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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. 


Artists must be 21 years or older at the time of the application. Eligible artists must have resided in Oklahoma for at least one year at the time of application and remain a resident throughout both iterations of the Art 365 exhibition. Applicants cannot submit projects that are part of a degree-seeking program. Art 365 projects must be original and created specifically for this OVAC program.  

Past Art 365 artists are not eligible to apply. 

We will accept collaborative proposals from longstanding collaborators or from partnerships established for this project. Artists may only submit one proposal. You may apply as an individual OR as a collaboration.

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 at Living Arts in Tulsa 

August 5th 2021: Exhibition opens at Artspace at Untitled in OKC

Exhibition venues will be announced at a later date.


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. 


Applicants must be OVAC members to apply for Art 365. 

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

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.