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Oklahoma Arts Council News


2015 Legislative Session Impacts Oklahoma Arts Council

The Oklahoma Arts Council will have $274,406 less to invest in Oklahoma's arts and cultural industry during the upcoming fiscal year, due to a reduction in its state appropriation.

Read the full news release from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Nominate an Individual or Organization for a 2015 Governor's Arts Award

The annual Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards is your opportunity to bring special recognition to those individuals or organizations that are making a difference in the arts in your community or school. Nominations for the 2015 awards are available now through August 7. Read more...

Grant Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines from the NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines in two grant categories. Consider submitting for funding through one the following:

  • Art Works – Provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 for projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Projects with an emphasis on arts education may also be funded. The NEA welcomes projects that are distinct and potentially transformative, meeting NEA objectives in the areas of creation, engagement, learning, and livability. Deadline to apply is July 23, 2015. View Art Works guidelines here.

  • Our Town – Provides up to $200,000 under two areas. Funding supports creative placemaking projects that integrate arts and culture into community revitalization efforts. For Our Town grant funding, the NEA requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities. Deadline to apply is September 21, 2015. View Our Town guidelines here.


Joan Mitchell Foundation Offers Grants to Artists Impacted by Disasters

With recent storms having impacted Oklahomans statewide, artists and arts organizations are encouraged to always be prepared to protect their assets and to learn about resources available to them in times of emergencies. Through the Joan Mitchell Foundation, assistance is available to visual artists who have suffered significant losses due to natural or manmade disasters. Learn more...