Tulsa International Airport Call for Artists Posted

Tulsa International Airport Call for Artists Posted

TUL Seeks Proposals for Suspended Art Installation with Budget of $250,000

TULSA, Oklahoma – April 6, 2023 – Tulsa International Airport (TUL) is seeking to commission an artist to create a bold, innovative and engaging suspended art installation for the main terminal building. Two different locations in the airport have been identified for suspended artwork, and the artist will have the opportunity to choose which location out of the two available they would utilize. 

 The Airport has budgeted a total of $250,000 for all project costs, which should include, but not be limited to: artists fees, studio overhead, consultant fees, purchase of materials, artwork fabrication, permits if required, site preparation, transportation, installation of work, lighting, general public liability insurance, and any other expenses.

Submissions will be judged based upon the ability to reflect artistic experience, creativity and the feasibility the artist brings to this particular project.

  1. Experience: Artist has completed works in prominent locations with comparable budgets.
  2. Creativity: Artist has demonstrated interest in, and conceptual ideas aligned with, their creative goals.
  3. Feasibility: The proposed concept is practical from a scheduling, fabrication, installation, financial, and on-going maintenance standpoint.

The selection committee is comprised of a group of citizens representing the local arts community (TUL’s Cultural Advisory Group) and airport staff. Once the selection committee has reviewed the applications, they will select up to five (5) final applicants and provide a $2,000 stipend to each to present their final concept. The stipend is to be used for travel expenses, presentation materials, and concept production.

 Key Project Dates and Deadlines:

  • June 2: Submissions due.
  • June 3-16: Selection committee to review submissions.
  • June 16: Up to five artists selected and notified that they are in the final five artists.
  • July 10-14: Final interviews with selection committee at TUL. Times and dates will be determined based on artist availability.

“We have prioritized public art on airport property since we formed our Cultural Advisory Group in 2006, but this is the most substantial art project we’ve funded,” said Alexis Higgins, Chief Executive Officer at Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust. “We’re looking forward to seeing what ideas artists have for this space since it will be displayed at Tulsa International Airport for years to come.”

To view the call and to submit a proposal, please visit:

To learn more about the Airport’s Art and Culture Program, past art projects, and current art inventory, visit

 About Tulsa International Airport:

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