Image Credit: Spencer Plumlee, Bedroom Talk, OVAC's Momentum, 2020
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.
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The proposed project must have a central focus on the visual arts.
The proposed project must have a public-facing component and push the boundaries of the traditional exhibition experience. Some examples could include but should not be limited to performance, viewing, or other public events. Be sure to think outside the box and put an emphasis on how to interact with your audience.
All public facing events must take place in Oklahoma and must take place before the presentation at the end of the award year.
For collaborative projects, the applicant will serve as the Lead Organizer and a detailed timeline and budget must be included. See a budget template HERE.
Artists currently enrolled as a student in a MFA/BFA or are seeking enrollment in the arts during the award year are not eligible to apply as a Lead Organizer, but may be a collaborator.
The Lead Organizer and the majority of the collaborators must reside in Oklahoma.
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.
501c3 organizations or for-profit corporations are not eligible to apply. Artists with an LLC are eligible to apply.
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!
May 26, 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!