Oklahoma Arts Council Grants
Apply for Classroom Supply Grants September 1
Applications open September 1 for the Oklahoma Arts Council's new grant program to help educators purchase supplies for their visual and performing arts classrooms. From September 1 through November 1, eligible schools statewide can apply for up to $500 in funding for qualifying materials through Classroom Supply Grants for Visual and Performing Arts.
The new grant program is being offered in response to feedback from teachers, administrators, and education leaders across Oklahoma. Hundreds of responses to Oklahoma Arts Council surveys showed art supplies among schools' greatest needs for providing sustained, high-quality arts education.
Supply expenses that can be covered through the funding include sheet music, props, instrument rental, drawing and painting materials, clay, and other consumable art supplies. See a list of eligible supplies.
Schools must have at least one part-time arts instructor in the discipline for which they apply.
Classroom Enhancement Grants for Rural Counties
Schools in eligible rural Oklahoma counties can apply for Classroom Enhancement Grants through the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation. The program is designed to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for students in rural areas.
Projects focused on the arts and humanities and more are eligible for up to $5,000. Projects should be integrated into academic curriculum with the goal of expanding student understanding in a specific area. Grants are awarded to pre-K through 12th grade classrooms.
Schools interested in applying must submit a one-paragraph description of their project by September 6.
Recent arts-related grants include:
- Will Rogers Elementary (Washita County) - $1,500 for cordless microphones for the drama/theatre department.
- Watts Elementary (Adair County) - $1,428 to enrich arts learning opportunities through field trips and art supplies.
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