Ahha Tulsa is pleased to extend our building as a canvas for local black artists to create temporary chalk murals centered around the theme: Message of Hope and Reconciliation. In the interest of time, the first two mural artists have identified and contracted by ahha exhibition staff. This call is to fill slots for the remaining six murals that will be created January – June 2021.

Timeline

Murals will be created monthly to coincide with First Fridays (weather permitting) - November 2020 – June 2021 (8 murals total)

Program Goals

· Provide an opportunity for local black artists to create highly-visible, temporary works of art in the Tulsa Arts District

· Use ahha Tulsa as a physical canvas to display uplifting messages of hope and reconciliation for the Tulsa Community to enjoy monthly between November 2020 and the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre in June of 2021

Artist Benefits

· A stipend of $1000 per mural will be paid to mural artists

· Artists will receive free Admission (with a plus one) to visit ahha during the month when the artist’s mural is created

· Supplies of the artist’s choosing will be provided by ahha

· Ahha will professionally photograph murals to share with artists for their portfolios

· Mural Photographs as well as artist bios will be featured in a Chalk Mural Gallery on the ahha Tulsa website

Deadline

EXTENDED: Applications are due by midnight on January 31st 

Artist Selection and Notification

· Artists will be selected by a diverse panel of ahha exhibiton staff and community members

· Selected artists will be notified by email no later than Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm

Questions

Please email Dr. Amber Litwack, Director of Education and Exhibitions at alitwack@ahhatulsa.org

Vision Arts applying organizations must be nonprofit institutions that engage in the cultural, intellectual, historical, or artistic enrichment of the people of Tulsa through programs, exhibits, and/or performances. Applying organizations must be principally located within the limits of the City of Tulsa and must have 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship. Informational resources about the Vision Arts grants are available at this website:  http://tulsaplanning.org/VISIONarts

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