Arts Alliance Tulsa is a United Arts Fund that strengthens and supports the arts for a greater Tulsa through fundraising, support services, audience development and responsible investment and allocation of resources.
Fundraising – member organizations will receive an annual grant based on an amount determined by an independent funding panel. AAT will spend its campaign season raising that money from primarily heretofore-untapped resources.
Support Services – AAT is here to help your organization succeed. The AAT staff is always available to answer questions and provide advice and counsel. For example, we will be collecting and maintaining data that could be used when you apply for other grants. As we grow, workshops that reflect our unique needs will be developed.
Audience Development – Helping grow audiences for all of Tulsa Arts is a primary mission of AAT. We will market the arts as a whole to our state, our region and even nationally. One of our key products will be an Arts Sampler. AAT will actually sell tickets for member organizations that participate in this program.
Responsible investment and allocation of resources – Each organization is vetted to make sure best business practices, status of non-profit and tax requirements are all met in order to insure our donors are placing their trust and support into organizations that have passed needed requirements for any responsible investment.
Grant Eligibility Criteria
Only EITHER non-profit arts, history, or culture organizations with 501(c)(3) state and federal tax-exempt status operating within the City of Tulsa, that have arts, history, or culture as its primary purpose and that provide those services and programs of significant quality and impact for the general public may apply.
Organizations must have completed three full years of continuous operation (application deadline must be at least two years from the date of 501(c)(3) determination).
Organization’s activities must be open and accessible to the general public.
Organization must be located in, serve, and benefit the City of Tulsa.
Organization’s mission must have arts, history, and/or culture as its primary purpose.
Organization cannot carry an accumulated deficit of more than 40% of its annual budget.
Organization must have an active board of directors.
Organization must have a well-defined annual operating plan and budget and at least a two-year strategic or long-range plan.
Organization must have non-discrimination, conflict of interest, and accessibility policies.