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.
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.
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:
Council affiliate dues are paid annually and are based on organization budget size.
Less than $100,000
$100,001 – $500,000
$500,001 – $1,000,000
More than $1,000,000
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Effective July 1, 2017, ahha retains 5% of all funds for sponsored project as an administrative fee.