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Grants to Oklahoma Individual Artists for Public Art,
Community Projects, and Professional Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Oklahoma individual artists for a range of projects that foster creative excellence in the visual arts. Funding may be requested by artists for the creation of new works for public presentation, the implementation of community projects, and the development of professional practices.

Types of Grants:

-Education Grant: For conferences, studio workshops, or study trips.

-Professional Basics Grant: For essentials of getting started: quality artwork samples, display/framing, shipping or website development.

-Creative Projects Grant: For creating new work that will culminate in a public event focused on artist’s own work.

-Community / Artist Partnership (CAP) Grant: For initiating community-based projects leading to artwork creation.

Each grant category has a different system of scoring.

-Education grants are measured by the quality of the educational opportunity and on the applicant’s abillity to complete the project.

-Professional Basics grants are selected by measuring the quality of the project and the applicant’s ability to complete the project.

-Creative Projects grants are evaluated based on four items: the concept of the project, the quality of the artwork, how career altering the opportunity is, and the abillity of the applicant to complete the project.

-Community Artist Partnership grants are awarded based on three things: the benefit to the community from this project, the concept of the project, the quality of the artwork, and the applicant’s ability to complete the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181226

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Education Grant: Up to $500
-Professional Basics Grant: Up to $500
-Creative Projects Grant: Up to $1,500
-Community / Artist Partnership (CAP) Grant: Up to $1,200

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents.

For Community / Artist Partnership Grants, the community partner organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofits operating in Oklahoma.

Grant recipients must have held at least 12 months residency in Oklahoma prior to the submission deadline.

You do not have to be an OVAC member to apply for or receive a grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Artists receiving an Education Grant, Professional Basic Grant must provide match funds. If receiving a Community / Artist Partnership (CAP) Grant, the partner organization must match funds.

Grant cycles are quarterly. Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.

Education Grants may be submitted on the 15th of any month for a faster response.

Artists may expect notification within four weeks of the application deadline. Payment can be issued two weeks after notification of awarded projects.

Contact Information:

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

Professional Basics Grant Appliaction:

Education Grant Application:

Creative Projects Grant Application:

Community / Artist Partnership (CAP) Grant Application:

Krystle Brewer, Executive Director

Jarica Walsh, Associate Director

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
730 W. Wilshire Blvd, Suite 104
Oklahoma City, OK 73116


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma