their distant homes in hope of a better life, some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted and some fled Tulsa, never to return. Truth and acknowledgment are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference.

We begin this effort to acknowledge what has been buried by honoring the truth:
We are standing on the tribal lands of the Osage, Cherokee and Muscogee People. We honor their elders, past and present.
We are standing on the land of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. We pay respect to these victims and survivors, past and present.

Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration and settlement upon this land. Tulsa Artist Fellowship offers our care and commitment to acknowledging these truths and resisting injustice in all forms through intentional programming and artistic practices.

Executive Director

Carolyn Sickles

Artistic Program Producer

Michelle Svenson

Artistic Program Producer

Nathan Young

Communications & Event Coordinator

Cheyenne Smith

Operations Manager

Caroline Chandler

Program Spaces Technician

Daniel Sutliff