OKLAHOMA CITY (January 20, 2020) – Oklahoma schools with eligible fine arts staff have through February 1 to 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.
Through the state arts agency’s Classroom Supply Grants for Visual and Performing Arts program, schools that have at least one part-time arts instructor in the discipline for which they apply are eligible for funding. Disciplines may include dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual arts.
Supplies purchased through the grant program must be consumable, non-permanent items. The program can assist with supplies that support distance learning. Schools are responsible for purchasing their supplies. Examples of eligible items include sheet music, props, instrument rental, reeds and bows, drawing and painting supplies, clay, and more.
Individual school sites that received a Classroom Supply Grant in fall 2020 are not eligible to apply again for the 2020-2021 school year. The Oklahoma Arts Council encourages applications from schools that provide access to arts education for students in rural, culturally diverse, or under-resourced areas.
Classroom Supply Grants for Visual and Performing Arts are offered in response to feedback provided to the Oklahoma Arts Council by hundreds of teachers, school administrators, and others involved in education across Oklahoma. The program is aimed at helping schools sustain their hands-on arts education programs.
For grant application guidelines and a list of eligible supplies, visit arts.ok.gov.
About the Oklahoma Arts Council
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 425 grants to nearly 270 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state's arts and cultural industry, and manages the art collections at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.