Arts & Culture

The Tulsa Planning Office supports the Arts Commission to facilitate the processes that help make and market Tulsa as a place of artistic and cultural tradition and innovation. As an interface between Tulsa’s artistic community and municipal resources, we assist in the approval of beautification projects, the maintenance and marketing of public art, and the long-term cultivation of Tulsa’s cultural resources.

The Tulsa Arts Commission

The Arts Commission is charged with assisting the City in matters concerning public artwork, giving guidance in purchases and maintenance of existing artwork, providing a source of respected opinions and advice concerning public matters having aesthetic implications, reviewing public signage issues (including neighborhood signs), stimulating superior aesthetic quality in all phases of physical development within the community and assisting in the procurement of additional works of public art.

Arts Commission meetings take place at 4 pm on the second Monday of every month, unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are held in City Hall, in the 10th Floor North Conference Room

Meeting Agendas

Arts Commission Ordinance


Percent for Art Project Highlight

• Lacy Community Center Public Art Project

For General Inquiries:

Funding Opportunities

Global Walls – RFQ for Public Art

The Tulsa Global District invites professional artists to submit their credentials to the first stage of competition for several upcoming mural commissions. This request for artist qualifications is the first of a two-stage competitive process to identify artists to...

RFP: Website for Tulsa Global District

This Request for Proposals is issued on behalf of Tulsa Global District. Responses must be submitted to Jeff Burdge by 5:00 p.m. on June 11, 2021. Submissions must be electronic and should be sent to All responses received will be the property...

Call for Artists: Oklahoma Air National Guard, Mission Training Center

The City of Tulsa is accepting submissions from professional artists or teams of artists for a significant public art opportunity at the Oklahoma Air National Guard's Mission Training Center near Tulsa International Airport. Due to the high-security nature of the...