GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: call for applications

The Grants for Artists program fosters Oklahoma’s visual artistic creative excellence. The grants committee supports the mission of OVAC and scores submissions based on the merit of each application according to the pertinent grant category and its associated criteria.Grants for Artists help individual Oklahoma artists create visual art for public presentation, develop their professional practices, and lead community projects.Grants are open to artists working in visual-based mediums, curation, and art writing.

Applications are reviewed twice throughout the year and are due by 11:59 pm on October 15th or March 15th.

Creative Projects grants fund up to $1500 and are for creating new work that will culminate in a public event focused on artist’s own work. Applications are evaluated by measuring career altering potential, quality of work, concept, and ability to complete project.



Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, not currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program, Oklahoma residents, and must not have received grant funding from OVAC within the past year.  


__Completed application form below 

__Artist Resume/CV 

__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words) 

__10-15 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork (work samples can include artwork, sketches or concept drawing, writing samples, documentation of curatorial projects, or other relevant work). Please keep video samples limited to 3-5 minutes) 

__Artwork sample list (to identify your images) 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional but encouraged) 

__Balanced Budget (income = expenses) 

__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion 

__Secured or potential venues



- Applications must be received by March 15th or October 15th

- Committee will review applications following the deadline

- You will be notified of our decision within 4 weeks of the deadline

- Accepted applicants will receive payment approximately 2 weeks after being notified and submitting paperwork

- Grant projects must occur after grant is awarded and within one year of receiving grant funds


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