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Oklahoma Arts Council News

How to Be Ready for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program is not yet open, but Oklahoma venues can take action now to be ready. Demand for the program will be high, and preparation will be key to receiving funding. Americans for the Arts has put together a list of things venues can do before applications open.


New Response Page Shows Agency's COVID-19 Efforts

To give an account of the Oklahoma Arts Council's pandemic-related actions, the agency has developed a COVID-19 Response Page. Outlined on the page are various actions taken to meet needs through grant offerings, program modifications, virtual convenings, news and information, and educational resources.


OFTA's Arts Day to Take Place Virtually on April 7

Oklahomans for the Arts' annual Oklahoma Arts Dayis slated for Wednesday, April 7. Typically a day when hundreds of Oklahoma artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates come together at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the 2021 event will take place virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Challenge America Grants Can Extend Arts Access

Challenge America is a grant program of the National Endowment for the Arts that extends the reach of the arts to underserved populations. An abbreviated application and robust technical support are features of the grant program, which provides up to $10,000 in support to projects in all artistic disciplines.