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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Deadline Approaching for Arts and Military Grants

Through September 15, grant funding is available that can empower organizations to design and offer arts programming specifically for Oklahomans with military ties. Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants can provide up to $5,000 for organizations to offer learning-based and audience-based arts programs for active-duty service members, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, immediate family, and caregivers. Professional development programs are also eligible.


Governor's Arts Awards Nominations Open September 9

Beginning September 9, Oklahomans can bring recognition to deserving individuals and organizations in the arts, when nominations for the 2021 Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards become available.


Tulsa Race Massacre Commemoration Grant Program

The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission is currently accepting grant applications from Tulsa area nonprofits, community members, and other organizations interested in programming commemorative events through August 2021. Through the Commemoration Grant Program, the commission will provide up to $10,000 for use in planning, execution, and/or marketing events that reflect on themes of history, racial healing, and community strengthening.


Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1 million across the United States to support placemaking efforts in rural communities. Through the federal agency's Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge, funding is available for cities or towns with 50,000 residents or less to use in creating places where people want to live, work, and play.