The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalitions Artists Grants program aims to foster Oklahoma’s creative visual 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. The grants committee reviews proposals based on criteria found in the application forms and reserves the right to not fund projects if there is a lack of quality applications.
OVAC staff does not serve on the grant committees, only coordinates the program. Because of this, staff is available to answer questions regarding the grants and application process. To ensure accessibility, the grants coordinator, Hayley Olson, created recurring office hours to answer questions or review applications prior to the deadlines. The office hours will take place the week before each deadline and will have five, thirty-minute sessions. Participants are asked to prepare the application prior to their session for review.
- There are four different grant categories: Creative Projects, Community Artist Partnership, Professional Basics, and Education Assistance.
- Grant cycles are quarterly. The deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.
- Grant recipients must have held at least 12 months residency in Oklahoma prior to the submission deadline.
Visit OVAC’s website to access the applications and for more information regarding the Artists Grants program.