Oklahoma Arts Council grants ensure individuals statewide have access to the arts. Approximately 80 percent of our budget goes directly to Oklahoma communities in the form of grants, and 50 percent of our grant funding supports the arts in rural areas. Communities throughout the state benefit from Council grants, which have a powerful multiplying effect, generating $8 for every $1 granted. Without Council support many arts programs in Oklahoma would not be possible.
What We Fund
The Council provides grants to eligible organizations for arts programs that take place in communities and schools. To view our grants click the appropriate link below:
Arts in Communities
Recognizing the value of the arts to quality of life, lifelong education, and community and economic development, we provide funding for community arts and community arts learning projects. Click here to learn more.
Arts in Schools
Because arts education can positively impact overall student achievement, improve critical thinking skills, and prepare students to succeed in the workforce, we provide grant funding for arts education programs that take place in schools during normal school hours. Click here to learn more.
Who We Fund
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
- city, county, and tribal governments
- K-12 public schools, charter schools, and private, non-religious schools
- public libraries
As a state government agency we seek to be transparent to the public by making grant information available. Click here for a list of grants made during fiscal year 2014.
Requirements to Acknowledge the Oklahoma Arts Council
Organizations that receive grant funding are required to appropriately acknowledge Oklahoma Arts Council support of their programs. Please refer to the Acknowledgment Requirements for Grantees: A Quick Reference Guide for details.
For more information about our grants, please contact our Grants Director.