Image Credit: Spencer Plumlee, Bedroom Talk, OVAC's Momentum, 2020

Before You


Before you apply, carefully review everything on this page including the Requirements, Scoring Matrix, and Timeline. We highly encourage all applicants to attend the free Info Session. For those not able to attend, the session will be recorded and uploaded here.

Info Session & Office Hours

Join us for a free info session and office hours! The info session will be a presentation of the program and an opportunity to ask questions. Additionally, you can sign up for a free office hours consultation to ask questions and get feedback on your application before applying.

May 6, 2021

Info Session

May 21, 2021

Office Hours


  1. The proposed project must have a central focus on the visual arts.

  2. The proposed project must have a public-facing component such as an exhibition, performance, viewing, or other public event.

  3. All public facing events must take place in Oklahoma and must take place before the presentation at the end of the award year.

  4. For collaborative projects, the applicant will serve as the Lead Organizer.

  5. The Lead Organizer must be a current OVAC member at the time of the application deadline.

  6. Artists currently enrolled as a full-time student in the arts are not eligible to apply as a Lead Organizer, but may be a collaborator.

  7. The Lead Organizer and the majority of the collaborators must reside in Oklahoma.

  8. Successful applicants may apply in subsequent years, but must propose a new project. The same project or a new iteration of a past project are not eligible for funding.

  9. 501c3 organizations or for-profit corporations are not eligible to apply.

  10. Awarded applicants must participate in the awards presentation in July 2022 to present their project to the public. 


April 1, 2021 - Grant application opens​

May 6, 2021 - Free Info Session - Sign up here!

May 21, 2021 - Free Office Hours - Sign up here!

June 1, 2021 - Application deadline at 11:59pm CST

July 15, 2021 - Thrive Grant winners notified

August 2021 - June 2022 - Grant award period 

July 2022 - Award presentations! More info TBA!

Scoring Matrix


Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103


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