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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John McNeese: Professional Development in Socially-Engaged Artwork Grant

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Proposals must be received by January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.
Education Grants & McNeese Grants may be submitted on the 15th of any month for a faster response.

Click here for additional explanation and sample grant components.

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.

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Forms for already awarded grant recipients:

Final Report Form
Recipient Accounting Form