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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Register for the 2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Registration for the 2021 Oklahoma Arts Conferencein Muskogee is open, with the earlybird rate of $129 available through September 24. Take advantage by registering now at

Classroom Supply Grants Due September 15

September 15 is the deadline for Oklahoma Pre-K through 12th grade schools with fine arts staff to apply for up to $500 in funding for visual and/or performing arts supplies for the 2021-2022 school year. Schools must have at least one part-time arts instructor in the discipline for which they apply. Disciplines include dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual and media arts. Learn about Classroom Supply Grants for Visual and Performing Arts.

Deadline Approaching for Arts and Military Grants

Empowering organizations to provide meaningful arts programs for Oklahoma's military community, Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants provide up to $5,000 to assist with costs associated with programs such as classes and workshops, performances, exhibitions, consultant services, and more. The deadline for applications is September 15.

Schools Can Register for 2021-2022 Poetry Out Loud Contest

Oklahoma high school teachers can register their schools to participate in the 2021-2022 Oklahoma Poetry Out Loud competition. Administered by Oklahoma A+ Schools, the program is a free poetry recitation contest for students in grades 9-12. The winner of the state competition receives $200 and an all-expenses paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national finals.