Note: Application Deadline Extended to December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
About the Program
VISION Arts emphasizes the artistic and cultural industry within Tulsa and solidifies its role as a driver of economic growth and development. The specific purpose of the VISION Arts is to strategically engage the City’s arts and cultural organizations in boosting the local economy.
The City of Tulsa, Tulsa Arts Commission and Tulsa Planning Office began accepting applications Oct. 1 for the next round of Vision Arts grants from the Vision Tulsa sales tax. A total of $2,250,000 was approved by voters in 2016 as part of the Vision Tulsa capital package to support the arts in Tulsa and enhance their economic impact. These grants are scheduled for regular distribution during the Vision Tulsa program. So far, $600,000 has been distributed in grants to Tulsa arts organizations.
Vision Arts, a collaboration between Tulsa City Council, the Mayor’s Office and Tulsa Arts Commission, will provide selected 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(3)-sponsored organizations funding for programs that support art projects that stimulate economic development throughout Tulsa. Applying organizations may request up to $50,000 in funding with no private match requirement.
Eligible organizations must provide proof of their own (or sponsor’s) tax-exempt status, provide details about how the project will align with the Vision Arts goals and demonstrate the potential economic impact for the Tulsa community. Organizations selected for the grants will have until Dec. 31, 2022 to make qualifying expenses.
The Tulsa Arts Commission hosted several virtual information sessions for interested parties.
- Application Open: October 1, 2021
- Virtual Informational Sessions
- Application Close: Extended to December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
- Awards will be announced by early January 2022
- Grants funds disbursed as soon as possible
- Organizations have until December 31, 2022 to use funding for Eligible Expenses