TULSA ART STUDIO TOUR: Call for artists

Artists with studios in Tulsa are invited to submit an application to be considered as an artist for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) Tulsa Art Studio Tour on July 8, 2024, 10am-5pm. This public tour showcases the talent of artists who live and work in Tulsa in an open-house style, self-guided tour. Visitors can meet the artists, buy their artwork, and watch them create in their unique workspaces.

APPLICATION COMPONENTS:

__ Studio Address

__ Studio Accessibility

__ Studio Occupancy

__ Images of Studio

__ Representative Images of Artwork

__ Artist Bio

__ Narrative Statement About Why You Want to Participate in the Studio Tour
 

TIMELINE:

February 15 - Applications Open

March 10 - Applications Due

Late March - Artists Announced

June 8-  Tulsa Art Studio Tour event in Tulsa, OK
 

OTHER DETAILS:

The tour is self guided through the participating art studios located in Tulsa. This year we are offering tickets on a pay-what-you-can scale. The addresses of every studio will be available for everyone who registers for a ticket so attendees can visit each stop at their own pace.
 

QUESTIONS:

Questions are encouraged! Please contact ariana@ovac-ok.org.

Once you have finished your project for the grant you were awarded please fill out this report form within 30 days.

We ask all grantees to submit a final report to stay in good standing to receive future funding from OVAC.

The form includes short answer questions and a field for you to upload support materials such as and budget, photos, or videos that document your project.

If you have questions please contact the Administrative and Artist Relations Manager, Ariana Weir at ariana@ovac-ok.org

Once you have finished your Thrive project please fill out this report form within 30 days.

We ask all grantees to submit a final report to stay in good standing to receive future funding from OVAC.

The form includes short answer questions, demographic questions about you and your collaborators, and a field for you to upload support materials such as budget, photos, or videos that document your project.

If you have questions please contact the Administrative and Artist Relations Manager, Ariana Weir at ariana@ovac-ok.org

Do you have a large, public project you want to launch, but need some funds to make it happen? A fiscal sponsorship from OVAC allows you to use our 501(c)(3) status to solicit donations giving your donors the benefit of a tax receipt and allows you to apply for grants that require a 501(c)(3) status. After reviewing the FAQ below, reach out to us to see if your project qualifies!


FAQs:

What is fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship allows an individual or group to use OVAC’s 501(c)(3) status to solicit donations, giving the donors the benefit of receiving a tax receipt for their donation as it goes through OVAC. It also allows the individual or group to apply for some grants that require backing from a nonprofit organization.

What is the difference between a grant and fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship is not a funding program. Instead, it enables individual artists and artist-run organizations to use OVAC’s charitable 501(c)(3) status to raise tax-deductible money through grants and individual contributions.

Grants, on the other hand, are monetary awards to individuals.

What kind of projects qualify?

All projects must align with OVAC’s mission of supporting Oklahoma’s visual arts and artists and their power to enrich communities. Fiscal sponsorship is only for a specific project and is not intended to last indefinitely to support an artist’s career. Fiscally sponsored projects must benefit the public in some way. That could include a subject screening, exhibition, performance or talk, exploring an issue, or otherwise offering an opportunity for an underrepresented group of people. Because donations to fiscally sponsored projects are tax-deductible, projects must add value to the public sphere and not only benefit the artist’s private gain.

Can I keep an artist’s fee from the amount fundraised?

Yes, we believe in paying artists for their work! We expect for you to include an artist’s fee in your budget. As a guideline, project managers generally don’t get paid more than 20% of the budget, yet it varies from project to project.

Is there a cost?

All applicants must be a current OVAC member. OVAC retains a 4% administration fee of the funds raised.

Will OVAC fundraise for me?

No, but we will promote your project on social media to help build awareness.

Does OVAC have any creative control over the project?

No. Projects that are fiscally sponsored by OVAC are considered independent contractors and retain their own identity. Project directors retain creative control and ownership of their project/organization.

Do I have to have a US Social Security number or be incorporated in the US to join OVAC Fiscal Sponsorship?

Yes. you must have a social security number or be incorporated as an LLC or corporation in the US.

Do I have to live in Oklahoma?

Yes, you must be a current Oklahoma resident and the public presentation of the project must take place in Oklahoma.

Who decides if my application is accepted?

A committee of OVAC board members carefully reviews each application for mission alignment, quality of the proposal and project, and feasibility of the project.

Can I talk to someone at OVAC before I apply?

Of course! Call us at 405-879-2400 or email Rebecca Kinslow at Director@ovac-ok.org.



Requirements to Apply:

Applications must include the following:

  • Project description
  • Project budget with both income and expenses
  • Resume/CV of key participants
  • 10 Work samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video artwork with descriptions 
  • Artwork sample list 
  • Letter of support (if applicable)

For questions, contact Rebecca Kinslow at (405) 879-2400 Ex. 4 or Director@ovac-ok.org.

GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: call for applications

The Grants for Artists program fosters Oklahoma’s visual artistic creative excellence. The grants committee supports the mission of OVAC and scores submissions based on the merit of each application according to the pertinent grant category and its associated criteria.Grants for Artists help individual Oklahoma artists create visual art for public presentation, develop their professional practices, and lead community projects.Grants are open to artists working in visual-based mediums, curation, and art writing.

Applications are reviewed twice throughout the year and are due by 11:59 pm on October 15th or March 15th.

Creative Projects grants fund up to $1500 and are for creating new work that will culminate in a public event focused on artist’s own work. Applications are evaluated by measuring career altering potential, quality of work, concept, and ability to complete project.


 

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, not currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program, Oklahoma residents, and must not have received grant funding from OVAC within the past year.  
 

