Recent Recipients: Spring 2022

Agency
Project description
Award
Arts Council Oklahoma City
Boys & Girls Club arts afterschool program
6000
Artspace at Untitled
Stop-Motion summer animation course
7500
Aspiring Attitudes
Dance opportunities for all abilities
5200
Canterbury Voices
Canterbury Youth Voices scholarship fund
5000
Cimarron Opera
Relaunch of Cimarron's Scholastic Opera tour to schools and libraries
5000
DeadCenter Film
Statewide youth education tour
5000
Eufaula Area Arts Council
Summer performing arts club for Eufaula youth
5700
Lyric Theatre
Support Lyric’s Musical Interactive program
5000
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Art Mania, free community exploration of the museum
7000
Metro Youth Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc.
Production of full-scale Broadway musical put on by 6-12th graders
2500
Metropolitan School of Dance
Master artists programs in schools and at the studio
5600
Norman Arts Council
Scholarships for Norman youth to engage in the arts
5000
Norman Firehouse Art Center
Children's Summer Art Program for children ages 5-14
5000
Norman Music Alliance
Kids Fest, a space specifically designed for hands-on arts activities during the 2024 Norman Music Festival
4300
Oklahoma Arts Institute
Provide five scholarships for OKC students to attend the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute
5000
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
Support the Young Company
5500
Oklahoma City Ballet
Support Dance Discovery program, offering classes in schools and Boys & Girls Club sites
6500
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Provide healing arts at SSM Behavioral Health
5100
Oklahoma Contemporary
Scholarships for school break camps
7000
Oklahoma Shakespeare
Free and discounted admission for students for the first two shows of the 2024 season
5000
Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
Financial assistance for ensemble students
5000
Opry Heritage Foundation of OK
Granville School of Music
7500
Painted Sky Opera
Summer touring at Metropolitan Libraries
5500
Prairie Dance Theatre
Smart Moves After School program
5000
RACE Dance Collective
Intensive for high school students
5000
Scissortail Productions, Inc.
Musical education in elementary schools
5000
The Sooner Theatre of Norman, Inc
Scholarships for summer camps
7000

Recent Recipients: Spring 2022

Agency
Project description
Award
Austin Hartel Dance Company
Oklahoma International Dance Festival
2500
Black Liberated Arts Center (BLAC), Inc
2024 Kennedy Center Partners in Education Annual Meeting
3000
Cimarron Opera
Two Person Executive Team
3000
DeadCenter Film
Attend the 2024 Sundance Film Festival
2500
El Sistema Oklahoma
HarmonyBuilders: Tuning the Potential of El Sistema Oklahoma's Youth Development Team
4000
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Association of Children’s Museum Conference – Interactivity 2024: FLOURISH!
2540
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Annual American Alliance of Museum Conference
2500
Norman Firehouse Art Center
Firehouse Staff Retreat and Strategic Planning Development
5000
OHFO DBA Oklahoma Opry
Setting the stage for success and sustainability
4686
OKC Ballet
Artistic Director Administrative Development
5000
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Attend the AICPA & CIMA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference
5000
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
League of American Orchestras Conference Attendance
5000
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Inc
Purchase of Light Board & Two Outdoor Rated Lighting Instruments
3471
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Program evaluation framework development
5000
Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
Board Professional Development
5000
Painted Sky Opera
Scenic Designer for 2024 Season
4000
Prairie Dance Theatre
Fundraising Development
5000
RACE Dance Collective
RACE the Space
5000
Scissortail Productions
2024 Season
2500
The Sooner Theatre of Norman, Inc
Business Management Improvements
3500
grant programs

Our grant programs help ensure a dynamic and sustainable cultural community in central Oklahoma.

For more information, please email jennifer.bryan@alliedartsokc.com.

Educational Outreach

Deadline: 
August 2, 2024

Our Educational Outreach program supports a variety of nonprofit arts organizations dedicated to Oklahoma youth. Through programming and outreach, we provide arts experiences for underserved K-12 students. With community-wide support, we are working to broaden our reach to veterans, hospitalized adults, developmentally disabled adults and beyond - from bringing teaching artists into underserved schools to creating programming for organizations who strictly work with communities of color.

