The Osage Nation Foundation is seeking Osage artists interested in using a traditional hand-made buffalo hide drum as a canvas to demonstrate what the drum means to Osage culture. Voices From The Drum; An Osage Collection, is a 2018 creative project produced and funded by the Foundation.
The drums, handcrafted by Rock Pipestem, will be provided to each Osage artist selected to participate and the creation of each artist’s design will be documented by a video that will include the finished pieces, the background of each artist involved and the inspiration of their design, as well the history of the drum in Osage culture and history. The finished drums and the video would then be incorporated into a permanent and traveling exhibit produced by the Osage Nation Foundation.
“The members of our Board of Trustees of the Foundation feel this project is important because it allows for the documentation of the role of the drum in Osage culture while presenting an opportunity to support and promote Osage artists,” said Bill Webb, Executive Director of the Osage Nation Foundation. “This fits nicely into the objectives of the organization, specifically preserving and promoting the culture of the Osage Nation while promoting and supporting the Arts within the Nation.”
A maximum of 15 artists will be chosen to participate, based on submission of expression of interest by the individual artist. The expression of interest document should include: Name, address, email and telephone number of the artist; artist Bio and qualifications (150 words or less); artist connection to the Osage Nation; artist conceptual design idea summary (150 words or less); and a commitment to meeting the deadlines prescribed for the project.
The information should be submitted no later than Feb. 15, 2018, and sent to: Bill Webb, Osage Nation Foundation, PO Box 92777, Southlake, TX 76092 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Osage artists selected to participate will be compensated up to $1,500 for their work. The final product will be due by no later than Nov. 1, 2018. The finished pieces and the documentary video are scheduled to be released at a December 2018 premiere. All materials will then be made available for exhibition.
For more information, please visit our website at www.osagefoundation.org.
Original Publish Date: 2018-01-17 00:00:00