Monthly Archives: December 2015

Thanks to our members!

Thanks to Our Nonprofit Organization Members! 108 Contemporary Tulsa http://108contemporary.org/ Arts for All, Inc. Lawton http://www.lawtonafa.org The Arts in Guthrie Guthrie Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma Oklahoma City http://www.brightmusic.org Chamber Music Tulsa Tulsa http://www.chambermusictulsa.org Chickasha Area Arts Council Chickasha http://www.chickashaarts.org Chisholm Trail Heritage Association Duncan http://www.onthechisholmtrail.com deadCENTER Film Festival Oklahoma City http://www.deadcenterfilm.org Duncan Little Theatre Duncan […]

December 18

50 Stories 50 Years: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |  www.ovac-ok.org The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) supports visual artists living and working in Oklahoma while also promoting public interest in and understanding of the arts. The Tulsa Art Studio Tour is one of OVAC’s exposure avenues for Oklahoma visual artists, allowing community members to […]

December 15

Launching: Economic Impact Study

Beginning January 1, 2016, Oklahomans for the Arts (OFTA) will launch a yearlong intensive effort to gather data about Oklahoma’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Through this effort, we’ll learn about the investments these organizations are making in Oklahoma’s economy. We’ll also assess how audiences spend their money attending cultural events around […]

December 11

50 Stories 50 Years: The Arts in Guthrie

The Arts in Guthrie, Guthrie  |  Non-profit 501(c)(3)  |  www.theartsinguthrie.org             The Arts in Guthrie works to support the city of Guthrie through arts district development, economic development, community building, and education.   Beyond funding, the Oklahoma Arts Council helped the group develop basic foundations through a Cultural District Plan and recognition as an State […]

December 09

50 Stories 50 Years: Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Choral Society, Oklahoma City  |  Non-profit 501(c)(3)  |  http://www.canterburyokc.com   Canterbury Choral society’s mission to provide the highest quality choral music to “the broadest and most diverse audience possible” begins with students who participate in the Canterbury Youth Choruses (CYC). CYC serves young people from over 100 school districts in central Oklahoma with curriculum […]

December 08

Arts Voting Records: Oklahoma Legislature 2015

In preparation for the upcoming legislative session (starting February 1, 2016), see how your legislators voted on arts-related bills last year in this Arts & Culture Voting Record 2015. Oklahomans for the Arts compiled votes based on bills on which we took a position, which includes SB283 and HB1824. The budget was one of the most […]

December 07

50 Stories 50 Years: NewView Oklahoma

NewView Oklahoma, Oklahoma City  |  Non-profit 501(c)(3)  |  www.newviewoklahoma.org     NewView Oklahoma provides year-round classes in a variety of artistic media designed to make the arts accessible to people with vision loss. The Creative Visions program was created in partnership with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to provide audio and descriptive tours of museums […]

December 04

50 Stories 50 Years: Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust

Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |  http://www.tulsapactrust.org/ The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust (TPACT), established in 1977, is one of the many local arts non-profits supported by state funds from the Oklahoma Arts Council. The grants available to Tulsa area arts organizations through the TPACT are a critical component of the cultural […]

December 02

Thanks to our members!

Thanks to Our Nonprofit Organization Members! 108 Contemporary Tulsa http://www.108contemporary.org Allied Arts Oklahoma City http://www.alliedartsokc.com Arts for All, Inc. Lawton http://www.lawtonafa.org The Arts in Guthrie Guthrie Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma Oklahoma City http://www.brightmusic.org Chamber Music Tulsa Tulsa http://www.chambermusictulsa.org Chickasha Area Arts Council Chickasha http://www.chickashaarts.org Chisholm Trail Heritage Association Duncan http://www.onthechisholmtrail.com CityRep Oklahoma City http://www.cityrep.com deadCENTER […]

December 02

50 Stories 50 Years: Seminole National Historical Society’s Sorghum Festival

Seminole Nation Historical Society, Inc – Wewoka  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |   www.theseminolenationmuseum.org   Wewoka’s annual Sorghum Festival boasts over 150 vendors and draws visitors from across the country. Begun by the Wewoka Rotary Club in 1976 to promote the Seminole Nation Museum, the event has grown and continues to celebrate the unique mix of cultures […]

December 01

Art of Community Building: Pryor

This case study is part of a series investigating the variety of ways that Oklahoma communities invest municipal resources and funding in the arts. These stories illustrate how these investments, big or small, can have a positive impact on citizens, civic pride, tourism, and the general well being of a place. Community Profile City Budget: […]