OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Visible Arts Coalition has introduced Thrive Grants, a brand new grants-for-artists program that celebrates innovation and exploration within the visible arts in Oklahoma. Thrive Grants is funded by and in partnership with The Andy Warhol Basis for the Visible Arts by their Regional Regranting Program.
Thrive Grants funds 12 artist-led, collaborative tasks from throughout the state of Oklahoma by grants of $5,000 every. The funded tasks should culminate in a public-facing program, corresponding to an exhibition, efficiency, screening, or different publicly accessible consequence. As COVID-19 is limiting in-person occasions, these packages might also be accessed digitally corresponding to a livestream, digital assembly, web site, or different just about accessible platform. Thrive Grants purpose to fund artists’ visions and supply inventive tasks for neighborhood engagement.
The grant purposes can be reviewed by a panel made up of an area artist, arts administrator, and somebody from the Regional Regranting household. The choice committee will rating purposes in classes together with: Profession Altering Potential, Inventive Advantage, Neighborhood Affect, and Capability to Full. Artist tasks that create new collaborations, characteristic BIPOC artists, or serve non-urban communities can be prioritized.
The grant software closes June 1. Candidates can be notified by July 15. Awarded artists have one yr to implement proposals. On the finish of the award interval, the entire funded artists will come collectively to share their tasks in a enjoyable, vigorous presentation. On the finish of the presentation occasion, the awardees for the next yr can be introduced. For a full timeline and dates, go to thrivegrants.org.
OVAC is providing a free info session by Zoom on Could 6, 6-7 p.m. Candidates will study this system, what tasks qualify, and write a successful software. On Could 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., OVAC is providing time slots the place candidates can join one-on-one Zoom conferences to get suggestions on their purposes. Go to thrivegrants.org to register in the present day.