OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., January 3, 2019 – Allied Arts is currently accepting applications for two of its grant programs – the Educational Outreach Program and the Capacity-Building Program. In the second grant cycle of its fiscal year, Allied Arts has more than $152,000 available to award. For the entire fiscal year, more than $300,000 was budgeted to distribute to qualified central Oklahoma nonprofit arts organizations – a forty six percent increase from 2018. Applications for the spring cycle are due on January 11, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. CST.
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 who might otherwise not have the opportunity to learn from the arts. Projects supported by the program include scholarships for art camps, transportation costs for students to attend live performances or visit art exhibits, funding for artists to visit schools, afterschool art activities and reduced cost music lessons.
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, technology upgrades and professional development opportunities.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2019 spring cycle is January 11, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.CST. 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
- Be self-identified as “Arts, Culture, and Humanities” using the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities system
Organizations interested in applying can visit www.alliedartsokc.com/grants for more information or to submit an application. For questions, contact Jennifer Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 405-278-8944.
About Allied Arts
As a United Arts Fund, Allied Arts works to broaden support for the arts by raising financial support for cultural organizations, encouraging participation and attendance, advocating for arts education, and promoting excellence in the arts and arts management. Since its founding in 1971, the organization has raised more than $67 million to advance the arts in central Oklahoma. Learn more at AlliedArtsOKC.com.
Allied Arts contributes to approximately 40 organizations annually. Member agencies include:
- Ambassadors’ Concert Choir
- Arts Council Oklahoma City
- Canterbury Voices
- Carpenter Square Theatre
- Cimarron Opera
- deadCENTER Film Festival
- Firehouse Art Center
- Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Thelma Gaylord Academy
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
- Metropolitan School of Dance
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- OK City Chorus
- Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
- Oklahoma City Ballet
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art
- Oklahoma City Philharmonic
- Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
- Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
- Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)
- Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
- Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma
- Prairie Dance Theatre
- Red Earth, Inc.
- Science Museum Oklahoma
- The Sooner Theatre
For more information, contact Allied Arts at 405-278-8944 or visit alliedartsokc.com.
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