We believe Tulsa can be a city where creative talent is nurtured, where artists thrive as full-time entrepreneurs, and where creatives are invested in for the economic and cultural value they bring. So far our work has focused on providing artists resources like space for community and collaboration, professional development programs, network of connections to industry leaders and opportunities to perform and highlight their work. But there is plenty more to do! If you have feedback or ideas, we'd love to hear them.
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- Community means we exist to serve Tulsa as a collaborator and resource, incorporating the voices of creatives into our work and partnering with organizations aligned with our mission
- Artistic Expression means that we believe in the inherent value of music and art and the enrichment that creators bring to our community
- Diversity means we are inclusive and anti-racist, providing access and striving for equity at individual, institutional and structural levels.
- Wellness means that support for creatives should include their mental, physical and financial well-being.
MEET THE TEAM
a Co-Founder & Advisor of Small Girls PR - a NY/LA based creative communications agency founded in 2010. As Creative Director of the agency through 2019, she managed programming for the SGPR Brand as well as campaigns for clients like Google, Norma Kamali, Simon & Schuster, GKFF, Verizon, and more. Bianca is involved in building several initiatives to serve the community of Tulsa including Return to Hope - a nonprofit with a focus on health, wellness, and employment resources for justice-involved women in Tulsa, and Suite Dreams - an experiential Airbnb concept that highlights underrepresented communities. Bianca holds a certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Programming + Development
Chris Davis is an entrepreneur, community organizer and creative producer from Tulsa. A graduate of Booker T. Washington high school and the University of Oklahoma, Chris has spent most of his career as an independent project manager, communications specialist and strategic consultant for clients in the worlds of music, sports, food and culture. He is an executive producer for ‘Fire in Little Africa’, a multimedia project commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre including a hip-hop album released in 2021 on Motown Records. He has been a co-organizer of DREAMLAND (formerly World Culture Music Festival) since 2018, and that event has since grown to one of the largest festivals in the region. Chris won the 2016 Tulsa Startup Series for his ice pop business The Pop House, and that has since evolved into a creative agency called POP HOUSE specializing in content production, creative direction and augmented reality.
TYRANCE BILLINGSLEY II
an entrepreneur and community leader and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder with a background in politics. Tyrance is the founder of Black Tech Street- a firm looking to facilitate the creation of Black intergenerational wealth through tech. He is a former Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Advisory board chairman; and former entrepreneurial fellow for the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Tyrance was also an Oklahoma Policy Institute Fellow and is an alumni of Stitch Crew Accelerator and AmeriCorps.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tyrance Billingsley II, Founder, Black Tech Street (Board Chair)
Miles Dotson, Managing Partner & Founder, Devland
Libby Ediger, Executive Director, Holberton Tulsa
Tomy McDonald, Entertainment Lawyer, Tomy McDonald PLLC
Trey Thaxton, CEO & Creative Director, Goldmill Co.
Kelsey Davis, CEO, CLLCTVE
Blake Ewing, Creative Director, OKPOP
Venita Cooper, Owner, Silhouette Sneakers & Art
Cioré Taylor, Business Consultant, Speaker, Host