Come Back Soon--WE are currently updating our grants and scholarships page....if you know of any to add, please send them, and we'll send you a FREE autographed book of your choice. In the meantime, check back to this page mid-April to see an updated version of this page! We're on the lookout for new grants, so be sure to send suggestions! Thanks for your help!
Grants/Funding For School Visits
Do you need financial assistance to get an author or illustrator to visit your school? If so, please check out these handy links to find out more about the grants and funding available to you.
If you know of any grants or funding available for school visits, both in Oklahoma and nationally, please send them to OCAI. If we post your information we'll send you a FREE autographed book from one of our authors or illustrators. Now that's something to smile about! :)
Also, when trying to schedule an author/illustrator visit, many schools team up with their local community for sponsorship, such as grocery stores, banks, businesses. Often, businesses are looking for ways to promote their services AND to help their community at the same time so an author/illustrator visit could be just they type of promotion they are looking for.
Arts Education in Schools
The Oklahoma Arts Council supports quality arts education for all K-12 students in every Oklahoma public and private, non-religious school.
The Council provides on-going assistance to non-profit community organizations with arts education programs that interface with schools. The Council provides technical expertise and assistance for educational institutions, arts instructors and non-profit organizations to help in their efforts to:
develop fundamental concepts in order to create quality arts education programs
develop methods of evaluation for arts education programs
increase access to the Council's programs and services
NEW - Small Grant Support for Schools
Schools who want to bring the arts into their classrooms have a new funding opportunity from the Oklahoma Arts Council. The Small Grant Support for Schools allows schools to apply for funds directly from the Council and does not require them to work through their district. This grant also requires schools to match only 25% of the total requested amount. Grant Application
Community Arts Programs supports community based arts activities and events such as performance, exhibitions, festivals, etc. which advance, promote or support the cultural and economic development of Oklahoma.
Arts Education in Schools support programming taught by qualified arts instructors that develops students’ skills and knowledge in dance, drama, music, visual arts, traditional arts or creative writing. Programming is designed specifically to complement existing K-12 school curriculum and instruction and involves activities or resources above and beyond those typically made available by the school.
Arts Learning in Communities support arts instruction, classes and workshops for participants of all ages, abilities and life circumstances where a predominant amount of the participant’s time is devoted to the creative arts process. This component DOES NOT include arts education in the schools. Areas of programming include summer arts programs, after-school arts programs, arts instruction provided in a community based class/workshop format, and /or arts instruction provided in a healthcare/hospital/nursing home or other similar settings for institution or facility bound participants.
GRANT DEADLINES: Applicants will apply for the above programming components through the following grant categories. Each category has its own guidelines and eligibility requirements. Review the grant categories to determine your organization’s grant category eligibility. http://www.arts.ok.gov/grants.html
Do 70% of your students qualify for free or reduced lunches?
If so, your school may be eligible for a $1,000.00 award to purchase NEW BOOKS for your library.
For details, go to NEA's site : www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/grant-application/books-across-america/