The Vision Arts Resiliency and Recovery program was created by the City of Tulsa and Tulsa City Council in April 2020, with a focus on providing direct grant assistance to local non-profit arts, humanities, and cultural organizations who have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city of Tulsa allocated $300,000 in funding for the program.
Organizations were able to apply for grants up to $20,000 each.
“Tulsa’s arts organizations are critical institutions in our community, and play a central role in our city’s vibrancy, our creativity and our quality of life,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum. “These organizations are also among some of the hardest hit during the Coronavirus public health crisis. I’m grateful to my colleagues on the City Council and Arts Commission who worked with us to develop the Arts Resiliency and Recovery grant program, which helps ensure that these organizations will continue to strengthen our community now and in the future.”
Funds for the program are made possible through the Vision Tulsa economic development package approved by Tulsa voters in April 2016.
“The Tulsa Arts Commission is thrilled to provide much needed support to our city’s nonprofit arts, humanities and cultural assets,” said Holly Becker, Chairperson of the Tulsa Arts Commission. “These groups are the storytellers, creators and advocates that enhance the Tulsa quality of life. They are part of the fabric of our community and we recognize the challenge they face financially through the COVID-19 crisis. We are glad to be able to help in this way.”
The following small organizations received a $5,000 grant: 108 Contemporary, Chamber Music Tulsa, Choregus Productions, Circle Cinema Foundation, Clark Youth Theatre, Harmony Project Tulsa, Heller Theatre Company, Sweet Adelines International, telatúlsa, The American Theatre Company, Theatre Tulsa, Tulsa Area Youth Symphony Association, Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, Tulsa Glassblowing School, Tulsa Literary Coalition/Magic City Books, Tulsa Chorale and Tulsa Project Theatre.
The following large organizations received a $17,917 grant: Gilcrease Museum, John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Living Arts of Tulsa, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Air and Space Museum, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab, Tulsa Historical Society, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Woody Guthrie Center.
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