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Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants

The Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant program is designed to empower organizations statewide to serve military-connected individuals through the arts. The grant program is part of the Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative, which is a strategic effort launched in 2015 by the Oklahoma Arts Council to meet important needs in Oklahoma’s military community.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support new or ongoing learning-based and audience-based arts programs serving primarily individuals who are connected to the military. Military-connected individuals include active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and immediate family members and caregivers.

Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants are made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. 

Grant Program Goals

 

Overview

Project Activity Dates
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 (Grant Period FY2022)

Grant Amount
Up to $5,000 per organization
Award match requirement: 1:1 (100%). Half of the match (50%) may be in-kind support. Matching funds may not come from another Oklahoma Arts Council grant award.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted at any time as long as the project has not ended.

Informational Webinar
Click here to watch the recorded webinar.

Accessibility
Individuals with specific accessibility needs can contact our accessibility coordinator.

Who Can Apply?

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations incorporated in Oklahoma, select government entities, colleges and universities, and public libraries can apply for this grant opportunity. Please see the Grant Program Guidelines for complete eligibility requirements. Organizations receiving Oklahoma Arts Council funding in other grant programs can also apply for this Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant opportunity.

What Types of Programs Can Be Supported?

Grants can support costs associated with learning-based arts programs (classes, workshops, etc.), audience-based arts programs (performances, exhibitions, etc.) and capacity building programs (professional development and training, consultant services, program design and development, etc.). Projects can be new or ongoing but cannot end before the submission of an application.

What Expenses Are Allowable?

Funding from this grant can be used toward expenses such as artistic fees, administrative fees, contracted services, marketing, and other project-related consumable costs and supplies. Please see the Grant Program Guidelines for complete list of allowable and unallowable expenses.

Documents and Links

Grant Program Guidelines
General Grant Terms and Conditions
Application Preview
Grant System Login
Award Management (available soon)
Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative
Engaging Veterans through Creative Expression: Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative Pilot Program Evaluation Catalogue

How to Apply

Step 1: If your organization has not applied for an Oklahoma Arts Council grant within the past three years, please complete our Grant System Login Request Form. Grant System Login Request Forms may take up to 14 business days to process. Potential applicants are highly encouraged to submit a Grant System Login Request Form by August 31, 2021. Submitting a Grant System Login Request Form does not guarantee access to the grant system and/or eligibility to apply for Oklahoma Arts Council grant opportunities.

Step 2: Once your organization has access to the grant system, your organization’s Grant Contact can log on and complete an Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant application. Submit the application by September 15, 2021. If you have questions about logging in, please contact our grants office at grants@arts.ok.gov or (405) 521-2040.

Who to Contact for Help

For questions about this grant program, contact Erika Wilhite, Arts Learning in Communities Director, at erika.wilhite@arts.ok.gov or 405-521-6280.

For questions about grant system access, contact grants@arts.ok.gov.

For questions about managing your grant award, contact Thomas Tran, Grants Director, at thomas.tran@arts.ok.gov or 405-521-2041.

Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants are made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.