OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 29, 2016 – Allied Arts is currently accepting applications for two of its grant programs – the Educational Outreach Program and the Capacity Building Program. These programs will be open to qualified central Oklahoma nonprofit arts organizations.

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 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.

The deadline for the 2016 fall cycle is August 12, 2016, and applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide quality arts and cultural programming to the community
  • Be an nonprofit arts organization, tax-exempt corporation as defined under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Service
  • Be established and functional for at least five 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
  • Be self-identified as “Arts, Culture, and Humanities” using the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities system

Organizations interested in applying can visit for more information or to submit an application.  For questions, contact Allied Arts at (405) 278-8944.

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