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Students viewing artwork in the Oklahoma State Capitol

Capitol Art Travel Subsidies


Schools throughout Oklahoma can give students a unique experience in Oklahoma art and history through the Capitol Art Travel Subsidy program. The program provides reimbursement to schools statewide for eligible costs associated with travel to and from the Capitol.

Oklahoma's Capitol is unique among state capitol buildings for the amount of artwork adorning its halls and rotunda, and beautifying its grounds. The art at the Capitol provides an opportunity for students to learn about Oklahoma art and history through the permanent sculptures, murals and paintings of the Capitol Art Collection that tell the story of Oklahoma.

Visits can also include tours of the Capitol's four art galleries showcasing works by Oklahoma artists, past and present, including works from the State Art Collection exhibited in the Betty Price Gallery.

A Capitol Art Field Trip Guide with lessons, worksheets and discussion topics is available and can be downloaded for use in conjunction with the program. Teachers can request a DVD for use in the classroom prior to their visit. The DVD, titled, The People's Art: A Tour of the Capitol Collection is an award-winning episode of OETA's Gallery series hosted by former judge, Robert Henry, president of Oklahoma City University and supporter of the arts.

Students visiting the Hall of Governor's during a visit  to the Oklahoma State Capitol
Students learn about Oklahoma's governors
during a visit to the Oklahoma State Capitol


To Apply

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently unable to accept applications for Capitol Art Travel Subsidies until further notice due to renovation work on the Oklahoma State Capitol. Our visual art staff is leading efforts to remove or cover the artwork in order to protect it from potentially damaging conditions. For questions about the Capitol Art Travel Subsidies program, please contact our Arts Education Director.

  1. Contact our Arts Education Director. Explain that you're interested in a Capitol Art Travel Subsidy.

  2. After talking to our Curator of Education and Capitol Galleries, click here to request a login for our e-Grant system.

  3. Once you've received your login and passwords for the e-Grant system, complete the brief online application.

  4. After your travel subsidy has been approved you can visit the Capitol on the agreed upon date.

  5. Following your trip complete a brief final report by logging in to the e-Grant system. After we receive your final report you can expect to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses in two to six weeks.

Contact our Arts Education Director.