DEADLINE: May 31, 2019 at midnight CST

Nicole Poole, in remembrance of her father, Oklahoma artist O. Gail Poole, established this fund. Administered by the Norman Arts Council, this Fund benefits artists of demonstrated merit and ability, providing the opportunity and freedom of travel, which Poole so adored.

Funds may be used for travel for a specific project, fee for attending a professional workshop, or other travel needs to be considered in the selection process.

AWARDS:

Norman Artist Travel Award - $1,500 awarded to an artist living in Norman, OK

Oklahoma Artist Travel Award - $1,500 award to an Oklahoma artist identifying with an ethnic, cultural, sexual, gender, economic or ability minority.

Recipient will be required to sign an agreement that the award will be used strictly for the travel purposes outlined in the Narrative Proposal of Use of Funds.
 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Applications for the award will be reviewed by a selection committee of the Norman Arts Council according to the policies of the Council and considering the following criteria:

1.      Artistic excellence, originality and ability to produce a consistent body of work as evidenced by representation of past work in images and other supporting materials.

2.    Thoughtful proposed use of funds. 

3.    Ability to act professionally and as a good representative of the Norman arts community.

ELEGIBILITY

All artists must:

1. Have resided in Norman, OK for at least the past 12 months.

OR

2. Have resided in Oklahoma for at least the past 12 months.

3. Submit a completed application by May 31, 2019 via this website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

4. Attest that the submitted works of art are executed solely by the artist

5. Be over the age of 18.

SUBMISSION:

Submissions must be submitted electronically via this form. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application must include:

1. Electronic Application

2. Artist Bio/Resume - Include a current professional bio or resume, emphasizing your exhibition and project experience. Past exhibitors may be contacted.

3. Narrative Proposal of Use of Funds - Include a description of how the funds will be used to assist in the professional pursuit of your artistic practice. If you are applying for the Oklahoma Travel Award, your narrative should include a statement of your diversity. 

4. Images -  Include a minimum of FIVE (5) and a maximum of TEN (10) images. Images should be in .jpg format with a minimum resolution of approximately 800x600 pixels. 

5. Image ID Sheet - Include Title, year, medium for each image

6. Additional Support Materials

You may include additional materials that you feel will help support your application.

The Norman Arts Council reserves the right to withhold any awards based on the lack of qualified proposals. 

Termina el 5/31/19 

Fecha límite: 31 Mayo, 2019 a media noche

Nicole Poole, en memoria de su padre, el artista de Oklahoma O. Gail Poole, estableció esta fundación. Administrada por el Consejo de las Artes en Norman, esta fundación beneficia a los artistas que demuestran su mérito y habilidad, dando la oportunidad y la libertad de viajar, algo que Poole adoraba.

Los fondos serán usados para viajar por un proyecto en especifico, asistir a un taller profesional, o cualquier otra necesidad de viaje para ser considerado en el proceso de selección.

PREMIOS:

Premio de viaje para el artista en Norman - $1,500 de recompensa para un artista viviendo en Norman, OK.

Premio de viaje para el artista en Oklahoma - $1,500 de recompensa para un artista de Oklahoma identificado con una etnia, cultura, sexo, género, economía o capacidad menor. 

El beneficiario será requerido para firmar un acuerdo donde especifica que la recompensa será utilizada estrictamente para los propósitos de viaje señalados en La Propuesta Narrativa Del Uso de Fondos. 

CRITERIOS DE SELECCIÓN:

 

Las solicitudes para la recompensa serán revisadas por un comité de selección del Consejo de las Artes de Norman de acuerdo a las políticas de El Consejo y considerando los siguientes criterios:

 

1.     Excelencia artística, originalidad y habilidad de construir un trabajo consistente evidenciado por una representación de algún trabajo pasado en imagines y apoyado por otros materiales.

2.     Una propuesta reflexiva del uso de fondos.

3.     Habilidad de actuar profesionalmente y como buen representante de la comunidad de artes en Norman. 

 

ELEGIBILIDAD:

 

Todos los participantes deben:

 

 

1.     Haber residido en Norman, OK por al menos 12 meses anteriores ó:

2.     Haber residido en Oklahoma por al menos 12 meses anteriores

3.     Enviar una solicitud completa hasta 31 Mayo de 2019 a través de este sitio web. Solicitudes incompletas no serán consideradas

4.     Atestiguar que las obras de arte enviadas son exclusiva y únicamente del artista

5.     Ser mayor de 18 años

 

INSCRIPCIÓN:

 

Las inscripciones deben ser enviadas electrónicamente a través de esta forma. Inscripciones en papel no serán aceptadas. La solicitud debe incluir:

1.    Solicitud electrónica

2.    Biografía del artista/Resumen – Incluye un resumen o biografía profesional actual, enfatizando tu exhibición y experiencia en proyectos. Expositores pasados podrían ser contactados.

