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The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa (AHCT) was founded in 1961 in order to grow and to facilitate collaboration amongst the various arts and culture organizations in the community. Since the founding, AHCT has grown and developed in many ways, but we have always remained true to this original purpose. The Member Organization program is designed to strengthen the arts and humanities sector through partnership, shared services and advocacy.

Emerging and established organizations that are fulfilling an arts or humanities-related community need, are organized and are in good financial standing may become members.



Member organizations of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa are part of a strong network of organizations that are working to grow the arts and culture offerings in Tulsa. Key benefits include:

  • Invitation to member networking and educational events
  • Invitation to participate in advocacy work at the city and state levels
  • Promotional support
  • Use of two world-class facilities, Harwelden Mansion and the Hardesty Arts Center.
  • Access to group health insurance and liability insurance
  • Ability to apply for fiscal sponsorship, for organizations without nonprofit status


Download the member organization benefit packet here: Benefits Packet

Member organization dues are paid annually and are based on organization budget size, as follows:

Organization Budget Size Annual Dues
Less than $100,000 $100
$100,001 – $500,000 $250
$500,001 – $1,000,000 $500
More than $1,000,000 $750


Organizations interested in joining the Arts & Humanities Council may submit an application online, via email or via mail. The AHCT Executive Committee reviews applications on a monthly basis.

Click here to submit your application online.

Or download the application form here: Member Org Application



We are in the process of updating our member list and web profiles. Please check back soon.




March 29 – Spring Advocacy Summit
April 4 – Executive Director Roundtable
May 31 – All Member Event
July 11 – Executive Director Roundtable
October 10 – Executive Director Roundtable
November 8 – Fall Advocacy Summit
December 6 – All Member Event


Open to representatives from all AHCT Member Organizations, the Advocacy Summit is a strategic discussion and planning day to develop our advocacy priorities. We focus on issues at the local, county and state level. Held at the Hardesty Arts Center.

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Click here to view 2018 Advocacy Priorities as decided by members at the 2017 Advocacy Summit.


Our all-member events are relaxed, casual cocktail events for mingling, discussion and getting to know each other better. Representatives from all AHCT Member Organizations welcome.  Held at the Hardesty Arts Center.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Quarterly, the top executives from our Member Organizations gather for discussion and networking. We talk about current issues, partnership opportunities and shared challenges. We end around lunchtime, so lively discussion may be taken to lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am


The Arts & Humanities Council seeks to promote the value of the arts and humanities to all Tulsans. We also seek to share and advance the missions and activities of our individual Member Organizations. More information about member promotion opportunities is coming soon.

We are updating the web profiles of our member organizations.

Click here to fill out your profile online. 

Click here to download the web profile form to email or mail in:
Member Org Web Profile



Here are some helpful documents for member organizations:

Member Organization Guidelines

Member Organization Facility Use Guidelines

Member Organization Logo Use Guidelines




Fiscal Sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, a 501(c)3 organization, sponsors a project that lacks 501(c)3 status. We believe fiscal sponsorship provides a great benefit to AHCT Member Organizations and is consistent with our mission to cultivate a more creative Tulsa. In order for a project to be considered for fiscal sponsorship, an organization must fill out an official Fiscal Sponsorship Application. The application will then be reviewed and approved or denied by the AHCT Board of Directors.

You may download the full Fiscal Sponsorship Policy here:
Fiscal Sponsorship Policy


Fiscal Sponsorship Requirements

Once a Fiscal Sponsorship Application is approved, the organization must complete a Fiscal Sponsorship Contract, which details the responsibilities and conditions of the arrangement. In general, organizations/projects under fiscal sponsorship must:

  • Only solicit funds that are consistent with the project and consistent with the purpose of the Arts & Humanities Council,
  • Provide detailed invoices for each disbursement request,
  • Provide reports, forms or required verification of activities to AHCT upon request and within 5 business days,
  • Assume full responsibility for all liability and damages associated with the project and maintain all required insurance coverage,
  • Identify the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc. as its fiscal sponsor and must credit AHCT in all printed materials, including the AHCT logo.


Fiscal Sponsorship Fees

Effective July 1, 2017, the Arts & Humanities Council retains 5% of all funds for sponsored project as an administrative fee.


Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship


If you have a project in need of fiscal sponsorship, you may apply online here.


Or you may download the fiscal sponsorship application and email or mail to AHCT:
Fiscal Sponsorship Application