The Council

Strengthening Tulsa's Arts & Humanities

The Council Affiliate program is designed to strengthen the arts and humanities sector through partnership, shared services and advocacy. Ahha’s council affiliates are the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, serving as a collective impact group for the sector.

Join Today!

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

Membership Benefits

Emerging and established organizations that are fulfilling an arts or humanities-related community need, are organized and are in good financial standing may become Council affiliates. Council affiliates are part of a strong network working to grow arts and cultural offerings in Tulsa. 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 the Hardesty Center
  • Access to group health insurance and liability insurance
  • Ability to apply for fiscal sponsorship, for organizations without nonprofit status

Dues Based on Budget

Council affiliate dues are paid annually and are based on organization budget size.

Organization Budget Size

Annual Dues

Less than $100,000


$100,001 – $500,000


$500,001 – $1,000,000


More than $1,000,000


Current Member Information and Tools

Open to representatives from all Ahha Council Affiliates, 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 Center.

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 –5:00 pm – 7:00pm

Quarterly, the top executives from our Council Affiliates 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 10, 2019 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Ahha 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 Council Members.

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Fiscal Sponsorship Program For Current Council Affiliates

Fiscal Sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which ahha sponsors a project that lacks 501(c)3 status. We believe fiscal sponsorship provides a great benefit to Council Affiliates 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 ahha Board of Directors.

Download the Fiscal Sponsorship Policy (PDF)

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 ahha and Arts & Humanities Council,
  • Provide detailed invoices for each disbursement request,
  • Provide reports, forms or required verification of activities to ahha 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 ahha in all printed materials, including the ahha logo. Contact to request the most up to date logo file.

Fiscal Sponsorship Fees

Effective July 1, 2017, ahha retains 5% of all funds for sponsored project as an administrative fee.

Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship

If you are in need of a fiscal sponsorship, you can apply online or download the fiscal sponsorship application and email or mail it to ahha.

Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship Online

Download Fiscal Sponsorship Policy 

Current Council Affiliates