APPLICATION COMPONENTS: 

__Completed application form below 

__Artist Resume/CV 

__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words) 

__10-15 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork (work samples can include artwork, sketches or concept drawing, writing samples, documentation of curatorial projects, or other relevant work). Please keep video samples limited to 3-5 minutes) 

__Artwork sample list (to identify your images) 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional but encouraged) 

__Balanced Budget (income = expenses) 

__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion 

__Secured or potential venues


 

TIMELINE

- Applications must be received by March 15th or October 15th

- Committee will review applications following the deadline

- You will be notified of our decision within 4 weeks of the deadline

- Accepted applicants will receive payment approximately 2 weeks after being notified and submitting paperwork

- Grant projects must occur after grant is awarded and within one year of receiving grant funds


 

QUESTIONS:
Questions are encouraged! Please contact ariana@ovac-ok.org.

GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: call for applications

The Grants for Artists program fosters Oklahoma’s visual artistic creative excellence. The grants committee supports the mission of OVAC and scores submissions based on the merit of each application according to the pertinent grant category and its associated criteria.Grants for Artists help individual Oklahoma artists create visual art for public presentation, develop their professional practices, and lead community projects.Grants are open to artists working in visual-based mediums, curation, and art writing.

Applications are reviewed twice throughout the year and are due by 11:59 pm on October 15th or March 15th.

Community / Artist Partnership grants fund up to $1500 and are for initiating community-based projects leading to artwork creation. Applications are evaluated by measuring quality of work, community impact, concept, and ability to complete project.


ELIGIBILITY:

Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, not currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program, Oklahoma residents, and must not have received grant funding from OVAC within the past year.    


APPLICATIONS COMPONENTS:
  __Completed application form below
  __Artist Resume/CV
  __Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)
  __10-15 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork (work samples can include artwork, sketches or concept drawing, writing samples, documentation of curatorial projects, or other relevant work). Please keep video samples to 3-5 minutes.
  __Artwork sample list (to identify your images)
  __Sketches or concept drawing (optional but encouraged)
  __Balanced Budget (income = expenses)
  __Timeline identifying major milestones to completion
  __Secured or potential venues


TIMELINE:

- Applications must be received by March 15th or October 15th

- Committee will review applications following the deadline

- You will be notified of our decision within 4 weeks of the deadline

- Accepted applicants will receive payment approximately 2 weeks after being notified and submitting paperwork

- Grant projects must occur after grant is awarded and within one year of receiving grant funds  


QUESTIONS: 

Questions are encouraged! Please contact ariana@ovac-ok.org.

GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: call for applications

The Grants for Artists program fosters Oklahoma’s visual artistic creative excellence. The grants committee supports the mission of OVAC and scores submissions based on the merit of each application according to the pertinent grant category and its associated criteria.Grants for Artists help individual Oklahoma artists create visual art for public presentation, develop their professional practices, and lead community projects.Grants are open to artists working in visual-based mediums, curation, and art writing.

Applications are reviewed three times throughout the year and are due by 11:59 pm on January 15th, or March 15th, or October 15th.

Education Assistance grants fund up to $500 and are for educational opportunities such as: conferences, residencies, studio workshops, or study trips and can includes travel fees. Applications are evaluated by measuring the quality of educational opportunity, potential impact on practice/career, ability to complete project, and relevance based on portfolio.


ELIGIBILITY:

Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, not currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program, Oklahoma residents, and must not have received grant funding from OVAC within the past year.    


APPLICATION COMPONENTS:

__Completed application form below
__Artist Resume or CV
__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)
__5-10 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork. For video, include up to 3 minutes total
__Image list, and if applicable, include file name, medium, date, and dimensions
__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion
__Balanced Budget, meaning expenses are equal to income


TIMELINE:

- Applications must be received by January 15th, March 15th, or October 15th

- Committee will review applications following the deadline

- You will be notified of our decision within 4 weeks of the deadline

- Accepted applicants will receive payment approximately 2 weeks after being notified and submitting paperwork

- Grant projects must occur after grant is awarded and within one year of receiving grant funds  

 

QUESTIONS: 

Questions are encouraged! Please contact ariana@ovac-ok.org.

GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: call for applications

The Grants for Artists program fosters Oklahoma’s visual artistic creative excellence. The grants committee supports the mission of OVAC and scores submissions based on the merit of each application according to the pertinent grant category and its associated criteria.Grants for Artists help individual Oklahoma artists create visual art for public presentation, develop their professional practices, and lead community projects.Grants are open to artists working in visual-based mediums, curation, and art writing.

Applications are reviewed three times throughout the year and are due by 11:59 pm on January 15th, March 15th, or October 15th.

Professional Basics grants fund up to $500 and are for the essentials of an art practice such as quality artwork samples, display/framing, shipping, travel to professional events, website development, etc. Applications are evaluated by measuring the quality of the proposed project, ability to complete project, and relevance based on portfolio.


ELIGIBILITY:

Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, not currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program, Oklahoma residents, and must not have received grant funding from OVAC within the past year.


APPLICATION COMPONENTS:
__Completed application form below
__Artist Resume or CV
__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)
__5-10 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork. For video, include up to 3 minutes total
__Image list, and if applicable, include file name, medium, date, and dimensions
__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion
__Balanced Budget, meaning expenses are equal to income
__Secured or potential venues


TIMELINE:

- Applications must be received by January 15th, March 15th, or October 15th

- Committee will review applications following the deadline

- You will be notified of our decision within 4 weeks of the deadline

- Accepted applicants will receive payment approximately 2 weeks after being notified and submitting paperwork

- Grant projects must occur after grant is awarded and within one year of receiving grant funds

 

QUESTIONS:   

Questions are encouraged! Please contact ariana@ovac-ok.org.

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition