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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Council Veterans Program Makes the News

The Oklahoma Arts Council's pilot program at the Norman Veterans Center made the news in April when The Oklahoman covered the story of program instructor Jason Poudrier. A Purple Heart recipient, Poudrier credits creative writing with helping him heal from physical and emotional wounds received in combat.

Read the article, "Power of the Pen."

Watch a NewsOK video about the program.

Economic Impact Survey Out June 1

Beginning June 1, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations throughout Oklahoma will receive surveys that will measure the economic impact of the nonprofit arts industry in our state. The study is being led by Oklahomans for the Arts.

Read about the economic impact study.

Apply for an NEA Art Works Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) currently has funding opportunities available through its Art Works grant program. Grants in this category provide between $10,000 and $100,000 for projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

View Art Works guidelines here.

Artful Aging Grant Opportunity Announced

A new initiative and national grant opportunity, "Seeding Artful Aging," is available from Aroha Philanthropies. Awards will range from $15,000 to $50,000 for programming beginning January 1, 2017.

Learn more about the grant opportunity.