Tulsa Artist Fellowship 2020-2021 Arts Integration Awardees

Tulsa Artist Fellows deepen community engagement with arts integration projects.

Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) awards 22 Arts Integration Awards to Tulsa Artist Fellows who have completed their Fellowship term and are dedicated to continue deepening their community engagement work in Tulsa, Okla. The year-long award package includes a $25,000 stipend, $10,000 in project resources, as well as free living and studio space. Resources provided through this award extend and deepen the community engagement initiatives of Tulsa Artist Fellows in addition to supporting the development of new artistic works.

All 2020-2021 award recipients and their forthcoming projects are listed below:

  • Atomic Culture & Blackhorse Lowe: Cinetelechy Lab, an Intergenerational Storytelling Mentorship
  • Sarah Ahmad: The American Dream, Installation Co-Presented with Greenwood Art Project
  • Steve Bellin-Oka: Tulsa Glitterary Conference, Engaging LGBQT+ Writers in Oklahoma
  • Liz Blood: Creative Field Guide to Northeastern Oklahoma, Fifth-Grade Reading-Level Youth
  • Rafael Corzo: Artistic Programming for Tulsa's Latino Community
  • Shane Darwent: Cycling the GAP, Biking Through the Pasts, Present and Futures of North Tulsa
  • Kristi Eaton: Welcoming Tulsa, Stories about and resources for finding homes in the Heartland
  • Anita Fields & Yatika Fields: War Club, Native Art & Activism Program Series
  • Juliana Goodman: Sooner, Literary Journal and Mentorship Program for Incarcerated Oklahomans
  • Elisa Harkins: Six Moons, an Indigenous Concert Series
  • Joy Harjo: We Were There When Jazz Was Invented, Jazz of Southeastern Native Nations Peoples
  • Karl Jones: Goff-Fest, Festival to Celebrate the Life and Work of Famed Architect Bruce Goff
  • Quraysh Ali Lansana: The Namesake Project, Community Education Project
  • Kalup Linzy: Queen Rose Art House, Artist Residency/Performance Platform/Social Space
  • Rhett McNeil: Tulsa Sandlot Society and Left Field Books, A Translation and Experimental Publishing Project
  • Joel Daniel Phillips: Killing the Negative, A series of poems and drawings in response to censored government photographs of the Great Depression
  • Moheb Soliman: Arab Film Fest Tulsa
  • Nathan Young: Tulsa Noise, Multi-Platform Performance Project
  • Richard Zimmerman: Add Space, Artworks in Tulsa’s Advertising Spaces

TAF Arts Integration Awards are project-based and reviewed by a panel of regional arts and socially engaged professionals. Selected proposals were determined focusing on the impact projects will have on the Tulsa and Greater Oklahoma communities prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the community engagement focus of these projects, award recipients have been uniquely challenged to strategically modify their original proposals to accommodate virtual and/or physically-distanced audience engagement.

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