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Grants to Oklahoma Arts Nonprofits for Projects and Programs in Eligible Areas

Norman Transient Guest Room Tax Grant Program


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Norman Arts Council
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oklahoma: Norman

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations for arts projects and programs to benefit residents in eligible areas. Funding may be used for program costs and capital improvements as well as any general operating expenses including salaries and overhead. Proposed projects must have a central focus on the arts, be publicly accessible, and take place in Norman.

This granting program was designed to respond to the growing needs of arts and cultural organizations in the Norman community. The Transient Guest Room Tax Grant provides both financial and educational support for arts and cultural organizations. In addition, the program allows both citizens of Norman and its visitors to enjoy a wide variety of quality cultural offerings. A special emphasis is placed on projects that will attract overnight visitors to Norman, thereby increasing the amount of money available in the fund.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be one of the following:
• Norman-based 501C3 organization with a mission in the arts or humanities
• Norman-based 501C3 organizations with a mission other than arts or humanities but with year-round arts programming
• University of Oklahoma arts or humanities units producing year-round Norman-based community arts or humanities programming

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for grant applications is 11:59pm, Friday, February 16, 2024.

- December 18, 2023: Grant applications window opens
- February 14, 2024: Grants Review Panelists Finalized by Roundtable
- February 16, 2024: Grant Application Deadline
- February 29, 2024: Grants Panel Orientation
- April 1, 2024: Panel Deadline to submit ranking forms
- April 6, 2024: Allocations Day
- Week of April 8, 2024: Grants Committee Meeting to Approve
- April 12, 2024: Staff emails application comments to the Grants Panel members for review and final revisions.
- April or May 2024 Board meeting: Chair of the Grants Panel and NAC Chair of the Grants Committee present the recommendations to the NAC Board for approval.
- May 2024: Initial Award letters sent out to Arts Organizations. NAC full hotel tax budget submitted to City
- June 2024: NAC Hotel Tax Budget approved by City Council as part of City’s full FY25 Budget. Grant Contracts Sent out.

Each organization can submit one application.


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Number of Grants
NAC will only award a maximum of six (6) OU grants in FY25.

Estimated Size of Grant
Organizations will be considered for a grant of up to 50% of their annual operating budget or a maximum of $30,000. No grants will exceed $30,000. No grants of less than $10,000.

Term of Contract
Funding Period: Grants will be awarded for July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.

Contact Information
Apply online:

All questions should be addressed to the NAC by emailing Cher Duncan by using the form at, by email at or by calling (405) 360-1162.

Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main, Norman, OK 73069
office | 405.360.1162
fax | 405.360.0086

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