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.

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Emerge: Art Mentorship Program

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 at the early stages of their artistic career to become more involved. 

Exhibition location to be determined at the end of 2021.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021.  11:59pm

How to apply

Email a complete application to Inclusioninartsubmissions@gmail.com

  • Include the subject line: Emerge 2021 – 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)
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Curate: 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 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 at 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.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021.  11:59pm

How to apply:
  • Email a complete application to Inclusioninartsubmissions@gmail.com
  • Include the subject line: Curate 2021– first and last name
  • Bio (include ethnicity/race)
  • Resume
  • Statement of how this program can help in your curatorial career (250 words)