The mission of the Arts & Humanities Council is to promote, encourage, coordinate, and support high-quality programs in the arts and humanities for the benefit of the Community.
Each year, A&H gives out up to five small grants, up to $500, to programs that foster arts & humanities education in Miami and surrounding areas.
The maximum award granted through this program is $500.
Applications should be received at least ninety days in advance of the programming to which they would be applied.
Applications are reviewed by committee. If appropriate for consideration, the committee will present the application at a regular meeting of the Miami Arts & Humanities Council Board of Directors.
Eligible projects must support the council’s mission statement.
Grant recipients are to acknowledge the Miami Arts & Humanities Council on all publicity for the programming at which grant funding will be used and are asked to send copies of publicity and pictures of the event in progress to Miami Arts and Humanities Council, P. O. Box 1311, Miami, OK 74355 or email the Council at miamiokarts.com
Currently, scholarships are available for Ottawa County, Oklahoma residents or students attending school in Ottawa County. Recipients will receive their awards during our festival, held the last Saturday in April.
College students may apply for one of three scholarships depending on their primary arts focus.
Charles Banks Wilson Visual Arts Scholarship
for students studying original pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, which include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art.
Willie and Jane Osborn Music Scholarship
for students studying musical theory, composition, instrumental, vocal, or other music focused arts programs.
Ron Whaley Humanities Scholarship
for students studying theater, drama, literature, poetry, architecture, fashion, design, and film.
Lee Dell Mustain “That’s Art” High School Scholarship
for a high school senior who is planning to attend college. This student must be active in an arts program at his or her current school.