Cash grants and Hobby Lobby store gift cards are available. Organizations of all budget sizes can apply for up to $5,000 in cash grants. Hobby Lobby card distributions will be in addition to the cash award maximum amount.

Allied Arts member agencies as well as other nonprofit arts organizations are eligible for the Educational Outreach Program.

Corporate Partners

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

  • The Barnett Family
  • Bowen Foundation
  • Catalyst
  • ChappelWood Financial Services
  • Dobson Family Foundation
  • Flogistix
  • Hobby Lobby
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kimray
  • Oklahoma Natural Gas
  • UMB Bank
  • ChappelWood Financial Services
  • Compellier
  • Dobson Family Foundation
  • Flogistix
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Hobby Lobby
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kimray
  • Oklahoma Natural Gas
  • UMB Bank
GRANT IMPACT - EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
Norman Firehouse Art Center provides arts experiences for local students.

Norman Firehouse Art Center

“The art program benefits student behavior dramatically. It produces the kind of thinkers that we want in our schools and our communities.”
Olivia Dean
Principal at Lincoln Elementary School
Western Gateway students create art through Arts Council OKC’s Arts in Schools program
Science Museum Oklahoma
Canterbury Youth Voices

Capacity-Building Grants

Deadline:
August 2, 2024

The Allied Arts Capacity-Building program helps nonprofit arts and cultural organizations grow stronger, so they can fulfill their missions and better serve their constituents.

Organizations can apply for up to $5,000 with no matching component, and Allied Arts will consider fully funding project requests. An organization with an annual operating budget of $500,000 or more is limited to one request per Allied Arts fiscal year.

Projects that will produce more concrete results and impact will be given priority. For professional development requests, priority will be given to opportunities within the state of Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Each year, a variety of projects are funded – from organizational training and board development to volunteer management, strategic planning and other professional development opportunities.

Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding. Funds are limited.

Allied Arts member agencies and other nonprofit arts organizations are eligible.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Allied Arts will also consider capacity-building requests such as:

Supporting collaborations between established cultural nonprofits and emerging groups

Funding projects that address racial, social, gender injustice through the arts

Operating expenses for organizations led by people of color and serving communities of color

COVID Support

Many organizations have been faced with unique post-COVID challenges. Allied Arts will consider requests to help navigate concerns such as:

Filling full-time, part-time, contract and seasonal staff openings

Employing artists to conduct programming

Equipment and tools to provide virtual/remote programming, events and activities

Capital requests to conduct programming outdoors

Modifications to facilities to conduct indoor programming safely

GRANT IMPACT - CAPACITY BUILDING
The Allied Arts Capacity-Building program helps art nonprofits invest in technology resources to bring arts experiences beyond the walls of their facilities and directly into communities.

Oklahoma Contemporary

"Without the funding from the Allied Arts Capacity-Building grant, we would not have been able to set aside funds to support permanent live-stream studio classes."
Oklahoma Contemporary
Capacity-Building Evaluation Report
A family enjoys the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival Photo Courtesy of Oklahoma Shakespeare
Microphones purchased with Allied Arts capacity building funding
Photo Credit Artist Kyndall Rainey with her artwork display participating in OVAC’s OK Art Crawl

Allocations

2024 Deadline has passed

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 the 25 Allied Arts member agencies.

OKCPHIL performs at Scissortail Park
GRANT IMPACT - ALLOCATIONS
The Plaza District is a great example of neighborhood revitalization through the arts.

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

“Before Lyric came, the Plaza District was empty. The soul of the city happens when you leave your home and you engage with your neighbors, and that’s what live theater always does.”
Michael Baron
Producing Artist Director
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE GRANTS PROGRAM

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 and an active, volunteer board of directors
  • 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
For more information, please email jennifer.bryan@alliedartsokc.com.
If an applicant or grantee – or representatives of an organization – defames the name of Allied Arts, Allied Arts reserves the right to deny funding for a new request or pull funding from a previously-funded request.