Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is federal arts funding important to you? Congress needs to know now.

The House Appropriations Committee this week has begun drafting spending bills for fiscal year 2012. The Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, with responsibility for setting the funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), has not yet set a date for its mark-up session, but action is expected in the subcommittee in mid-June following a Memorial […]

Panel Votes to Eliminate Arts Ed

President Barack Obama drops by the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) by Thomas L. Birch, Legislative CounselNational Assembly of State Arts Agencies Earlier today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, with authorizing jurisdiction over the […]

Boley, Oklahoma wins $10,000 from Reader’s Digest

“The most enterprising, and in many ways the most interesting of the Negro towns in the U.S.”–Booker T. Washington, 1904 Boley, Oklahoma, one of the nation’s oldest and largest historic black town, has won $10,000 for economic development in a Reader’s Digest contest, We Hear You America. The contest is a national grassroots effort created in response to […]

U.S. House of Reps will consider terminating arts education Wednesday

    Arizona Arts Commission image used in campaign for arts education: The Choice is Art.     The U.S. House of Representative’s education subcommittee, chaired by Duncan Hunter (R-CA), seeks to terminate 43 federal education programs, which includes the Arts In Education program. This legislation is significant because it is not an […]

Preview: Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips Art Gallery in Oklahoma City

Wayne Coyne, lead singer for the Flaming Lips, offers a sneak preview of his new Womb gallery in the following video. The gallery is located one block east of Broadway on 9th Street in Oklahoma City. It’s part of historic Automobile Alley. Chris Kanaly, a graffiti artist, did the painting on the outside of the building, which was once […]

Art Exhibit underscores value of public funding for the arts

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will host 1934: A New Deal for Artists, an exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Public Works of Art Project. The project was created under the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration.  During its brief existence, from December 1933 to June 1934, 3,749 artists created 15,663 paintings, murals, sculptures, prints, drawings, and craft objects […]

News Release Announcement: Oklahomans for the Arts

Group launches statewide advocacy for arts, culture Tolbert, Koch and Frazier founding members of new nonprofit OKLAHOMA CITY Media Availability Session 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, Oklahoma City Ballet, 7421 N. Classen Boulevard, OKC TULSA Media Availability Session 1:30 – 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, Harwelden Masion, Tulsa Arts & Humanities Council, 2210 S. Main, […]

Link Building

Every day we’re adding new link to our sidebar. Check back to  make sure we get your link listed! If your organization has received public funding for the arts in the last year, you’ll be included. –Jennifer Generation X

Arts Marketing, Advocacy, focus of 2011 Conference

Planning for the 2011 Oklahoma Arts Conference continues, and this month we’re pleased to roll out the theme, Greater than the Sum: Sharing a United Vision for the Arts. Led by industry experts, sessions will focus on marketing and public relations, community development, arts advocacy, arts management and more. Featured presenters will include: Alyson Stanfield, […]