Arts Alliance Tulsa is a United Arts Fund that strengthens and supports the arts for a greater Tulsa through fundraising and audience development and responsible investment and allocation of resources.
Fundraising – AAT spends its campaign season raising money by identifying new resources and with traditional grant applications. AAT’s Annual Events and initiatives are also tools used for reaching and engaging new individuals, corporations and foundations.
Audience Development – Helping grow audiences for all of Tulsa Arts is imperative. We market the arts, as a whole, to our city with a goal of this information reaching past our city and help stimulate cultural tourism. This should be a coordinated effort with existing organizations.
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.