Grants for Artists

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition grants help individual Oklahoma artists create visual art for public presentation, develop their professional practices, and lead community projects.

Professional Basics Grant

  • Up to $500 (artist must match funds)
  • For essentials of getting started: quality artwork samples, display/framing, shipping or website development.
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Education Grant

  • Up to $500 (artist must match funds)
  • For conferences, studio workshops, or study trips.
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Creative Projects Grant

  • Up to $1,500
  • For creating new work that will culminate in a public event focused on artist’s own work.
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Community / Artist Partnership (CAP) Grant

  • Up to $1,200 (partner organization must match funds)
  • For initiating community-based projects leading to artwork creation.
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The purpose of OVAC’s granting program is to foster Oklahoma’s visual artistic creative excellence. The grants committee supports the mission of OVAC and scores submissions based on the merit of each application according to the pertinent grant category and its associated criteria. Grant recipients must have held at least 12 months residency in Oklahoma prior to the submission deadline.

Grant cycles are quarterly. Proposals must be received by January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.

The Grants Committee reviews proposals based on criteria found in the application forms. Artists may expect notification within four weeks of the application deadline. Payment can be issued two weeks after notification of awarded projects.

The Grants Committee reserves the right to not fund projects if there is a lack of quality applications.

Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Grant Components



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List of past grant recipients


Forms for already awarded grant recipients:

Final Report Form
Recipient Accounting Form