Nonprofit Arts Organizations Invited to Apply for Next Round of Vision Arts Grants from Vision Tulsa Sales Tax

The City of Tulsa, Tulsa Arts Commission and Tulsa Planning Office will begin 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 is hosting virtual information sessions at these dates and times:

To apply or learn more about the program and its requirements, visit The deadline to apply is Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Grant awards will be determined in December, with disbursements expected to follow as soon as possible. For more information, contact Amy Ulmer in the Tulsa Planning Office at


About Vision Tulsa
Vision Tulsa, an $884 million sales tax renewal package approved by voters in 2016, is making substantial investments in economic development, education, public safety, streets and transportation needs citywide. With citizen priorities providing the driving force behind the creation of Vision Tulsa, transformative projects and enhancements are setting the stage for a bright future for Tulsa.