Challenge America Fast-Track Grants Available
With an emphasis on providing support to small and mid-sized organizations for art programs that reach underserved populations, Challenge America Fast-Track grants are available to eligible organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant category encourages and supports two outcomes: engagement and/or livability.
Challenge America Fast-Track grants are $10,000 grants requiring a 1:1 match. Applications receive an expedited review. Deadline to apply is May 23.
Click here for details about the grant program.
New on Our Website: Works by Notable Oklahoma Artists
Visitors to our website can now read and learn about works by Oklahoma's finest artists, past and present, which comprise the State Art Collection. From Stephen Mopope to Benjamin Harjo, Jr., Oscar Jacobson to Ed Ruscha, artists featured in the collection give voice to Oklahoma's creative spirit. To learn about a specific work of art in the collection, select a medium:
Funding Available to Design a Model Arts Education Program
Funding is available for organizations to design innovative model arts education programs that integrate into and strengthen arts in elementary and middle school curricula. Programs should demonstrate effectiveness in improving students' academic perfromance, including creative and performing skills.
Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for details about the grant program.
See You May 8 for Arts Day at the Capitol!
Hundreds of arts advocates from communities statewide have signed up for the second annual Arts Day at the Capitol, and the staff of the Oklahoma Arts Council is ready for the big day! If you haven't signed up yet, visit the Oklahomans for the Arts website. We hope to see you May 8 at the Capitol!