Chad Oliverson Chad Oliverson has served as the Director of Marketing for Arts Alliance Tulsa (AAT) since its opening day and has recently added Community Partnerships to his title. Prior to his work with AAT, Oliverson served as Marketing lead for Downtown Tulsa. He had a 20 year run on staff at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC), where he served in areas from ticketing to house management until he accepted the position of Marketing Manager for the PAC Trust. Oliverson holds a theatre degree and a communications/PR degree, and he has completed his Facility Management certification. He has worked consistently in the arts since the age of 16. Oliverson has served on arts boards and committees, and he is an Equity actor with film and modeling experience.
In the spring of 2023, a transformational $10 million investment of state American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for Oklahoma's arts and cultural sector was overwhelmingly supported by the Oklahoma State Legislature and approved by the Governor. The proposal was submitted by the Oklahoma Arts Council in partnership with Allied Arts OKC and Arts Alliance Tulsa, designed to boost the rebuilding of the sector across all 77 counties while catapulting it forward as an asset for developing creative workforce and strengthening the economy. This fall, applications for grant funding made possible by this historic investment will be available to organizations across Oklahoma. During this session, a panel of representatives from the partnering organizations administering the grant awards will walk participants through the guidelines and requirements of the grant program. Organizations considering applying for funding are strongly encouraged to send staff and related personnel to this session. Time will be set aside for a Q&A. Participants will also be able to sign up for "office hours" to get further assistance.