Artist INC Tulsa

M-AAA collaborates with the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa to present Artist INC Tulsa


About Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa

Diverse education programs advance its mission to inspire creativity, foster appreciation, promote lifelong learning, enhance the quality of individual lives, and contribute economic vitality to the greater community. The Council partners with arts organizations, individual artists, patrons, school districts, educators, community groups, businesses and government. The Council seeks to nurture innovation, artistic quality and professional development; broaden public and private support of the arts; and introduce the arts and humanities to new audiences. Artist INC Tulsa is made possible with support from the Kathleen Patton Westby Foundation and Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.

What Works Workshops

What Works workshop: Saturday, January 18, 12:30–2:00 p.m. at ahha Tulsa, 101 E Archer St, Tulsa OK

Come learn more Artist INC Tulsa with a FREE workshop on the successful behaviors of artist entrepreneurs. RSVP here

What Works workshop 2: Thursday, February 13 5:30–7:00 p.m. at ahha Tulsa.

RSVP here

Artist INC Tulsa Applications open for Spring 2020

Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific  to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using a variety of learning modalities, the artists learn and grow together.  Sessions consist of: artist facilitator mentoring, small group activities, facilitator-lead panels, large group discussion and multi-media lectures. Now in it’s eleventh year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by  more than 1300 regional artists. Artist INC Tulsa is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Kathleen P. Westby Foundation, the Windgate Foundation and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The next Artist INC Tulsa session will be in the Summer of 2020. This session will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm from June 2, 2020- July 21, 2020. Session will take place at ahha Tulsa, 101 East Archer Street, Tulsa, OK 74103.

  1. Tuesday, June 2, 2020
  2. Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  3. Tuesday,  June 16, 2020
  4. Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  5. Tuesday, ​June 30, 2020
  6. Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  7. Tuesday, ​July 14, 2020
  8. Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Applicants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative  questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples. All applications must be made online through during the open application period.

Apply here.

The application deadline is MONDAY, March 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Applicants facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Cory Imig at

Applicants  must be at least 18 years old and live within an 80 mile radius of Tulsa, OK. Students are ineligible to apply. If you are selected to participate in Artist INC, there is a $150 fee. Even with the participant fee, the program is heavily subsidized. As a result of this subsidization, participants are required to attend all sessions of the workshop, barring illness or emergency. Please review the schedule to be sure that you are available for all of the sessions.

Applicants will be notified the week of March 9, 2020.

Each Artist INC Application should include:

  • Filled in online application form–found below
  • Artist Resume/CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • 4 artwork samples (images – 1MB max. per image, audio files, film files, or URLs to audio and film files)
  • Image description list
Tulsa Peer Facilitators

Rachel Rose Dazey

Rachel Rose is an artist working with precious metals using her goldsmithing and gemological expertise to create adornments for the body, exploring our human connections with each other, our communities and the world around us.

As an entrepreneur, in 2015, to engage her clientele and support her creative endeavors, she founded her own jewelry design brand Dillon Rose. Her mission is to create work that challenges people to discover the innate strength and love we each carry within, flipping the idea of jewelry as status symbol distancing us from one another into jewelry as connector using the same highly valued precious materials. Her studio in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma features her work and the work of other artists.

Noam Faingold

Noam Faingold’s music has been described as “…lyrical…” and “…exhilarating…” by sources like the New York Times, The BBC, and Downbeat Magazine. Performance highlights include members of the NY Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Alarm Will Sound, music festivals like Aspen, Bowdoin, and OK Mozart, and podcasts like WQXR’s “Q2,” LSO Soundhub, and Studio Tulsa. Commissions include TEDx, International Double Reed Society, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tulsa Signature Symphony, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Sound Energy, and Pentatone records, among others. Currently teaching at the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College, Faingold is also the Director of Barthelmes Conservatory’s pre-college program, TU’s summer Composition Seminar, the Burning City Orchestra, and the OK Electric Festival, also having been Artistic Director of London’s i = u festival. He currently holds a PhD and MM in composition from King’s College London and New York University respectively, funded by a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship.


Artist INC Tulsa Administrators

Holly Becker

Holly Becker took over the helm of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa as its Executive Director in July 2015. She was thrilled to take a leadership role in helping to grow the health and impact of the arts, humanities and culture in Tulsa using her nonprofit management and leadership skills.

After working for a decade in the telecom industry in Tulsa, Holly moved to the nonprofit sector with a position at Tulsa Zoo Friends, Inc. This is where Holly discovered a talent for nonprofit work and further developed her love of nature, arts and culture. In her ten years at the zoo, Holly has held several positions, including Guest Services Director and Vice President of Business Operations, overseeing marketing, information technology, finance, human resources, membership and government relations. She was on the leadership team when the zoo transitioned to a private management structure, helping to guide the new organization’s mission and vision to be a world-class institution. During her tenure at the zoo, Holly honed her skills in visionary leadership; finance and revenue generation; member, donor and community relations; and fundraising and advocacy.

Holly is active in supporting the Tulsa community. She participated in the North Tulsa Development Council (Class 6), and is currently participating in the Tulsa Area United Way’s neXtulsa program (Class 2). Holly serves as the Treasurer of the Eisenhower International School PTA Board and has volunteered for the TU Alumni Association’s “Uncorked” event committee for more than ten years; in 2009, Holly was named a volunteer of the year by the University of Tulsa Alumni Association for her work on the event. Holly is also a volunteer with Reading Partners in Tulsa.

Holly Becker was born in Wichita, and raised in historic Fort Scott, Kansas. She moved to Tulsa, OK, to attend the University of Tulsa and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Holly and her husband, Russ Becker, live in the woods near Gilcrease Museum. They have two children, Willow and Canyon, and a menagerie of animals.