An Oklahoma Art in Public Places Project - Call for Artists

The Oklahoma Arts Council, in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, is pleased to announce a call for artists for a series of projects honoring the vibrant history of Tulsa's Greenwood District. The Pathway to Hope Public Art Trail will add meaningful artwork to the underpasses of Tulsa's Interstate 244, from Main Street to Greenwood Avenue. Artwork selected will be 2D or 3D but should not consist of murals painted directly onto the concrete underpasses. Artwork can incorporate light and sound if consideration is given to minimizing maintenance needs.

The Oklahoma Arts Council, in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, is pleased to announce a call for artists for a series of projects honoring the vibrant history of Tulsa's Greenwood District. The Pathway to Hope Public Art Trail will add meaningful artwork to the underpasses of Tulsa's Interstate 244, from Main Street to Greenwood Avenue. Artwork selected will be 2D or 3D but should not consist of murals painted directly onto the concrete underpasses. Artwork can incorporate light and sound if consideration is given to minimizing maintenance needs.

Themes

A theme has been chosen for the underpass at each street in connection with Greenwood District historical references and the cultural landscape of the surrounding area. Artwork selected for each underpass will demonstrate connection to the theme and incorporate significant community engagement in the development of the content. Themes are:

  • Main Street – "Creativity"

  • Boston Avenue – "Resilience"

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard  – "Vision"

  • Detroit Avenue – "Justice"

  • Elgin Avenue – "Hope"

  • Greenwood Avenue – "Remembrance"

Project Funds

The artist or artist team selected for each underpass will receive $285,000 to create the artwork. Artists may be considered for more than one underpass. Honoraria is provided to artists selected to develop conceptual design proposals. All costs associated with the public art project are covered by this budget.

Eligibility

All artists are eligible regardless of age, race, class, national origin, creed, gender, gender expression, religious affiliation, physical or mental ability. The Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation encourage artistic diversity.

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2021.

Click here to submit artist qualifications.

Deadline

Oklahoma Arts Council

Venue

Contact Email

Organization

November 16, 2021, 5:30:00 AM

Greenwood District

Tulsa, Ok