Emerging Artist Award


Red Earth Accepting Applications for Emerging Artists


Red Earth is proud to announce a call for Emerging Artist Award applications for the 2021 Red Earth Festival scheduled June 11-13 in Oklahoma City. The annual award grants funding to emerging Native American artists to participate in Oklahoma City's Red Earth Festival.

The Emerging Artist Award provides one booth space at the Red Earth Art Market, an opportunity to compete in the Red Earth Festival Adult Art Competition and $150 for expenses.

Application Deadline is April 21, 2021.


The Artist Applicant: 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, 19 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Must provide proof of tribal affiliation in a federally or state-recognized tribal entity with one of the following: Tribal Membership card; or Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB).
  • Is not restricted by any level of education attained or school enrollment.
  • Must be a first-time participant in a booth at the Red Earth Festival.
  • Must have earned less than $5,000 in previous art sales prior to application.
  • Must have exhibited in no more than five (5) non-academic galleries or exhibitions outside of tribally-sponsored exhibits or events

Checklist of Materials for Submission:

  • Copy of Tribal Membership card OR Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)
  • Completed and signed Emerging Artist Application Form
  • 3 to 5  images of artwork for EACH CATEGORY you wish to enter
  • One-page resume
  • Artist background - separate page

 Deadline has been extended until April 21, 2021


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