3.    Narra una  propuesta del uso de los fondos – Incluye una descripción de cómo los fondos serán usados para asistir en la búsqueda profesional de tu práctica artística. Si estás aplicando para el Premio de Viaje Oklahoma, tu narración debe incluir  un enunciado de tu diversidad.

4.    Imágenes – Incluye un mínimo de CINCO (5) y un máximo de DIEZ (10) imágenes, deberán ser en formato .jpg con un mínimo de resolución de aproximadamente 800x600 pixeles.

5.    Hoja de identificación de la imagen – Incluye titulo, año, medio para cada imagen. 

6.    Materiales de apoyo adicional 

Deberás incluir materiales adicionales que creas que pueden apoyar tu solicitud.

 

El Consejo de las Artes de Norman reserva el derecho de retener cualquier premio en la falta  de propuestas calificadas. 

The Sudden Opportunity Support category provides funds for arts and humanities projects which could not have been foreseen in advance of the regular granting cycle. Grant awards to eligible applicants may be awarded for up to $2000 and are contingent on the availability of Norman Arts Council funds.  Check with the NAC office for availability of funds and to ensure eligibility for your project before submitting a SOS grant proposal.  

SELECTION CRITERIA:  The NAC is seeking applications for projects that:

  • are of high quality
  • are educational, informative or entertaining
  • will be able to be successfully carried out by applicant
  • will attract visitors to Norman
  • will positively impact the community.

 Applicants will not be disqualified for not meeting all of the criteria. It is encouraged, however, to try to meet as many as possible and to address the criteria directly in the proposal.

FUNDS MAY NOT BE REQUESTED FOR: 

  • Fund-raising events
  • Grants to pay existing debts
  • the purchase of capital improvements or equipment
  • Projects not accessible to the general public
  • Projects performed in conjunction with a religious service
  • Indirect costs
DEADLINE:  The NAC Grants Committee meets to evaluate and review grant proposals prior to the monthly NAC Board of Directors meeting.  The NAC Board meets the third Friday of every month. In order to be reviewed that month, SOS grant applications must be received within the first week of the month or the application review process may be delayed until the next month.

COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. In addition to completing the online narrative, applicant will be required to upload the following support materials:

  • Budget worksheet (download from http://www.normanarts.org/grants/sudden-opportunity-support/)
  • 501(c)3 exemption letter
  • Last annual financial statement or tax return (pages 1-3 of IRS 990)
  • Current annual budget
  • Current list of board of directors and officers
  • Current organization bylaws
  • Copy of OU Departmental description as found in the University Handbook (OU applicants only)

 NOTIFICATION:  Applicants will be notified within one week following the NAC Board of Directors meeting.

This grant provides limited funding for management training on organization issues including: board development, financial management, resource development, marketing and public relations, strategic planning, personnel development and management, and technology.  This training may be done on-site or off-site using training selected by the organization.  The training format may be attendance at a seminar, individual consultation or group consultation.  These grants are available in addition to the Arts Project Grants and/or Operational Support.  Awards will be granted up to $1,000.  A brief report subsequent to the training is required.

This grant is designed to provide limited funding for management training on organizational issues including: board development, financial management, resource development, marketing and public relations, strategic planning, personnel development and management, and/or technology. 

In addition to completing the online application and proposal narrative, applicants will be required to upload the following support materials:

  • 501(c)3 exemption letter
  • Current organization bylaws 

This form must be submitted to request awarded grant funds. 


Your organization may request up to 60% of the funds awarded within 90 days of the project start date. 


A mid-year report is due by December 31. Once received, that Norman Arts Council will release the first 60% of your Operational Support Funds. If extenuating circumstances make it impossible for an organizations to meet this deadline, the organization must receive approval from the NAC in advance. 

Your final report is due 45 days after completion of the training or activity funded. Organizations that do not submit a final report on time may not be allowed to apply for future Norman Arts Council funding. If extenuating circumstances make it impossible for an organization to meet this deadline, the organization must receive approval from the NAC in advance. 


