The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) of Okaloosa County is a local arts agency that strengthens the county by supporting the arts through advocacy, education, and marketing and promotion. 

Okaloosa Arts Alliance Receives Generous $1,000 Donation from the German Club & Golden Age Club to Support Arts Grants

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $1,000 donation from the German Club and Golden Age Club.  The German Club and Golden Age Club's gracious donation will be allocated towards OAA's Arts Grants program, which will directly benefit a local school and arts organization in the upcoming spring.

Applications for the arts grants will be made available in February 2024, and local schools and arts organizations are encouraged to apply. The grants aim to fund projects, programs, and initiatives that enrich the cultural landscape of the county, making the arts accessible to a wider audience. 

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance remains dedicated to fostering creativity and artistic expression throughout Okaloosa County, and the support from organizations like the German Club and Golden Age Club is essential in making this vision a reality.

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance Announces Board of Directors for 2023-24

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) announces the Board of Directors for the current fiscal year. The Executive Board of Directors are President- Marlayna Goosby- Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music, Vice President- Diane Fraser, Emerald Coast Science Center, and Treasurer- Susan Kneller, Chair of the OAA Grants Committee. The Board of Directors are Bill Head, Colonel (Ret), USAF, MSC, James K. Baughman Sr-Author, Jeanette Shires-Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFL State College, Niceville & NWFL Symphony Guild, Chris Reid- Musician & Young Philosophers Society, ​Cole Huffer, Enlightened Studios, ​Helen Harris, HH Arts, ​Diane Fraser, Emerald Coast Science Center, Karen Reid-MS, LMHC, BCBA- Lotus Learning & Arts Center & Beyond Expectations, Inc, ​Wally Ratcliffe, Arts & Design Society, Ursel Behnken-German Club, ​Carole Byrd, retired artist & teacher, and Gayle Vann-Regions Bank, Zoran Subotich, DJ & Hope & Restoration Tour, and Michelle Jannazo, Teacher & Grant Writer.

Okaloosa Arts Alliance Receives $11,000 Grant

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) has received a $11,000 Grant from the Florida Division of Arts & Culture for its 2023-24 fiscal year.  The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 local arts agency that strengthens Okaloosa County by supporting the arts through advocacy, education, and marketing. The OAA is supported in part by the Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture and from Florida Arts auto license tag revenues but could not exist without its members and community support


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Florida Arts Tag

1. The money received through the tag program in Okaloosa County is used to support arts and culture in Okaloosa County.
2. You can easily renew your specialty tag each year online.
3 The FL Art Tag looks great and shows that you support the Arts 

The money received through the tag program in Okaloosa County is used to give out grants to arts organizations, schools, and individual artists in Okaloosa County. For more information on the "State of the Arts" tag go to