OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Red Earth, Inc, the revered non-profit organization known for organizing the annual Red Earth Festival, has once again announced a call for applications for the Red Earth Emerging Artist Award. This prestigious award is designed to support and promote emerging Native American artists, offering them a platform at Oklahoma City’s acclaimed Red Earth Festival.
The Emerging Artist Award includes a booth space at the Festival Art Market, an opportunity to participate in the Red Earth Festival art competition, and a stipend for expenses. The deadline for application submissions is January 15th, 2024.
Red Earth has a rich history of supporting artists, with past recipients of the Emerging Artist Award including notable names such as Amber DuBosie-Shepherd (Navajo/Sac & Fox/Prairie Band Potawatomi), Monica Lovato (San Felipe Pueblo/Santo Domingo Pueblo), Dennis Chuculate II (Acoma Pueblo/Cherokee), Jay Laxton (Chickasaw), Allyson Stumpf (Osage), Kate Wiley (Chickasaw), to name a few. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, and able to provide proof of tribal membership in a federal or state-recognized tribal entity.
Artists interested in applying must complete an Artist Application, provide images of their artwork, submit a resume detailing art education, experience, and achievements, and provide an Artist Background. Additional information and application forms can be found at www.redearth.org, or by contacting Red Earth at (405) 427-5228.
Red Earth is renowned for its contributions to the promotion and preservation of Native American arts and cultures. It has been recognized with various accolades over its 40-year history, including being a finalist for the 2018 ONE Award for the Arts and being named Oklahoma’s Outstanding Event by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. Red Earth Festival has also been featured in several major publications, celebrating its significant role in Native American cultural expression.
Red Earth, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an Allied Arts member agency and AdventureRoad Travel Partner. This project was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts along with Chickasaw Nation, KFOR, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, OKC Convention and Visitors Bureau, TFCU and Whitten Burrage. Red Earth’s mission extends beyond the festival, encompassing education, a museum, and fine art markets, all aimed at advancing the understanding and continuation of Native American culture and arts.