There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15.  

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility.Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. Community partner organizations must be 501c3 nonprofits operating in Oklahoma. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Community Artist Partnership Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in Application below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

__Artwork sample list 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional)

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15. 

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Creative Project Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

__Artwork sample list 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional)

Education Grant proposals may be submitted for 4 deadlines throughout the year on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15. Alternatively, artists may submit on the 15th of any month for consideration (subject to available funds). Proposals must be submitted at least 45 days before the start of the activities. Applications are due by 5 pm. 

Before submission, please review application form for project eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Education Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15.  

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility.Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Professional Basics Application should include: 

__Filled in application form found here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-OVAC-ProfessionalBasicsGrant-Application.pdf

**Be sure to save to your own computer to fill in the form. Attention Apple users- open form in Adobe Reader to fill in (do not use the "preview" program or text will disappear).  

**Form is updated periodically, please download the latest version before the deadline. 

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

Call for Entry: OVAC Member Gallery at Coffee Slingers Roasters
Only open to current OVAC Members

Rolling submission deadline; exhibition opening dates are:
January 31, 2017
March 31, 2107

Eligibility

Artists must be current residents of Oklahoma and active members of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). OVAC membership must be sustained for the duration of the exhibition, which will last for two months following the opening.

Curator

All artists will be selected by Melody Harwell, owner of Coffee Slingers Roasters. OVAC will provide technical assistance and planning support, but will not make any final selection decisions.

Specifications

All forms of work will be considered that are no larger than 22 x 28” for two-dimensional work. All work must be hang-ready with D-rings and wire—we cannot accommodate saw-tooth or raw canvases without wire. Three-dimensional work will be considered, but must be able to hang from gallery wire hanging system, as there will be no shelving units available.

Applications

Artists may complete the online application available via the direct link on the member page (http://ovac-ok.org/members/). You may submit up to ten works for consideration; the actual number of works to be exhibited may differ, depending on size and what best suits the curator’s tastes. The link is only visible on the website when you are logged in as an active member. If you have forgotten your login, please contact Joshua Cassella at outreach@ovac-ok.org. If you need to join or update your membership, please visit: http://ovac-ok.org/get-involved/.

Applications for each respective exhibition opening must be received by the following dates in order to be considered:

March(apply by January 31, 2017)
May(apply by March 31, 2107)


Selected artists will be announced within two weeks of application deadline and notified by email of acceptance. Due to the large volume of applicants and the rolling nature of the selection process, formal decline emails will not be sent to those artists not selected. Rather, applicants are responsible for checking the member page for artist announcements at http://ovac-ok.org/members/.

Applications not initially accepted will be retained for up to one year to be considered for future OVAC Member Gallery exhibitions, or any additional non-OVAC sponsored exhibition opportunities that arise. Occasionally, outside agencies contact us for artist recommendations—we retain the right to refer such parties to active OVAC Member Gallery applications.

This is a FREE benefit of OVAC membership and there is no entry fee required.

Liability

Artists are responsible for the safe delivery, installation, and timely pick up of work. OVAC and Coffee Slingers Roasters are not responsible at any time for the loss, damage, or theft of artwork.

Sales

Work may be offered for sale. Artists will receive 70% of selling price, so please price accordingly.

For questions or more information, please call OVAC at 405-879-2400.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition supports Oklahoma’s professional visual artists. These awards are intended to recognize past achievement and future promise and can be used as the artist’s needs require. Deadline: April 14, 2017, 5 pm.

The Awards
Two Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships for $5,000 are open to resident Oklahoma artists working in all media 21 years of age and older. Additionally two Student Awards of Excellence of $500 are open to Oklahoma graduate and undergraduate students. OVAC will produce a brochure about the award winning artists, which will be sent to 600+ curators and galleries nationwide.

Guest Curator

Based in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Bradley Sumrall is currently Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He has served as curator for over fifty exhibitions, including The Gasperi Collection, Jim Roche: Cultural Mechanic, When You’re Lost Everything’s a Sign: The House of Blues Collection, Sharon Kopriva: From Terra to Verde, Juan Logan: I’ll Save you Tomorrow, Alexa Kleinbard: Remedies, The Created World of Enrique Alferez, Dureau, Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme, Michael Deas, Michael Meads: Bent Not Broken, and Benny Andrews: Paintings. 

His exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Art Forum, and Hyperallergic, among other online and print publications. His books include One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson, Steffen Thomas Rediscovered, From Terra to Verde: The Art of Sharon Kopriva, Robert Tannen: A-RT, Gina Phillips: I was Trying Hard to Think about Sweet Things, Michelle Varisco: Shifting and Clementine Hunter: A Sketchbook. He is the 2016 juror for the Taubman Museum’s annual juried exhibition, Homeward Bound, in Roanoke, VA. 

Criteria
The curator will consider the following criteria during the selection process: the quality of the work as demonstrated by samples submitted with the application; the originality of vision as well as technical expertise of the work; and the record of professional activity and achievement as reflected in the resume. The curator will also consider that the artist shows exceptional and ongoing artistic investigation.

Eligibility
FELLOWSHIP: The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition accepts Fellowship applications from living artists age 21 and older who are legal residents of Oklahoma. Work samples submitted may not have been completed while under artistic instruction. Recipients are expected to remain Oklahoma residents for the full fellowship year. Previous recipient of OVAC Visual Arts Fellowship are eligible three years after their award. Current students are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship award, but are encouraged to apply for the Student Awards of Excellence.

