Allied Arts will award relief grants to central Oklahoma cultural nonprofits in the range of $1,000 to $15,000 per organization. Award amounts will vary based on organizational budget size, scope of programs, emerging needs and total resources available. Applicants must apply for CARES Act relief and/or other government assistance. Preference will be given to requests made to Allied Arts for expenses not covered by federal assistance.

Grant awards are subject to Allied Arts relief fund resource availability. 


The Allied Arts Emergency Relief Fund will begin accepting applications on Monday, April 6. Applications received by Thursday, April 9 at noon will be reviewed in the first round of relief grants. Recipients will be notified by Wednesday, April 15. Grant awards will be mailed to the recipients at the address provided in the application or can be sent via payment apps or direct deposit. We recommend providing electronic checking information for the quickest disbursement of grant awards.

When funds run out, Allied Arts will cease review of grant applications.


Eligibility requirements for Round One include:

  • Recipients must be a part of Allied Arts’ network of member agencies and grantees (received Allied Arts funding in the last three years) and be in good standing with Allied Arts.
  • Recipients must be based within and doing work in central Oklahoma (defined by the 10-county area including the counties of Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Logan, Lincoln, Seminole, Pottawatomie, Cleveland, McClain, Grady and Canadian).
  • Recipients must have 501(c)3 nonprofit status or have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. 
  • Recipients must be established and functional for at least three years.
  • Recipients must be self-identified as “Arts, Culture, and Humanities” using the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities system.
  • Recipients must apply for assistance through the CARES ACT or SBA disaster assistance.


No final report will be required from grantees receiving support from the Allied Arts Emergency Relief Fund.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.