Submissions For Black Moon will begin May 5th - June 30th, 2021

Black Moon Tulsa Collective Submission for Consideration

Thank you for your interest in joining Black Moon, an artist collective! Please be sure to read the entirety of the application before applying to the collective. 

Black Moon Collective is a group of Black Artists who reside in the Tulsa area. Our mission is to break standards, push innovation, and cultivate creativity among our local and global community. We see art as a healing element - expanding minds and viewpoints, while confronting conformity. As a group of individual artists, we have come together to uplift and push one another to be the best form of our artistic and personal selves, while pursuing the dream to becoming successful living and working artists as a lifelong career. BLACK MOON wants to be a channel that brings unity, awareness, and hope to neglected parts in our community, by making art accessible and viewable to all.


As it stands, the collective currently has 8 Members and is looking to add 4 more members, expanding to a total of 12. This will be a juried process by a select few of the collective and outside advisors. We would like to extend the opportunity to be a part of Black Moon to other artists who meet our eligibility, criteria, and requirements. 


The Opportunity


Black Moon believes that we are strong as individuals and even stronger together. We have been fortunate to be able to grow as an artistic entity in our area. We've participated in over 20 events including shows, exhibitions, art festivals, installations, and commissions. We have been published in The Root, NBCNews, and featured on several local news stations and publications. 


As an art collective, we have a level of support and the desire to see each of us succeed in our community through activism, community engagement, business knowledge, and artistic techniques. As a member of Black Moon, we provide our collective members with exposure, website presence, workshops, critique groups, best business practices, collaborations, exhibitions, learning techniques, and other artistic opportunities. Our goal is to propel artists into becoming living, working, and successful creatives who would like to bring their artistic talent into a more lucrative and self-sustaining practice for the future. 


Dates to Remember:

Submission Deadline: May 5th - June 30th, 2021 by midnight CST

Year of Committal: July 15th, 2021 - July 15th, 2022

Interviews: July 1st - 7th, 2021

Acceptance Notifications will be phoned or emailed by July 8th, 2021



As a Member, you must:

  • Commit to being a part of Black Moon for the entirety of 1 year, unless commitment is broken because of emergency reasons or as determined by the collective and it’s advisors, or upon breaking the rules of the Code of Ethics

  • Sign and adhere to the Code of Ethics

  • Pay annual Dues of $50

  • Give 10% of all Black Moon related event sells, back to the Collective

  • Have the ability to attend monthly collective meetings. 

  • Actively participate & communicate via emails, texts, social media

  • Participate in the set-up, install, and breakdown of exhibits unless approved or volunteered by other artists


Eligibility and Selection Criteria


  • Reside in the Tulsa area

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Be a person having origins or ancestry - in total or in part - of African, African-American or Pan-African descent

  • Be a visual artist - All forms of visual art are accepted


How to Apply


Email the following:

  • Please include Name, Birthdate, Address, Phone, and Email Address

  • Submit at least a 100 word artist statement

  • Provide a CV

    • if you have never shown work before, that is not a problem! Submit whatever information you can in regards to the CV. This will be a work in progress and something you may need as an artist in the future for your own.

  • 3 to 5 examples of your work

    • Including Title, Dimensions, and Medium of each artwork

    • Retention of Images - By uploading your artwork, you authorize us to retain the images of such uploaded artwork in our system until the conclusion of the competition. Only upon acceptance of the collective may we use the images for future marketing.

    • If you can only provide less than 3 works, please also include a response to the following question:

      • If you had to create your dream piece, what materials would you use, what would be the theme behind the piece, and in what ways could you have the community engage with the final piece?

  • Links to your website or your works, videos, social media etc.

  • Answer these questions:

    • What was your path to become an artist?

    • What goals do you have for yourself as an artist?

    • What do you want from Black Moon as a member?

    • What can you provide to Black Moon as a member or how would you be an asset to our collective?

    • Existing members: 

      • In what areas have we been strong in?

      • What areas do we need to grow?

      • What do you think we should eliminate going into this next year?

      • What would you like to see us accomplish in the future?


Good luck and thank you so much for applying to be a part of Black Moon!