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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Funding for Visual and Performing Arts Supplies Available to Oklahoma Schools


OKLAHOMA CITY (August 6, 2020) – Oklahoma schools with eligible fine arts staff can apply for up to $500 in funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council to purchase qualifying visual and performing arts supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications are due September 15.

Read the news release.

Two Grant Programs Opening in August

Two grant programs introduced last year by the Oklahoma Arts Council will open again in August for the current fiscal year. Applications for funding through Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants and Classroom Supply Grants for Visual and Performing Arts will be available soon.


State Poet Laureate Nominations Accepted through August 31

The Oklahoma Arts Council is accepting nominations for the next Oklahoma State Poet Laureate through August 31. Submissions by poetry socieites, libraries, local arts and humanities councils, colleges and universities, literary organizations, and writers' groups will be accepted.


Oklahoma Arts Conference Rescheduled to May 2021

Originally scheduled this fall, the Oklahoma Arts Conference has been moved to next spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statewide convening will take place in Muskogee, May 5-7, 2021.