The Osage Nation Foundation is introducing a new online platform designed to showcase Osage artists.
The ONF Artist Registry will feature information about Osage artists and their work as well as selected contact information. The registry will be on the ONF website and the Foundation is inviting Osage artists to submit their information to be included in the registry which will be published later this summer. The submission can only be completed online at https://www.osagefoundation.org/artist-sign-up.
The registry will feature self-submitted information about the artists’ background, style of artwork, as well as photos of the artists and their work as well as their contact and website information. Artists will also be required to submit a copy of their Osage Nation membership card to verify Osage membership and can indicate as part of the submission process what, if any, contact information they want included on the registry.
“One of our primary objectives of the Foundation is to support cultural activities of the Osage people and specifically Osage artists,” said ONF Executive Director Bill Webb. “By establishing an artist registry, we hope to provide artists additional exposure to be seen and contacted by those interested in their work. By being online, this registry will also help our artists gain higher positions in internet search results – increasing their chances of being noticed. The registry will also provide interested parties a way to contact the individual artist.”
The Osage Nation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 2005. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and enhance the general welfare of the people of the Osage Nation by supporting cultural, educational, health, historical, community, and other appropriate activities and programs.
Artists are encouraged to submit their information as soon as possible. For more information about the Osage Artist Registry, visit www.osagefoundation.org