Allied Arts offers three grant programs to help ensure a dynamic, sustainable cultural community in central Oklahoma.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide quality arts and cultural programming to the community
  • Be a nonprofit arts organization, tax-exempt corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (have current 501(c)(3) status)
  • Be established and functional for at least three years
  • Have current financials
  • Have headquarters in central Oklahoma (defined by the 10-county area including the counties of Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Logan, Lincoln, Seminole, Pottawatomie, Cleveland, McClain, Grady and Canadian)
  • Have current registration as a charitable organization with the State of Oklahoma
  • Grantees must be self-identified as “Arts, Culture, and Humanities” using the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities system

Grant deadlines are listed below.

Educational Outreach

Fall 2018 Deadline – August 17, 2018
Spring 2019 Deadline – January 18, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

The Allied Arts Educational Outreach program provides funding in support of youth arts education projects. The focus is on providing arts experiences for underserved K-12 students in central Oklahoma. 

Projects supported by the program include scholarships for art camps, transportation costs for students to visit art exhibits, funding for artists to visit schools and afterschool art activities.

The Allied Arts Educational Outreach program is made possible with the generous support of the following companies:

  • Bank of America
  • Dobson Family Foundation
  • Flogistix
  • Hobby Lobby
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kimray
  • UMB Bank

Capacity-Building Grants

Fall 2018 Deadline – August 17, 2018
Spring 2019 Deadline – January 18, 2019 5:00 p.m.

The Allied Arts Capacity-Building program assists nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in building organizational capability to better serve their constituencies and fulfill their missions.

Examples of projects funded by the program include first-time audits, consultant fees for strategic planning or board retreats, and professional development opportunities.

Allied Arts member agencies as well as other nonprofit arts organizations are eligible for the Capacity-Building Program. To be eligible, applicants must have an updated profile on Oklahoma city Community Foundation’s GiveSmartOKC.


Allocations deadline: April 12, 2019

Annually, Allied Arts distributes campaign funds to its member agencies through the allocations process. Agencies utilize these funds for a host of needs – from offsetting administrative costs to bringing world-renowned exhibits and performances to central Oklahoma. This program is only open to Allied Arts member agencies.