Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oklahoman recently elected chair of Americans for the Arts

Did you know that Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, elected Oklahoma businessman and banker C. Kendric “Ken” Fergeson as Chair? From the Americans for the Arts News Release, May 2011: “I am pleased that Ken will be taking on this leadership role. He has been an extraordinary board […]

What is a Caucus?

A caucus is a group of elected members of Congress or even a state legislature that meets to pursue common legislative objectives. Sometimes caucuses are called coalitions, task forces, study or working groups. Congress and the Oklahoma Legislature both have many caucuses including arts caucuses.  This beautiful painting by Peter Maxappeared on a poster for […]

Arts Advocates Wanted

Hometown view, local voice counts the most The best advocates for public funding for the arts are people like you with local voices and a hometown view. You have the ability to make the most compelling case for the public benefit of tax dollars spent on the arts. Whether talking to a legislator from your […]

Arts education featured on the White House blog

Today, the White House’s Champions of Change blog features five posts in support of arts education. Authors include Minnie Driver, Patricia Arquette, Rachel Leigh Cook, Omar Epps and Tim Daly, all members or board members of The Creative Coalition. Here are links to each post: Striving for Success through Arts Education by Patricia Arquette Enriching […]