Application Deadline: February 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
The Oklahoma State Capitol offers an incredible, one-of-a-kind educational experience for Oklahoma school children. Art, history, and government are together in one space, offering an extraordinary destination and learning environment unlike any other in Oklahoma. At the center of the experience, managed by the Oklahoma Arts Council, collections of artworks located throughout six floors of rotundas, corridors, and galleries, make the Oklahoma State Capitol the largest public art museum in the state.
Capitol Art Field Trip Grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council give schools across the state the chance to bring students to the historic Oklahoma State Capitol for an unforgettable journey that makes lessons from the classroom come to life. Through the grant program, schools are reimbursed for transportation costs such as bus rental, mileage, driver fees, and substitute teacher and support staff expenses. Guided tours led by volunteer docents trained by the Oklahoma Arts Council are available.
Provide Oklahoma school children—especially those in rural and under-resourced communities—access to the Oklahoma State Capitol
Create opportunities for students to explore the Oklahoma State Capitol art collections, learn about Oklahoma history, and gain an understanding of the role of government and civics.
Project Activity Dates
Grants for the 2022-23 school year are available for tours scheduled from March 20, 2023, through the end of the school year. In addition to submitting a grant application, schools must complete this form to request a guided tour.
Up to $1,100 per field trip. Each school site may apply for up to three Capitol Art Field Trip Grants per school year.
Grant System Access Request Deadline
The last day for schools new to Oklahoma Arts Council grants to request access to the grant system is February 15, 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
February 22, 5:00 p.m. Central Time
Who Can Apply?
Oklahoma PreK-12 public, charter, and private schools
What Expenses Are Allowable?
Capitol Art Field Trip Grants can be used to reimburse schools for official school transportation*, drivers, mileage, substitute teachers and additional school support staff. Maximum reimbursement is determined based on a school's distance from the Oklahoma State Capitol as follows:
- 0-50 miles from school to Capitol: Up to $400
- 51-100 miles from school to Capitol: Up to $550
- 101-200 miles from school to Capitol: Up to $850
- 201-400 miles from school to Capitol: Up to $1,100
Grant funds are disbursed to the school/school district after a final report is submitted.
*Use of charter buses or other non-official school transportation requires pre-approval from our Curator of Education and Engagement.
School's Grant Contact completes this form to request a guided tour on a date and time desired. An email will be sent from the Oklahoma Arts Council to the Grant Contact with a confirmed date and time for the field trip.
School's Grant Contact requests access to the Grant System (if new to Oklahoma Arts Council grants)
School's Grant Contact submits application
Oklahoma Arts Council reviews application
Oklahoma Arts Council sends award notification
School's Authorizing Official accepts grant contract
School’s field trip occurs (state legislators may be notified if schools in their district are visiting the Capitol)
School's Grant Contact submits final report
Oklahoma Arts Council processes grant payment to school/school district
Documents and Links
Grant Program Guidelines
Grant Application Preview
General Grant Terms and Conditions
Grant System Login
How to Apply
Step 1: If your school has not applied for an Oklahoma Arts Council grant within the past three years, please Request Access to the Grants System. Once you have access, you can log in and apply for a grant. If you have questions about logging in, please contact our grants office at (405) 521-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Once your school has access to the grant system, your school’s Grant Contact can log on and complete an application. Submit the application by the published deadline.
Who to Contact for Help
For questions about this grant program, contact Amanda Harmer, Curator of Education and Engagement, at email@example.com or 405-521-6813.
For questions about grant system access, contact the Martyna Sandoval, Grants and Programs Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-521-2040.
For questions about managing your grant award, contact Thomas Tran, Grants Director, at email@example.com or 405-521-2041.