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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Conference Earlybird Registration Ends September 15

The window to take advantage of the discounted earlybird registration period for the 2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference ends soon. Through September 15, registration for the three-day event is only $169. The price increases to $219 after September 15.

September 7 Webinar to Prep Organizations for APRA Grant

In May, a proposal to invest $10 million in state American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding was advanced by the Oklahoma State Legislature and approved by the Governor for Oklahoma's arts and cultural sector. This fall, Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grants, made possible through the investment, will be available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with arts programming.

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Changes, Increased Funding Announced for Community Arts Programs

Organizations that receive grant support from the Oklahoma Arts Council for community-based programs may now be eligible for increased funding. Changes will impact organizations previously eligible to apply through Small Grant Support.

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Funding for Arts Nonprofits to Serve Alternative Education Schools 

To help make it possible for nonprofit arts organizations to serve alternative education sites, the Oklahoma Arts Council is accepting proposals for Arts in Alternative Education Community Partnership funding. Proposals are being accepted through September 29.