Apply for the O. Gail Poole Travel Award

Norman Arts Council has two new artist opportunities, both with deadlines next Friday, May 18th!

The O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund Award gives artists the opportunity to receive $1,500 to help offset the costs of travel to a conference, workshop or journey of artistic discovery and inspiration.

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Nicole Poole, in remembrance of her father, Oklahoma artist O. Gail Poole, established this fund. Administered by the Norman Arts Council, this fund benefits artists of demonstrated merit and ability, providing the opportunity and freedom of travel, which Poole so adored.

Funds may be used for travel for a specific project, fee for attending a professional workshop, or other travel needs to be considered in the selection process.


Norman Artist Travel Award – $1,500 awarded to an artist living in Norman, OK

Oklahoma Artist Travel Award – $1,500 award to an Oklahoma artist identifying with an ethnic, cultural, sexual, gender, economic or ability minority.

Recipient will be required to sign an agreement that the award will be used strictly for the travel purposes outlined in the Narrative Proposal of Use of Funds.


All artists must:

  1. Have resided in Norman, OK for at least the past 12 months.


  1. Have resided in Oklahoma for at least the past 12 months.
  2. Submit a completed application by May 18, 2018 via this website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. Attest that the submitted works of art are executed solely by the artist

5. Be over the age of 18.

Good luck!!!