The VISION Arts program is a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis. This funding is designed to provide needed funding to support ongoing operations and economic development activity of this important sector. Applications close Tuesday, May 26th at 5:00pm
Federal Paycheck Protection Program - CARES Act
Application opens April 3 for sole proprieters. Independent contrators can apply beginning on April 10.
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans (EIDL)
This website provides clear and helpful instructions on the SBA Disaster loans and is updated daily with current information,
Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits SBA Loan Assistance Program
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKC4NP) has created a new program to help nonprofit organizations navigate the application process for Small Business Administration loan programs. OKC4NP is offering a free consulting program for organizations needing assistance applying for loans with the Small Business Association. Consultants can also provide assistance around the financial planning needs nonprofits will need alongside these loans, as well as assistance with the reporting. The program will run indefinitely so that organizations have access to the consulting while the programs are still available. Nonprofits needing assistance may contact: Jerry Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org), DJ Thompson (email@example.com), or Johnny Buschardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emergency Resources for Artists and Organizations
The links below are compilations of emergency funding resources. The organizations compiling the information are not always the grantors, so please read carefully. The links below reflect resources for artists of many disciplines.
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.