To ensure all Oklahomans have access to the arts, Rural Arts Opportunity Grants are available to organizations in select rural counties. The grant program represents a strategic investment by the Oklahoma Arts Council to advance state goals related to economic development, education, and quality of life. Grants are available to support capacity building and professional development activities, and learning-based or audience-based arts programs. The program was developed through allocated funds from the Oklahoma State Legislature to leverage resources for geographically isolated areas of the state that have limited access to arts and cultural activities.
Organizations eligible for funding include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, units of local government, federally recognized tribal nations, and public libraries. Funding can support capacity building and professional development activities, and learning-based or audience-based arts programs. Expenses ranging from artistic and administrative payroll to consulting contracts, program-related marketing, and more, can be paid through the grants.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted at any time as long as the project has not ended.
For details and to apply, visit arts.ok.gov.