Deadline: July 19, 2021
Oklahoma teaching artists with demonstrated experience as educators and artists are invited to submit applications for the opportunity to develop lessons for the Oklahoma Arts Council's Oklahoma Online Fine Arts Curriculum resources. Launched in spring 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the curriculum is available to parents, students, educators, substitute teachers, and others for use in distance learning and in the classroom. Made possible by a generous gift from The Sam Viersen Family Foundation, the current call for proposals will expand the curriculum.
Emphasis on Folk and Traditional Arts
To ensure Oklahoma Online Fine Arts Curriculum reflects a wide range of artistic disciplines, proposals focused on folk and traditional art forms will receive priority consideration for the current call for submissions. See the National Endowment for the Arts' definition of folk and traditional arts here.
Compensation and Guidelines
Teaching artists whose propsals are selected for publication will be paid $1,080 for three sequential lessons or $1,440 for six sequential lessons. Up to three proposals per artist may be submitted.
Proposed curriculum should be grade-level specific and should address appropriate Oklahoma Academic Standards. Grade levels accepted include PreK through high school. Standards should primarily be focused on the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts, however curriculum may secondarily address other content areas such as math, English Language Arts, and other subjects.
Submit a Proposal
To submit a proposal, complete the Online Fine Arts Curriculum Proposal Form. Artists should be prepared to upload an up-to-date resume that includes both artistic and educational experience; a sample of a lesson plan they have developed; and, a sample of a rubric or assessment tool they have developed. Proposals are due July 19, 2021.
Submission of a proposal does not guarantee selection by the Oklahoma Arts Council to develop curriculum for publication and compensation.