Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 30

10 Arts Advocacy Resolutions for 2014

Oklahomans for the Arts theme for 2014 is CITIZENSHIP. Over the next 12 months we’re going to provide you with resources and ideas on how to become a better and more engaged citizen. We’ve put together the following list of New Year’s Resolutions to get you started. Good luck and Happy New Year! Register to […]

December 30

Inspired By A Teacher: Must See Video

Thanks to all the arts and music educators who made sacrifices for Oklahoma students in 2013! Oklahomans for the Arts appreciates you! The rain it falls right outside your door and you know if you call I’ll be there, I’ll be there Not A Lullaby Lyrics | MetroLyrics

December 26

Oklahoman of the Year: Tracy Letts

OKLAHOMA CITY — — Tulsa-born Tracy Letts, author of the acclaimed play “August: Osage County” has been named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine. Letts also penned the screenplay for the Academy Award nominated film, shot on location in and around Bartlesville and Pawhuska. Raised in Durant, Letts is the winner of a […]

Carnival of the Animals December 17

Four Oklahoma Organizations Earn National Arts Grants

Four Oklahoma organizations have earned grants totaling $60,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the agency’s latest round of funding. Grants will assist the nonprofit organizations in providing arts and cultural programming for their communities. NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grants were awarded for the following: Lawton Philharmonic Society ($10,000) to support a performance […]

December 16

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Giving

Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations. Rules for Clothing and Household Items To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be in good […]

December 13

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy

Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2 Percent — or $504 Billion — of Gross Domestic Product in 2011. Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA). This is the first […]

December 10

Americans for the Arts: Are you up for a challenge?

One of the Americans for the Arts board members has challenged AFTA with an offer to donate $5,000 if they can match that amount with contributions from their members in a short period of time. They need our help to get this matching gift! Please consider making a contribution now – they only have until […]