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Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grants

Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grants

In spring 2023, a transformational $10 million investment of state American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for Oklahoma's arts and cultural sector was overwhelmingly advanced by the Oklahoma State Legislature and approved by the Governor. Submitted by the Oklahoma Arts Council in collaboration with regional partners Allied Arts OKC and Arts Alliance Tulsa, the proposal was designed to boost the rebuilding of the sector across all 77 Oklahoma counties while catapulting it forward as an asset for developing creative workforce and strengthening the economy. Made possible through the $10 million investment, Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grants are one-time grants available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with arts programming that serves communities.

Program Objectives


Who Can Apply?

Nonprofit organizations with arts programming that serves communities, including but not limited to:

Organizations must have a minimum operating budget of $10,000. Be sure to review full criteria for eligibility in the Grant Program Guidelines.

Office Hours

Oklahoma Arts Council grant staff will be available on Zoom during special "office hours" to answer questions related to Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grants. Join us at any time during the following hours:

• Friday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• Friday, October 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

• Thursday, November 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

• Monday, November 20 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (After Hours)

• Thursday, November 30 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

• Monday, December 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Office Hours link:


Eligibility Verification Deadline: October 31, 2023
(NOTE: All organizations must submit required documents so that the Oklahoma Arts Council can verify their eligibility to apply for a Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grant. Download the Grant Program Guidelines for the list of required documents.)

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Grant Amount

Total grant award amount may be a combination of funding for financial loss from the pandemic and funding for ongoing and new allowable expenses (capital upgrades, operations, salaries, artist and other contract fees, training, and marketing). See Grant Program Guidelines for details.


Documents and Links

Grant Program Guidelines
Grant Terms and Conditions (available soon)
Oklahoma Arts Conference presentation slides: "Preparing for the Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grant"

Oklahoma Arts Conference presentation video: "Preparing for the Oklahoma Arts Sector ARPA Grant"

Grant Portal

Click here to access the grant portal.

Who to Contact for Help

For questions about grant system access, contact:

Martyna Sandoval, Grants and Programs Associate
(405) 521-2040 (office)
(405) 239-0257 (cell)

For questions about managing your grant award, contact:

Thomas Tran, Grants Director
(405) 967-3290 (cell)
(405) 521-2041 (office)