the Call to Artists

—  Tulsa’s Greenwood Art Project will examine the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with the world. The Greenwood Art Project is the art and cultural component of the 1921 Race Massacre Centennial taking place at various times and locations throughout the year 2021, culminating on May 31, 2021.

 

Call to Artists: Greenwood Art Project


 

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Tulsa’s Greenwood Art Project will examine the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with the world. The Greenwood Art Project is the art and cultural component of the 1921 Race Massacre Centennial taking place at various times and locations throughout the year 2021, culminating on May 31, 2021. The project seeks to address issues directly connected to Black Wall Street’s development and demise, the 1921 Race Massacre, the legacy these events have left in Tulsa, and the potential for Greenwood to become a vital area once again. The project goal is to support art works that speak to the Greenwood District history, both its tragedy and triumph, and its future, the economic rebuilding of Greenwood. This project seeks to unify Tulsa through equity and inclusion, in the spirit of the historical Black Wall Street.

There are many stories to be told about Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the 1921 Race Massacre. No one is more qualified to tell these stories than those with direct connections to Tulsa and Oklahoma. The Greenwood Art Project seeks artists, designers, writers, musicians, poets, and others with Tulsa and Oklahoma roots who have stories to tell and visions to share about the Greenwood story. 

The selection process consists of two rounds: 

Round 1: Initial Proposal 

Round 2: Revised Proposal 

Proposals accepted from the Revised Proposal Round will be invited to participate in the project. Between 20-30 proposals will be accepted. The Greenwood Art Project is led by artist Rick Lowe, known for his social sculptural practice that solicits creative participation of people from all walks of life, where everyone has the potential to be an artist. He and the Greenwood Art Project selection committee will be looking for the most interesting, provocative, thoughtful, innovative proposals to move to the Second Round of the process.