Covid-19 Impact

As COVID-19 continues to impact our arts community, Arts Alliance Tulsa will regularly update this resource page with information and links designed to help individual arts organizations and artists weather these uncertain times.   While our mission continues to support our 43 non-profit arts organizations, we hope this page can be of help to not only each of them but to everyone affiliated with our industry.   Together, we will survive this storm and emerge stronger and more united than ever.   If you have helpful links that we have yet to discover, please contact our marketing director at and he will make it a priority to add any and all helpful information to this page as quickly as possible.   If you have suggestions or any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the AAT staff.   Our email addresses and phone numbers are available on our contact page.   Stay well and remain optimistic.   We are stronger together and through our united efforts, we will soon realize the dawn of better days when our theatres, museums, art classes, and so much more are again filled with the sights and sounds of our enriching arts and culture based contributions to our society.    – Todd Cunningham, Executive Director, Arts Alliance Tulsa

Arts Resource Page · Arts Organization Updates Below




LIVE STREAMS From Philbrook Museum
– Family Art Club, – Explore the Gardens, -Curator Tour, -Singalong with Hot Toast Music

The Church Studio – Open Mic Nights



#ZoologicalSociety – our digital musical is now live! – Posted: 27th March 2020
Please note, this album contains frequent strong language and adult themes.

National Theatre at Home– See what’s streaming in April

Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing
-Andrew Lloyd Webber (and Lin-Manuel Miranda)
-Ben Gibbard
-Virtual Festival
-Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

NPR Daily Concert Updates
-Orchestras from around the world


Updated 3.27

COVID-19 Resources-Oklahoma Commerce


COVID-19 survival tips for arts organizations – OK Center fo0r Non-profits


Tulsa People: How to support Tulsa businesses, nonprofits during COVID-19 – March 19

How to Legally Live Stream Your Event from added March 16

Emergency Coronavirus Bill: A relief package with implications for nonprofits and artist residencies March 16 Artists Thrive aims to identify the things that help artists pursue their vision and to enable communities to benefit from the arts in all aspects of life.

AAC Residency Preparedness Resource and Recommendations for Residencies

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources 

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Oklahoma Museums Association COVID-19 Readiness & Response for Museums

Oklahoma State Department of Health (COVID-19 call center)

ArtsReady – online emergency preparedness service for arts and cultural nonprofits

CERF+ – nonprofit offering resources to help artists safeguard their livelihoods 

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER) – task force of national, regional, state, and local arts entities

COVID-19 and Freelance Artists

American Alliance of Museums

League of American Orchestras

Americans for the Arts’ Coronavirus (COVIC-19) Resource and Response Center

Capacity Interactive Digital Marketing Recommendations for Arts Community During COVID-19 Outbreak for official information from the Task Force at the White House.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for official Coronavirus (COVID-19) health information.

FEMA for answers to coronavirus myths and rumors.


We thank the many websites we searched nationally for their work in compiling and sharing important information.


We will continue to update this list on a regular basis. These are gathered from national sources. -updated 3/27

  • Stimulus Bill Provides Nonprofit Loans, Grants, and One-Year ‘Universal Deduction’

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

  • Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.
  • Change, Inc.: Emergency grants for artists in all disciplines needing help with rent, medical expenses, utility bills, fire damage, etc. Grants up to $1,000. Call 212.473.3742 for complete instructions (via a clear, concise message) on how to apply for the grant.
  • Emergency Grants for Writers, Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF)- DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding ($500-$2,500) for visual and performing artists who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
  • Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program:Deadline: rolling basis- This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
  • Musician’s Foundation: Grants typically range in amount from approximately $500-$3,000. All professional musicians, regardless of their genre or instrument, can apply for themselves or a family member. You must be a musician in a time of serious need, due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
  • MusiCares: May grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses.
  •  The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis.
  • Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund: This fund is to help at least 100 queer writers of color who have been financially impacted by the current COVID-19.
  • Rauschenberg Emergency Grants:The fund provides one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays), tests, physical/occupational therapy, prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition, and emergency dental work.
  • Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
  • The Creator Fund: ConvertKit has established a $50,000 fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read details below and then submit your information if you are in need.


