Submissions For Black Moon will begin July 21st - Aug 15th, 2022

Black Moon Tulsa Collective New Member Submission

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

Submission form: https://forms.gle/quTeg3ZJjju5AdX3A

Our Mission Statement

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.

 

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 40 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. We've shown art in several art institutions, including the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, OK, Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK, and the Art Hall in Oklahoma City.

 

As an artist 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, 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: August 15th, 2022 by midnight CST

Year of Committal: Aug 30th, 2022 - Aug 30th, 2023

Interviews: August 16th - 19th, 2022

All applicants will be notified via phone call or email by August 24th, 2022

Membership Dues will be due on August 30th, 2022

Requirements

 

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 sales, back to the Collective

  • Attend monthly collective meetings

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

  • Help facilitate the set-up, installation, and breakdown of exhibits 

 

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 an active visual artist - All forms of visual art are accepted

 

How to Apply

 

Please fill out the form attached to the link here:

https://forms.gle/quTeg3ZJjju5AdX3A

The submission will require the following information:

  • Your name, address, phone number, 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 pursuits

  • 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 submission process. Only upon acceptance of the collective may we use the images for future marketing.

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

  • Answer these questions:

    • What was your path to becoming an artist?

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

    • What do you want from Black Moon as a potential 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 ways has Black Moon been beneficial for you?

      • What areas do we need to grow in?

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

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

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