Inclusion in Art is dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual arts community through exhibitions, workshops, creative projects and lectures.

Inclusion in Art continues to support artists of color by connecting communities through socially conscious presentations that challenge the mind and embrace progressive thought.

Panel 1

High Craft: Contemporary Fine Craft

Inclusion In Art is seeking submissions for High Craft: Contemporary Fine Craft exhibition. Inclusion In Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual art community. Selected work will be on display in the Norick Gallery on the Oklahoma City University campus from October 2023-December 2023. 

High Craft: Contemporary Fine Craft displays the best of modern craft artists of color in Oklahoma.  Craft refers to works done where the imagination and the hand of the maker are evident. Materials of crafts include fibers, ceramic, wood, glass, metal, basketry, furniture, jewelry, mixed media, paper, and wearable art. Craft is found in cultures across the world, and High Craft: Contemporary Fine Craft seeks to represent that diversity.

Eligibility: 
Open to all living Oklahoma residents who identify as a person of color including bipoc (black, indigenous, and people of color) who create craft art in the previously mentioned materials. Proposals for craft installations are also welcome.

Notes: 
Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
Selected artists will receive a monetary stipend.

Entry requirements:  

  1. CV or artist’s resume, Artist Statement (max 500 words) and Artist Bio (max 500 words)
  2. Artists can submit up to 5 works with up to 2 detailed images for a total of 7 images and submit an image list
    1. Image list should be a separate document as follow:  Artist Full Name – Artwork information (Image #, Title of work, medium/material/ size/dimension)
  3. Image File format: JPEG/JPG only. File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. File size: under 5 MB
    1. Image files should be named as follows –  Image #, artist’s Last Name, title.jpg  example: 1_LastName_Title.jpg
  4. For installations, please include proposals (max 500 words) with supporting images.
  5. Submit via inclusioninartokc@gmail.com

Key dates:

  • June 30, 2022 11:59pm – Submission Deadline
  • end of July 2022 – notifications of selected artists
  • October 25-27, 2023 – installation
  • October 30, 2023 – opening
  • December 15, 2023 – closing
Panel 2

Emerge: Art Mentorship Program 2022/23

Emerge is Inclusion In Art’s annual art mentorship program. 

The selected artist will work towards creating a body of work for a solo show towards the end of the year.  In the months leading up to the show, the artist will receive constructive feedback on their artwork from Inclusion In Art’s distinguished board of directors, practicing artists and curators. The selected artist will receive guidance in various professional practices

This program is open to any emerging Oklahoma artist that identifies as a racial/ethnic minority. We define emerging artists as anyone who has just started their career in art, no matter their age.  

Our organization is dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual art community. We encourage those in the early stages of their artistic career to become more involved.  

The Oklahoma City exhibition will be in February 2023, and possibly will travel to Tulsa in April 2023

Timeline of Program 

  • May 27th – June 1st Applicant Interviews
  • June 1st – 7th –  Final Selection and notification
  • June 20th – 25th – First studio visit

Deadline to apply May 25rd 2022 @ 11:59pm

How to apply

  • Email a complete application to Inclusioninartsubmissions@gmail.com
  • Include the subject line: Emerge 2022 – first and last name
  • Bio (include ethnicity/race)
  • Resume
  • Artist Statement
  • 5 – 10 images/video samples (files must be numbered and labeled by first and last initial. Ex. AB01)
  • Image list (number, title, medium, dimensions)
Panel 3

Curate: Curatorial Mentorship Program 2022/23

Inclusion In Art Curatorial Mentorship Program

The emerging curator will work with members of the Inclusion In Art board and with a selected emerging artist. The emerging curator will provide critique and thematic input into the exhibition. The selected person will develop their skills by learning the professional aspects of curation, including writing and research, community involvement and applying for grants. The Curate Program requires a commitment of approximately six months, which will conclude with an Art Exhibition in a gallery at the end of 2021. We encourage those in the early stages of their curatorial career to apply.

This program is open to any emerging curator living in Oklahoma that identifies as a racial/ethnic minority. We define an emerging artist as anyone who is in the early stages of their career in art, no matter their age.  

Inclusion In Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual art community. IIA continues to support artists of color by connecting communities through presentations that challenge traditional perspectives and embrace progressive thought. 

Timeline:

  • May 27th – June 1st Applicant Interviews
  • June 1st – 7th –  Final Selection and notification
  • June 20th-25th – First studio visit with Emerge artist

Deadline to apply: May 25th, 2022 @11:59pm

How to apply:

  • Email a complete application to Inclusioninartsubmissions@gmail.com
  • Include the subject line: Emerge Curator  2022 – first and last name
  • Bio (include ethnicity/race)
  • Resume
  • Statement of how this program can help in your curatorial career (250 words)
  • 500-word minimum writing sample