Program To Help Nonprofit Art Organizations Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 5:18 am
By: Joseph Holloway


Tulsa leaders are providing financial help for nonprofit arts organizations struggling due to COVID-19.

Tuesday is the deadline to apply for some of those grants.

The Tulsa Arts Commission said they were inspired to do this after seeing how COVID-19 related cancellations meant a large loss in revenue for the arts. 

The commission teamed up with the Tulsa Planning Office to create the Vision Arts Resilience and Recovery program, which will provide grants for local nonprofit arts organizations affected by the pandemic. 

Organizers said the recipients can use the funds for operational costs, sanitation and safety concerns, and redesigning exhibit spaces to accommodate social distancing guidelines. 

Program leaders will accept applications up until 5:00p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and they said groups must be able to prove their tax-exempts status, show a negative revenue impact of at least 20 percent, and be able to explain how they’d use the money. 

Finalists will be selected early next month and money will be given out shortly after. 

To apply or learn more about the program and its requirements, click here.