In partnership with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship
Tulsa, Oklahoma is a historic city of countless identities – and shining brightly among them is a growing population of artists, writers, musicians, and creatives. At the forefront of this community is Tulsa Artist Fellowship, which has created spaces across the city for art, music, and literature to flourish. These include their Flagship exhibition space and the Archer, Cameron, and Detroit Studios. In this episode of ‘Meet the institutions’, we visit the city of Tulsa to see their spaces, take in the landmark buildings, Art Deco architecture, public art – and catch-up with the Executive Director, Carolyn Sickles, about the fellowship’s unique approach to supporting artists for the long term. We also visit the studios of three fellows – video and visual artist Kalup Linzy as well as mother and son, clay sculptor and fabric artist Anita Fields and painter Yatika Fields. ‘I was able to sit down, think about my life, but also to think about my work and really start to take care of myself,’ says Linzy, reflecting on what the fellowship has brought to his practice.
Tulsa Artist Fellowship, a cultural initiative of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, is a place-based award. The fellows receive remarkable support – including stipends for living, housing, health, childcare, studio assistants, relocation, and fully-subsidized studios in the center of the city’s Arts District. More information can be found on the Tulsa Artist Fellowship website.
Film, Shot, Edit: Shaandiin Tome
Sound, Music: Forrest Goodluck
Additional First Friday Footage: Brittany Bendabout
Drone Footage: Buddy FX, Courtesy of Tulsa Remote
Executive Editor: Coline Milliard
Senior Editor: Alicia Reuter
Video Commissioner: Jeanne-Salomé Rochat
Creative Producer: Akiel Gallina
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