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The Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a program established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to enhance the local art scene by retaining and recruiting artists to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Entering its second year, the TAF is expanding to include writers along with visual artists. With the inaugural class of artists beginning their fellowships this month, the TAF is now accepting applications for 2017. Awarding up to 30 new fellowships for writers and visual artists totaling over $1 million in stipends and free housing for the second cohort, the TAF will continue to enhance Tulsa’s growing art scene.
All fellowships are merit-based, not project grants, with a one-year term for visual artists and two-year terms for writers. Additionally, fellows will be expected to integrate into the local community by participating in local programs and symposiums, while non-resident artists will be required to live in provided housing in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. For each discipline category (visual artist and writers) up to 15 fellowships will be awarded based on the quality of entries.
A coordinating committee consisting of local leaders in the Tulsa arts community will screen all fellowship applications for eligibility and coordinate community programs for the fellows during their time in Tulsa.
Applications for the TAF 2017 are due on March 4, 2016, and fellows will be announced on June 1, 2016. The fellowship will begin on January 9, 2017. To learn more about the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and apply, visit www.TulsaArtistFellowship.org.