Monthly Archives: November 2011

ECU, OVAC, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera receive federal grants

East Central University, Ada The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded grants totaling $68,500 to four Oklahoma arts and cultural organizations. The grants were awarded in their Art Works grant category. Grants were awarded to East Central University in Ada for a Native American art and history program; Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition for […]

Nutcracker Cupcake Kit Giveaway RULES

The winner will be announced on December 1!   Oklahomans for the Arts, Inc., is sponsoring its first giveaway on Facebook via the cool North Social Sweepstakes app! In celebration of Nutcracker Ballet performances taking place all across the state, we’re giving away a Meri Meri The Nutcracker Tale Cupcake Kit! The rules are simple! All […]

Quality of Life: Reader Digest Campaign Empowers Americans To Help Local Communities

Reader’s Digest today launched the second year of its We Hear You America campaign, the popular national, grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their local communities by casting votes at ReadersDigest.com on behalf of their hometowns. Last year’s program touched 50 percent of the cities, towns, and villages in […]

Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Awards 2011

Governor Fallin attended the Governor’s Arts Awards at the Oklahoma State Capitol yesterday. Five Oklahomans for the Arts board members were involved in the ceremony including three who were honored with awards. Billie Barnett, Tulsa, along with her husband, Howard, received an award; Peggy Wisdom, Alva, received an award; and Suzanne Tate, retiring director, Oklahomans […]

National Arts Advocacy Day, Washington D.C.

Oklahomans for the Arts will sponsor Arts and Culture Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol on April 30. Please mark your calendars and make plans now to have a booth. More information will be forthcoming after the first of the year.  The following is information about national Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. Oklahomans for […]

One Year From Today

One year from today, millions of Americans all across the nation will visit their designated polling sites (November 7, 2012). Also, four months from today (minus a day) the 53rd Oklahoma Legislature (second session) will begin  (February 6, 2012). Now is a great time to begin learning more and more about what it means to […]

Hey Teens! Two Days Left To Enter the iTunes Gift Card Contest

Only two more days until Rafflecopter generates a winner in our $25 iTunes giveaway. Students between 13 and 18 are eligible to enter. All they have to do is use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Click the “I DID THIS” button to like our Facebook page. Rafflecopter will document your like and randomly choose […]

The Girlie Show

Oklahomans for the Arts roving photographer was out and about today and caught some great pictures at Oklahoma City’s Girlie Show, an art show with a curve.  More photos on Facebook and Flickr. Check ’em out and feel free to tag yourself! Disclosure: Oklahomans for the Arts is not affiliated with the Girlie Show. We […]

Arts Advocacy Presentation

The following slides were used during our presentation to the Oklahoma Arts Conference last week in Tulsa. We’re available to make this presentation to Rotary clubs, civic groups and arts organizations across the state. Contact us, 405.401.1354 or by email, oklahoma.arts@gmail.com. Please keep in mind, limited funds for travel are available. Please make requests six […]

Rob Crissinger: A Memory in the Arts I Can’t Forget

There was a shocking moment during the 2010 deadCENTER Film Festival that will forever stick out in my mind as the precise moment I fell in love with Oklahoma City and its arts community. It was my second year volunteering on the festival’s public relations and marketing committee. The weeks leading up to the kick-off […]

Will you advocate for more arts education in Oklahoma schools?

Tomorrow night (6 p.m., November 3), City Arts Center on the Oklahoma Fairgrounds, will host a FREE viewing of OT: Our Town, a documentary film which explores the journey to the first theatrical production at a Compton High School in 20 years. Twenty years, people. After the film, an open discussion concerning the importance of […]