Updated on March 26, 2020

108 Contemporary Closed: March 16-May 20, 2020

American Theatre Company

The Humans: May 1-9
An Enemy of the People: TBA

The bART Center for Music Updates coming

Chamber Music Tulsa

Rescduled-Miró Quartet – TBD
Still Showing- Akropolis Reed Quintet – April 23

Choregus Productions Updates coming

Circle Cinema: Closed on March 16· Re-opening, TBD

Clark Youth Theatre Closed until APRIL 6

Discovery Lab Closed on March 16 · Re-opening, TBD

Emelle Performing Arts Institute  Schedule stands

FAB LAB Closed on March 16 · Re-opening set for April 6, 2020

Gilcrease Museum Closed on March 17 · Re-opening, TBD

Greenwood Cultural Center Closed · Re-opening, TBD

Harmony Project Tulsa No programming scheduled

Heller Theatre Company Programming suspended until further notice.

Script submission online: Deadline is April 15 for “Heller Short.”

Horton Records  Featuring some great music videos online.

Latimer-Cooksey Arts and Cultural Foundation

Living Arts of Tulsa Hosting virtual programming over the next four weeks.

MUSED Event suspended until further notice.




North Eastern Oklahoma Wood Turners Association Closed until April 15, 2020

Oklahoma Performing Arts Updates coming

Performing Arts Center Trust All performances at Tulsa PAC postponed until April 15

Philbrook Museum of Art Closed on March 16 · Re-opening, TBD

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art: Closed, but visit the virtual museum!

South Asian Performing Arts Foundation Enchantment – Tribute to Legends on April 12, 2020 has been cancelled.

South Tulsa Children’s Ballet

Little Mermaid audition on April 19 as scheduled
Sleeping Beauty auditions on April 24 & 25 as scheduled

telatúlsa Updates coming

Theatre North Updates coming

Theatre Tulsa

A Little Night Music: Postponed
Matilda The Musical: Postponed

Tulsa Artists’ Coalition

-Closed through April of 2020
-5×5 fundraiser on May 1 is as scheduled

Tulsa Ballet

-Vendetta, a Mafia Story-postponed to May 22-24,2020
-Peter and the Wolf, scheduled for April 3rd is postponed to Fall
-All events scheduled between today, March 16th and May 20th will be either canceled or postponed.
-Signature Series – No decisions at this time.
-Center for Dance Education – classes canceled through April 6

Tulsa Botanic Garden The Garden is closed until further notice.

Tulsa Chorale All Spring performances and events- cancelled

Tulsa Girls Art School

-Classes are suspended until further notice.
-Spring Art Show has been canceled.
-Senior Art Show has been suspended until further notice.

Tulsa Glassblowing School:

All classes/events suspended until April 15, 2020

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

closed to the public indefinitely

Tulsa Little Jam

Many great podcasts available now!

Tulsa Opera

Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, set for May, 2020, is postponed.

Tulsa Project Theatre

-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat-April opening moved to June of 2020
-Seussical the Musical – TBD

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

-STAR WARS:  The Concert – Postponed
Classics VI: Bloch and Brahms – April 18 – As scheduled
-Peace, Love and Arlo – May 15 – As scheduled

Tulsa Youth Symphony

Sunday, May 3 – 3:00 p.m. – Union High School PAC – As scheduled

Vocal Pride Foundation

May and June events – As scheduled

WaterWorks Art Center

Closed until further notice.

Zephyrus Arts Institute

-Brass & Percussion Camp-April 11 – As scheduled
-Color Guard Camp – May 2 – As scheduled
-Summer rehersals begin June 29th