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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Arts Conference Planning Shifts to Fall 2021

Originally rescheduled for this spring, the Oklahoma Arts Conference is now being considered for a return in fall 2021. In an announcement in late April, the Oklahoma Arts Council explained that despite promising trends in pandemic-related data, the ability to anticipate a timeframe for safely convening 500 people is difficult.

Deadline for Oklahoma Schools with Limited Arts Education

May 14 is the deadline for schools to apply to participate in the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE)'s new Oklahoma Art Tech Grant. The grant provides fine arts education in PK-5 schools that currently have limited or no arts programs.

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OVAC Thrive Grants for Visual Artists

Through its new Thrive Grants program, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) is encouraging artists to push the boundaries of the traditional exhibition experience and engage audiences in new ways.

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Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grants Available through NEH

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funding is available to help institutions secure long-term support for their activities and to expand efforts related to preservation and access. Through the NEH's Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program, funding of up to $750,000 is available for two types of projects.

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