STUDENT AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:  Graduate or undergraduate students in Oklahoma may apply in the Student Awards of Excellence category.

How to Apply
Applications must be received by 5 pm on April 14, 2017. No late or incomplete applications will be processed. Violation of any of the terms of this agreement or of the application criteria will result in a rejection of an application, or if already awarded, rescission, or return of all funds disbursed.

Each applicant should submit only the following:

Recent resume. It is recommended that your resume include a record of professional activity such as exhibitions, visual arts related employment, awards, publications and educational background. Resumes should be no more than three pages.

Artist statement. The statement should explain the nature and significance of the work submitted and should not exceed one page.

Artwork Samples: 10 images of your work jpeg images. You may include both full views and details of work, but you may not submit more or less than 10 images. Images must be jpegs, and no more than 2 MB each. The files must be labeled only with the last name of the artist and numbers that correspond to the numbered image list (For example: Smith01.jpg). Do not place text on top of your images or include any graphic elements that are not a part of the artwork. Entries that do not follow these specifications will be disqualified. 

For media/Video/Film artist submissions:  Please submit one sample reel with a maximum length of ten minutes, which may include no more than three work samples. Media submissions should come as a URL to an embedded video.

Typed image list or Video Summary.  List must include the image number, title, medium, dimensions and created year. Video summaries should include a brief summary of each work  submitted with URL, clip length, title, year work was completed and applicant’s specific role per each work sample submitted, e.g. director, screenwriter, etc.

Entry Fee $15. Waived for OVAC members. Membership in OVAC is not necessary to apply for this award. 

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition supports Oklahoma’s professional visual artists. These awards are intended to recognize past achievement and future promise and can be used as the artist’s needs require. Deadline: April 14, 2017, 5 pm.

The Awards
Two Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships for $5,000 are open to resident Oklahoma artists working in all media 21 years of age and older. Additionally two Student Awards of Excellence of $500 are open to Oklahoma graduate and undergraduate students. OVAC will produce a brochure about the award winning artists, which will be sent to 600+ curators and galleries nationwide.

Guest Curator

Based in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Bradley Sumrall is currently Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He has served as curator for over fifty exhibitions, including The Gasperi Collection, Jim Roche: Cultural Mechanic, When You’re Lost Everything’s a Sign: The House of Blues Collection, Sharon Kopriva: From Terra to Verde, Juan Logan: I’ll Save you Tomorrow, Alexa Kleinbard: Remedies, The Created World of Enrique Alferez, Dureau, Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme, Michael Deas, Michael Meads: Bent Not Broken, and Benny Andrews: Paintings. 

His exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in AmericaArt Forum, and Hyperallergic, among other online and print publications. His books include One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter AndersonSteffen Thomas RediscoveredFrom Terra to Verde: The Art of Sharon KoprivaRobert Tannen: A-RTGina Phillips: I was Trying Hard to Think about Sweet ThingsMichelle Varisco: Shifting and Clementine Hunter: A Sketchbook. He is the 2016 juror for the Taubman Museum’s annual juried exhibition, Homeward Bound, in Roanoke, VA. 

Criteria
The curator will consider the following criteria during the selection process: the quality of the work as demonstrated by samples submitted with the application; the originality of vision as well as technical expertise of the work; and the record of professional activity and achievement as reflected in the resume. The curator will also consider that the artist shows exceptional and ongoing artistic investigation.

Eligibility
FELLOWSHIP: The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition accepts Fellowship applications from living artists age 21 and older who are legal residents of Oklahoma. Work samples submitted may not have been completed while under artistic instruction. Recipients are expected to remain Oklahoma residents for the full fellowship year. Previous recipient of OVAC Visual Arts Fellowship are eligible three years after their award. Current students are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship award, but are encouraged to apply for the Student Awards of Excellence.

STUDENT AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:  Graduate or undergraduate students in Oklahoma may apply in the Student Awards of Excellence category.

How to Apply
Applications must be received by 5 pm on April 14, 2017. No late or incomplete applications will be processed. Violation of any of the terms of this agreement or of the application criteria will result in a rejection of an application, or if already awarded, rescission, or return of all funds disbursed.

Each applicant should submit only the following:

Recent resume. It is recommended that your resume include a record of professional activity such as exhibitions, visual arts related employment, awards, publications and educational background. Resumes should be no more than three pages.

Artist statement. The statement should explain the nature and significance of the work submitted and should not exceed one page.

Artwork Samples: 10 images of your work jpeg images. You may include both full views and details of work, but you may not submit more or less than 10 images. Images must be jpegs, and no more than 2 MB each. The files must be labeled only with the last name of the artist and numbers that correspond to the numbered image list (For example: Smith01.jpg). Do not place text on top of your images or include any graphic elements that are not a part of the artwork. Entries that do not follow these specifications will be disqualified. 

For media/Video/Film artist submissions:  Please submit one sample reel with a maximum length of ten minutes, which may include no more than three work samples. Media submissions should come as a URL to an embedded video.

Typed image list or Video Summary.  List must include the image number, title, medium, dimensions and created year. Video summaries should include a brief summary of each work  submitted with URL, clip length, title, year work was completed and applicant’s specific role per each work sample submitted, e.g. director, screenwriter, etc.

Entry Fee $15. Waived for OVAC members. Membership in OVAC is not necessary to apply for this award.