Students who attend alternative education schools often require specific educational interventions. Live performing arts experiences can support the education of students in alternative schools through exposure to unique content, interaction with local arts professionals, and by offering students a glimpse into careers in the arts.
Expand access to live performing arts (dance, drama, literary arts, media arts, and/or music) to more Oklahoma students.
Offer arts education for students in alternative education school sites that is tailored to meet individual student and site goals and that supports the goals of Oklahoma Alternative Education.
Provide support to schools in rural, remote, and lower-income communities.
Project Actvity Dates
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 (Grant Period FY2024)
Up to $2,000 per school
There is no match requirement for this grant program.
Accessibility: If you require accommodations to participate in the webinars or in-person information sessions, please contact us in advance at (405) 521-2040.
60 days before the project begins
Who Can Apply?
Schools identified by the Oklahoma State Department of Education as Alternative Education school sites.
What Types of Experiences Can Be Supported?
Events and activities centered on the performing arts, including:
Hosting a performing artist or arts group for an in-school concert or performance
School field trips to attend live dance, drama, media arts, or music performances
For questions about what types of experiences can be supported, contact our Arts Education Director.
What Expenses Are Allowable?
Funding from the Arts in Alternative Education Grant can be used to support the following expenses:
Performing artist fees (payment to the performer or group hired by the school)
Performing artist travel expenses (may include mileage, lodging, or other costs but cannot include food or drink)
Student travel expenses (may include car or bus rental fees)
Student ticket/admission costs
Consumable Supplies (must be directly related to the project)
Other expenses (including printed programs, signage, licensing and/or royalty fees, etc.)
Unallowable expenses include food or drink, apparel or other consumable goods, capital expenditures and/or building improvements, permanent art installations, tuition, scholarships, activities for which college credit is given, loss of revenue, debt repayment, subgranting, duties or expenses related to fundraising and/or lobbying, activities or expenses that may advance or inhibit any religious belief, events that are not open to the public, cash prizes or awards, and hospitality expenses (i.e., food, drink, receptions, parties, galas).
Request access to the grant system (for new schools only)
Submit an application
Application is reviewed by Oklahoma Arts Council
Award notification (if the project is selected for funding)
Accept grant contract
Project activity occurs
Submit a final report
Grant payment is processed
Documents and Links
How to Apply
Step 1: If your organization has not applied for an Oklahoma Arts Council grant in the past three years, you will need to request access to the grant system. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Once your organization has access to the grant system, your organization’s Grant Contact can log on and complete an application. Submit the application at least 60 days before the start date of your project.
Who to Contact for Help
For questions about this grant program, contact Jennifer Allen-Barron, Arts Education Director, at email@example.com or 405-521-2036.
For questions about grant system access, contact Martyna Sandoval, Grants and Programs Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-521-2040.
For questions about managing your grant award, contact Thomas Tran, Grants Director, at email@example.com or 405-521-2041.