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Performing Arts Experience Grant for Alternative Education

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.

Program Objectives



Project Actvity Dates
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 (Grant Period FY2024)

Grant Amount
Up to $2,000 per school
There is no match requirement for this grant program.

Informational Webinar
Accessibility: If you require accommodations to participate in the webinars or in-person information sessions, please contact us in advance at (405) 521-2040.

Application Deadline
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:

Download a 2024 calendar of performing arts experiences in Oklahoma.

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: 

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).

Grant Process

  1. Request access to the grant system (for new schools only)

  2. Submit an application

  3. Application is reviewed by Oklahoma Arts Council

  4. Award notification (if the project is selected for funding)

  5. Accept grant contract

  6. Project activity occurs

  7. Submit a final report

  8. Grant payment is processed


Documents and Links

Grant Program Guidelines
Grant Application Preview
General Grant Terms and Conditions
Grant System Login

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

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 or 405-521-2036.

For questions about grant system access, contact Martyna Sandoval, Grants and Programs Associate, at or 405-521-2040.

For questions about managing your grant award, contact Thomas Tran, Grants Director, at or 405-521-2041.