Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31

Beyond Financials: Helping Organizations

We know the arts and culture sector can help our state economically, educationally and in terms of community pride through challenging economic times. After meeting to talk about the health of the arts and culture sector, multiple service organizations have affirmed we must work together to make sure our community is served well. We recognize that many […]

May 25

Budget Proposal for FY17: Informing Advocates

Our job is to keep you in the loop and help your interests be heard as arts advocates. We’ve been watching and just wanted to give a quick summary of the current state budget status. Legislative leaders have announced a budget deal that includes reducing the Oklahoma Arts Council’s funding by a disappointing 16.3% from […]

May 25

50 Stories 50 Years: Norman Veterans Center

  Norman Veterans Center, Norman  |  Government  |  http://odva.ok.gov/content/norman    As part of a pilot arts program, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Veterans Center teamed up to provide a creative writing course for veterans. For veterans like Bill O’Pecko, writing was a meaningful strategy for engaging with lingering and difficult memories of war. […]

May 13

Speak up for Arts Education: Petition

We — a diverse group of active and engaged residents of Oklahoma — are writing to you in strong support of arts education as imperative for Oklahoma students. We believe Oklahoma should be a state where each child participates in high-quality arts learning experiences in school and the community… As school districts across the state struggle […]

May 05

The Work Begins Today: OK Art Day

By Oklahoma Arts Day Committee Member Angela Williams, Paoli, OK Oklahoma Arts Day at the Capitol is honestly one of my favorite events of the year. However, the planning, executing and networking to champion the Arts in Oklahoma can be exhilarating and exhausting. It would be easy to check that off our list and proceed […]

May 02

Top 11 reasons to go to OK Arts Day:

By Lucy Swanson, Oklahoma Arts Day Co-Chair & Founder of The Arts in Guthrie 11. Did you say Sugar Free Allstars and Chase Kerby rockin’ the Capitol? YES! And Chill with the beautiful sounds of the OKC Philharmonic’s Brass Duo…Sweeeeeet! Performer schedule 10. Learn about the huge renovation of our State Capitol that is underway […]