Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 27

Member Minute: Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide quality theatrical entertainment to the community and to offer performance opportunities for citizens. The Playhouse is the resident theatre at The Main Place, a facility in downtown Broken Arrow. The Main Place is owned and operated by The […]

The 3Ts of Economic Development: Talent, Technology and Tolerance

The Martin Prosperity Institute recently embarked on a project to determine how cities throughout the world are performing based on the three T’s of economic development: Talent, Technology and Tolerance, along with the fourth dimension, quality of place. he project, entitled Global Cities, resulted in a scorecard for a variety of world cities that provides […]

August 21

Member Minute: ArtworksOK, Inc.

Today’s Member Minute recognizes ArtworksOK, Inc., is a summer program for 8-12-year-olds that offers art activities for kids. Since the emphasis is on process rather than product, Artworks is beneficial for all children, with or without experience in the arts. Children are encouraged to explore and discover their own interests and talents. Students may participate […]

August 19

New Study: Art As An Economic Engine in Native Communities

A new study, Establishing a Creative Economy: Art as an Economic Engine in Native Communities, was unveiled in Santa Fe on Friday that supports the theory that the arts can play a “key role in raising the economic standards of entire communities and serve as a monetary lever to pull people out of poverty.” The […]

August 16

Leslie’s OKC: Pollard, OKC StorySlam, OKC Theatre Company and more

Reposted with Permission from Leslie’s OKC I’m up late on Tuesday putting together this blog, my list for Dave & Shawn on the True Oldies Channel and a crazy Spotify list for the music to be played before Pirate of the Caribbean at the Myriad Gardens tomorrow night. I’ve been doing this for three weeks. […]

August 16

Member Minute: Abrakadoodle

We first became acquainted with Abrakadoodle in April 2012, when they signed up for Arts Day at the Capitol. Since that time, they’ve been very active in helping us advocate for public funding for the arts. From the Abrakadoodle website: Abrakadoodle provides remarkable art classes, art camps and art parties and special events for children […]

August 14

Current Membership Roster

The following list represents organizations who have joined Oklahomans for the Arts, Inc. If you have not renewed your membership over the last 12 months, we invite you to do so now. Thank you in advance for you generous support! Click here to renew. Contributions may also be mailed to: Oklahomans for the Arts PO […]

August 14

Member Minute: Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre joined Oklahomans for the Arts last fall. The organization is in its 11th year. Artistic Director if Donald Jordan. The mission of CityRep is to serve Oklahoma’s diverse artistic, educational and civic needs by providing dynamic professional theatre. The entertain, enlighten and inspire! Their vision is to serve as a vibrant […]

August 02

How much economic activity do you think the Brady Arts District Generates for Tulsa?

Check out everything going on in Tulsa’s Brady District tonight. How much economic activity do you think the Brady Arts District Generates for Tulsa? How much do you think it contributes to quality of life? Have you ever visited this popular Tulsa neighborhood? Open 6-9 pm 108 Contemporary: N.E. OK Woodturners Association Exhibit AHHA: Fiberworks […]

August 01

Leslie’s OKC, July 31-August 6

Calendar is reprinted with permission from Leslie’s OKC. You can catch Leslie on Wednesday morning’s on KZLS 99.7 True Oldies with Dave Martin and Shawn Carey! Tune in at 7:30 a.m. Follow Leslie’s OKC on Facebook. For a look at Tulsa events, follow Tasha Doe Tulsa on Facebook. Wednesday, July 31 Art Moves presents Michael […]

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Update on NEA Cuts; Great Britain Arts Advocates Happy

Great Britain’s advocates for arts funding braced themselves for the worst news. They expected, in this age of austerity, severe cuts to public funding for the arts. But, Culture Secretary Maria Miller delivered this speech, and arts advocates appealed in to British Chancellor George Osborne. In the end, the arts emerged from the budget battle […]