Pastoral Music and Fine Arts Grant applications being accepted

The Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma is accepting grant applications for its 2018 Pastoral Music and Fine Art Grant awards. Deadline is Jan. 11.

Applications, along with grant guidelines, have been mailed to all pastors, parish music directors and school principals in the archdiocese. Grant selections will be announced in February.

The Pastoral Music and Fine Arts Endowment Fund was established seven years ago to provide a spendable budget to the grants program. The fund was established to promote and celebrate the performing and visual arts throughout the archdiocese.

In 2017, the program granted more than $89,000. Additional grants were made through the Bobbie Dean Little Trust.

The foundation will give priority to projects with a strong and significant Catholic faith component such as an exhibit, festival, public art project, performance or related activity that are open to the broadest possible range of residents within the archdiocese.

The grants are intended to support music or fine arts projects, and are not intended to supplement operating expenses. Grant requests will not be considered for fundraising events, debt reduction, non-art related brick and mortar projects, events already performed, equipment/materials already purchased, endowment funds or capital campaigns. Equipment, furniture or other items will be considered if significant to the music and fine arts project.

Guidelines and an application form are available online at or by contacting (405) 721-4115.