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Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants

The Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant program is a pilot program of the Oklahoma Arts Council designed to empower organizations statewide to serve military-connected individuals through the arts. The grant program is part of the Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative, which is a strategic effort launched in 2015 by the Oklahoma Arts Council to meet important needs in Oklahoma’s military community.

Grant Funding

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support learning-based and audience-based arts programs. Programs can be new or ongoing but cannot end before submission of application. Funding can support costs associated with programs serving primarily individuals who are connected to the military. Military-connected individuals include active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and immediate family members and caregivers. Grants require a one-to-one match (50 percent of match may be in-kind support).

Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants are made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Application Timeline

January 15 - Applications available. Programs can be new or ongoing but cannot end before submission of application.

March 1 - Application deadline

March 16 - Applicants are notified about funding determination

July 30 - Final reports due. Reports should cover related program activities occurring between July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020.

Payment - Payment is processed after we receive and review an organization's final report and any required support material. Payments may take up to six weeks to process.

Who Can Apply?

 

What Types of Projects Can Be Supported?

Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants can support costs associated with learning-based and audience-based arts programs. Programs can be new or ongoing but cannot end before submission of application. The primary audience must be military-connected individuals. Military-connected individuals include active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and immediate family members and caregivers. Examples of program types include:

Learning-Based Arts Programs

Audience-Based Arts Programs

For assistance with program development, contact our Arts Education Director.

What Expenses are Eligible?

Funding from Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants can be used toward the following expenses:

Questions about the eligibility of an expense can be directed to our Arts Education Director.

Required Outcomes

Proposals for funding must seek to accomplish one or more of the following:

 

Other Considerations

Applicants are highly encouraged to consider the following in the development of their projects:

 

How to Apply

Step 1: If your organization has not applied for an Oklahoma Arts Council grant within the past three years, please complete our Grant System Login Request Form. The form provides us with information needed to determine your organization’s eligibility for grant funding. Once you have access, you can log in and apply for a grant. If you have questions about logging in, please contact our grants office at (405) 521-2040 or grants@arts.ok.gov.

Step 2: Log in to our grant system and complete an Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant application. Submit the application by the March 1 deadline.

About the Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative

Launched in 2015, the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative is a strategic effort directed at meeting the needs of Oklahoma’s military community through the arts. With the military community representing nearly 10 percent of the state's residents, the aim of the Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative is to enable the Oklahoma Arts Council to effectively extend the reach of its programs and services to a meaningful segment of the population while impacting a group that has specific needs meriting focus and support. In addition to active-duty service members, the initiative is aimed at serving reservists, veterans, and immediate family members and caregivers.

Goals of the Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative include:

 

Who to Contact for Help

For questions about this grant program, contact our Arts Education Director.

Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grants are made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.