February 14, 2020

Dear Shelby Head,

On behalf of everyone involved in the selection process, we are honored to award you a 2020-2021 Tulsa Artist Fellowship position pending a completed background check and executed contract. Extending a heartfelt congratulations. Your application and interview stood out amongst an impressive national pool of over 1,200 candidates. The decision included a jury of distinguished arts professionals and Fellowship stakeholders.

George Kaiser Family Foundation, a visionary leader in cultural and civic development initiatives, established Tulsa Artist Fellowship to attract and retain ambitious contemporary artists and arts workers in our great city. Tulsa Artist Fellowship fosters an equitable environment where a diverse and inclusive community of creative practitioners have the opportunity to thrive artistically. This socially engaged institution, located within a thriving urban arts district, provides Tulsa's residents with the unique privilege of participating in the transformative power of art through public programming, outreach projects and presentation experiences.