Your final report is due 30 days after completion of the project. Remaining award funds will automatically be forfeited by any organization that fails to submit the COMPLETE Final Report by the deadline.Organizations that do not submit a final report on time may not be allowed to apply for future Norman Arts Council funding. If extenuating circumstances make it impossible for an organization to meet this deadline, the organization must receive approval from the NAC in advance. 

DO NOT FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR CASH REQUEST AS WELL!!
Your final report is due by July 31st. Remaining award funds will automatically be forfeited by any organization that fails to submit the COMPLETE Final Report by the deadline. Organizations that do not submit a final report on time may not be allowed to apply for future Norman Arts Council funding. If extenuating circumstances make it impossible for an organization to meet this deadline, the organization must receive approval from the NAC in advance. 
Your final report is due 30 days after completion of the project. Remaining award funds will automatically be forfeited by any organization that fails to submit the COMPLETE Final Report by the deadline. Organizations that do not submit a final report on time may not be allowed to apply for future Norman Arts Council funding. If extenuating circumstances make it impossible for an organization to meet this deadline, the organization must receive approval from the NAC in advance. 

DO NOT FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR CASH REQUEST AS WELL!!

Any potential 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk street performer must fill out this online application to set up to perform within the 2nd Friday footprint (200 W. Main to 300 E. Main blocks / Jones to Depot / Gray Street from Jones to Porter). Only street performers are permitted to setup on downtown Norman sidewalks.


APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH 2ND FRIDAY YOU PLAN TO SET UP.  
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 11:59 p.m. on the first Friday of the month

Locations will be limited and assign by Norman Arts Council. 

  • Location preference may be requested
  • Brick & mortar businesses may work with NAC to facilitate performances outside their businesses, but a permit is still required
  • We will work to accomodate all requests to the best of our ability

No equipment or electricity will be provided. 

NAC reserves the right to refuse any Street Performer Application, and refunds will be issued in this case.

ALL VENDORS MUST FILL OUT THIS ONLINE APPLICATION TO SET UP AND SELL GOODS DURING 2ND FRIDAY ART WALK. 

APPLICATION AND $30 FEE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH 2ND FRIDAY YOU PLAN TO SET UP.  

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 11:59 PM ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

$100 LATE REGISTRATION FEE AFTER DEADLINE  

VENDORS MUST BE CLASSIFIED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • ARTIST
  • ARTISAN
  • LOCALLY CRAFTED MERCHANDISE
  • NONPROFIT, 501C3

VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SET UP ON THE SIDEWALK, WITH PERMISSION FROM THE BUSINESS WITHIN PROXIMITY.  THIS LOCATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM.  

TENTS, TABLES, AND CHAIRS ARE NOT PROVIDED. ALL VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR OWN NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR SET-UP.  ELECTRICITY IS NOT PROVIDED, SO PLEASE PLAN TO BRING ANY BATTERY OPERATED ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED.

VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO LEAVE 5 FEET OF AMPLE WALKING SPACE ON THE SIDEWALKS.  MOVE YOUR TABLES OR DISPLAYS FLUSH AGAINST THE BUILDINGS AND MOVE CHAIRS TO THE SIDES OF YOUR DISPLAY.  DO NOT SET UP ACROSS FROM BIKE RACKS, BENCHES, TREES, OR ANYTHING THAT COULD INTRUDE ON PASSIBLE SIDEWALKS.  SET UP ACROSS FROM SPACES THAT ARE OPEN.  OUR GOAL IS TO KEEP THIS EVENT SAFE AND AVOID HAVING PEDESTRIANS WALKING INTO THE STREETS.  PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS!

VENDORS MUST BE FAMILY FRIENDLY.  

ANY VENDORS SELLING FOOD, WHETHER PRE-PACKAGED OR FRESHLY SERVED- ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A LICENSE FROM THE CLEVELAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THEM AT:
#405-321-4048 OR CLEVELANDENVIRONMENTAL@HEALTH.OK.GOV TO DISCUSS LICENSING & SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION THE DAY OF THESE EVENTS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN 2ND FRIDAY ART WALK!  

David Holland | Cloud Painting Workshop

6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 

MAINSITE Contemporary Art | 122 E. Main, Norman

Painter David Holland — whose majestic cloudscape paintings can currently be seen at his The Skies Have It exhibition and residency at MAINSITE Contemporary Art — will lead an intimate workshop on how to learn to craft your own works depicting dramatic, beautiful images of the sky. 

The $75 fee includes the full set of supplies needed to create your personal work on canvas with Holland, all of which will go home with participants after so they can continue to practice and learn at home.

Norman Arts Council