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OK Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship Log

This distinctive, yearlong program awards 12 fellows the opportunity to participate in a structured and innovative curriculum designed to encourage new writing and curatorial projects.

The Program

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The Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship aims to train promising writers and curators by expanding their professional education and experience. The Fellowship offers each participant the opportunity to cultivate skills and knowledge by offering access to leading regional and national curators, critics, organizers and academics through public lectures and intimate, hands-on workshops.

The Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship identifies talented Fellows who possess a passion for art, a drive to excel in writing about art, and the desire to become active and engaged participants in the current contemporary art dialogue. The program provides education, mentorship, and support to writers and curators to help them realize greater potential. This is the fourth installment of the program, which was also held in 2010, 2012 and 2015. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) presents this program in partnership with the Philbrook Museum of Art, The University of Tulsa School of Art, Design & Art History, and other arts organizations.


2018-2019 applications are closed.

Requirements for Fellows:

  • Attend 6 Fellowship panel discussions & workshops

  • Read assigned texts monthly

  • Prepare assigned written texts (200 – 1500 words) throughout participation

  • Publish articles on the OVAC blog

  • Visit art exhibitions at museums & galleries

  • Participate in small-group workshop sessions outside of the in-person meetings

  • Participate in regional study trip, held in June/July

  • Prepare and submit one prepared text (750 – 1500 words) and supporting images to Lead Mentor by assigned deadline for final project to be published in Art Focus Oklahoma

  • Remain open to new ideas and criticism and respectful to both Mentors and fellow participants

Art Review OK

Art Review Oklahoma provides a regional platform for critical and thoughtful dialogue on contemporary art and curatorial practice. Click here to view articles by past fellows. 


2018-2019 Sponsors

Oklahoma Humanities Logo
National Endowment for the Arts Logo

2018-2019 Partners

Gilcrease Museum Logo
108 Contemporary Logo
Philbrook Museum of Art Logo
University of Tulsa Logo
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