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Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits, Businesses,
and Individuals for Native American Arts

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Foundation / Corporation

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Osage Nation Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 Receipt


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Oklahoma individuals, nonprofit organizations and agencies, businesses, and museums for arts initiatives that support and promote the Osage and Native American culture. A wide range of artistic projects and events are eligible for funding, including, but not limited to:

- Performance or a small series of performances
- Visual art exhibition
- Literary reading or series
- Discipline-specific festival
- Film or motion picture
- Community-based residency with a professional artist or ensemble
- Small-press publication or literary magazine issue
- Arts program utilizing one or more professional artists in a healthcare setting or engaging people with disabilities
- Commissioning and premiere of new work

Funding priority details:

The first priority of the Osage Nation Foundation’s Arts grant program is to provide operation or program support to qualified arts organizations including theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, writers groups and arts festivals, among others.

The second priority of the Osage Nation Foundation’s Arts grant program is to support arts learning and arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists. These can be artist residencies in schools, after school summer camps, or adult arts learning classes.

The third priority of the Osage Nation Foundation’s Arts grant program is to community, civic, and municipal organizations. These programs must be conducted by qualified artists.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173610

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between October 1 and September 30 of the current grant year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be individuals, foundations, museums, businesses, or organizations with a connection to an arts discipline, including but not limited to, visual arts, dance, writing, publishing, photography, and arts education.

Osage Nation Foundation Arts program will not fund:

- More than $15,000 a year per organization
- Capital expenditures, including equipment costing $500 per item or more
- Activities for which academic credit is given
- Activities that have already been completed
- Activities that have a religious purpose
- Performances and exhibitions not available to the general public
- Cash prizes and awards
- Hospitality expenses, i.e. receptions, parties, gallery openings
- Lobbyists’ payments
- Competitions

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received by the Osage Nation Foundation by no later than September 1 of the grant year.

All grantees have to match their grant amounts dollar for dollar. The funds must come from other public or private sources. Funds acquired from the Osage Nation Government, its entities or its wholly owned business, may not be used as matching funds for this arts grant.

Organizations are limited to one application per calendar year. While in certain instances, more than one related exhibition or performance may be included in the proposal to establish an overall audience strategy, an organization's entire season of programs cannot be funded.

All Applicants must disclose any personal or familiar relationship to employees, appointees or elected officials of the Osage Nation or its entities. If your application is a business entity, government entity or charitable entity, a disclosure must be completed by each person with an ownership interest in the entity.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be faxed, emailed, or mailed to:

Fax:(817) 796-1816


Mailing Address:
Osage Nation Foundation
P.O. Box 92777
Southlake, TX 76092.

Bill Webb
(405) 415-0383

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma