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NEA Art Works Grant Deadline

The first deadline for one of the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) main grant programs is February 14, 2019. Through the NEA's Art Works grant category, a wide variety of projects across artistic disciplines is supported.


Community/Artist Partnership Grant Offered by OVAC

Through the Community/Artist Partnership grant program, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) is offering grants of up to $1,200 to artists who initiate community-based projects leading to the creation of new work. Artists are not required to be OVAC members in order to apply and receive a grant.


Travel Assistance Fund for Indigenous Performers

Through the Western Arts Alliance's (WAA) new Travel Assistance Fund, U.S.-based Indigenous performing artists can receive support for professional development activities that will lead to future presenting and touring opportunities.


Read How First Peoples Fund is Impacting Oklahoma Native Artists

Funding from First Peoples Fund is helping Shawnee, Oklahoma-based Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC) invest in local artists. Recipients of an Indigenous Arts Ecology grant, CPCDC is using the funding to match money saved by artists through an Individual Development Accounts program.


Report Could Help Schools Tap ESSA Funds for Arts Education

A new report from The Wallace Foundation could help schools learn how to qualify for federal funding for arts education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).