There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15.  

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. Community partner organizations must be 501c3 nonprofits operating in Oklahoma. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Community Artist Partnership Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in Application below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

__Artwork sample list 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional)

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15. 

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Creative Project Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

__Artwork sample list 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional)

Education Grant proposals may be submitted for 4 deadlines throughout the year on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15. Proposals must be submitted at least 45 days before the start of the activities. Applications are due by 11:59 pm. 

Before submission, please review application form for project eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Education Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15.  

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility.Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Professional Basics Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

MOMENTUM 2020: CALL FOR ARTISTS
Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger are invited to submit artwork to the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) interactive, multi-disciplinary art event Momentum. Momentum will open March 20th, 2020.


AWARDS
Cash prizes selected by the curators. Additionally, a $100 Viewer’s Choice Award is voted by the audience.

TIMELINE
January 23, by 11:59 pm: Deadline for artwork entries. Submissions accepted at www.ovac.submittable.com
February 7, by 5 pm: Artists notified via email, selected artist list posted at www.MomentumOklahoma.org.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Momentum is open to artists ages 30 and younger who live and work in Oklahoma, or who have a permanent address in Oklahoma. Performance artists, filmmakers, installation, 2D, and 3D artists are encouraged. Submissions must have been created in the last two years and may not have been exhibited in previous Momentum exhibitions. 
  • Applicants must be OVAC members to apply. Membership benefits include access to OVAC's annual Resource Guide, inclusion in OVAC's online Artist Gallery, discount for Artist Survival Kit (ASK) workshops, entry fees waived for OVAC opportunities, and more. Student memberships are $25 per year and individual memberships are $45 per year. Join OVAC today.
  • You may submit up to 3 works in total. (i.e. if you submit one performance art proposal, you could also submit two paintings)

     

SUBMISSION
Submissions are accepted online only at www.ovac.submittable.com. Images must be jpegs, no more than 2MB per image. Please label uploaded documents with last name and number corresponding to the image list. (i.e. Smith01.jpg)
Please also submit an image list including title, medium, year created, and dimensions (if applicable) or include a brief description of samples for time-based artwork. Please do not include spaces or special characters in file names.

2D or 3D Art: You may submit up to two images of each piece. Please only submit a second image if you need to show an additional view or detail.
Performance Art: Submit short written proposals describing the performance, including length and preferred performance space. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past performances, sketches, videos, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.
Installations: Submit short written proposals for installations. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past related artworks, sketches, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.
Film/Video: Submit a URL that links directly to the video. Include a brief written summary of the video including length. Short films are preferred. Artist must provide equipment for screening all film/video works. 


CURATOR

Jade Powers, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, earned a Master's degree in religious studies from Indiana University and holds a Bachelor's degree in art history and religious studies from DePauw University. Powers has a special interest in modern and contemporary African American and Indian art.

Before joining the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art as Assistant Curator, Powers was the 2017-2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum. There, Powers created the first museum-wide gallery guide to comprehensively highlight works by artists of African descent and began research for the 2019 exhibition, Shape of Abstraction, showcasing a recent gift of over 80 abstract works by African American artists. At the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Powers has curated four Permanent Collection exhibitions - Deconstructing Marcus Jansen, Abstracted Wonders: The Power of Lines, Color Application, and Child's Play: An Exploration of Adolescence - and is working on several upcoming projects.
 

QUESTIONS
For questions, contact Audrey Gleason, Programs and Events Coordinator, at 405-879-2400 Ext. 2 or audrey@ovac-ok.org.
 

OTHER DETAILS
OVAC is not responsible, at any time, for the loss, damage or theft of artwork. Submission of artwork constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication. Selected artwork must come presentation ready (i.e. framed with wire or d-rings, ready to hang). Curators reserve the right to refuse works that differ from those submitted or are deemed not presentation-ready. Artists are responsible for delivery and post-event pick up of materials. OVAC will retain a 30% commission on all works sold at the event. Accepted artists will receive 2 tickets to each night of the event.

Art 365: 2021 - Call for Artists

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) seeks artistic proposals for the Art 365 exhibition. Through Art 365, Oklahoma artists create innovative artwork working with a nationally recognized curator. 

The five awarded artists each will receive a $12,000 honorarium. Once selected, the artists will work with a curator from May 2020-May 2021 to create a NEW body of original artwork for the exhibition, opening in June 2021. Those selected will meet with the guest curator multiple times throughout the year-long award period in order to prepare for the exhibition. Through studio visits and regular communications, the artists and curator will discuss direction, examine progress, and finalize the concept and presentation. Visual artists working in all media are eligible to submit, including but not limited to drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, film/video, mixed media, and/or multi-media. 

Eligibility:

Eligible artists must be 21 years or older. Eligible artists must have resided in Oklahoma for at least one year at the time of application and remain a resident throughout the exhibition. Applicants cannot be enrolled as degree-seeking art students at the time of the application or exhibition opening. Past Art 365 artists are not eligible to apply. 

Collaborative proposals are welcomed from longstanding collaborations or from partnerships established for this project. Individual artists may only submit one proposal or be a part of one collaborative proposal. 

Honoraria & Documentation:

The curator will select five proposals who will each receive a total commission of $12,000 paid in quarterly installments. OVAC will produce a catalog of artwork and essays, as well as various other types of documentation.

Initial Timeline:

March 1, 2020, 11:59 pm: Deadline for Artist Applications 

April 2020: Notification to finalists and non-selected artists via e-mail

May 2020: Finalist studio visits 

May 2020: Notification of selected 5 proposals 

**The timeline for studio visits and artwork set up/delivery will be worked out during 2020 with the selected artists.**

June 2021: Exhibition debuts in Oklahoma City 

July 2021: Exhibition moves to Tulsa 

Locations:
Exhibition venues will be announced at a later date.

Sales: 

Artists retain ownership of their work commissioned by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Art sales are at the discretion of the artist and will be handled by the venue where appropriate. Artworks do not have to be for sale. Artists can expect a commission on sales. 

Entry:

Applicants must be OVAC members to apply for Art 365. 

Become a member through the website at www.ovac-ok.org/membership-form

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition