Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fort Worth Arts Council Pres Calls City Manager’s Arts Cuts "Sad"

Judy Ulrich, President of the Fort Worth Arts Council, has penned an opinion editorial in the Fort Worth Star Telegram calling the actions of City Manager Tom Higgins sad. Higgins recommended a 25 percent cut to the council’s budget citing shortfalls. If City Council approves the budget on Tuesday, the Fort Worth Arts Council’s budget […]

Kevin Pearson: Arts Education Testimonial

Britt Greenwood, Tulsa Arts Advocacy Captain and Tulsa Art Spot blogger, recently interviewed Kevin Pearson, a vocal music teacher and artistic director of Tulsa Children’s Chorus. As a vocal music teacher in Tulsa Public Schools, I see the many, many ways music – and the arts, in general – impact my students. First, let me […]

The Parable Of The Tuileries and the three economic principles that justify public funding for the arts

The following video is entertaining and amusing, but it also critically informs the argument that government funding for the arts represents a sound economic investment. It underscores government support of public spaces including parks, town squares, symphonies, museums and other arts and cultural institutions. The original video was produced in French on behalf of public […]

Guest Post: Why Ask Why and An Art Teacher’s Potential

Today, Oklahomans for the Arts features a guest post from Tulsa Arts Advocacy Captain, Britt Greenwood. The essay takes the form of an appeal to arts educators as the Tulsa artist and blogger explores, “Why ask why?”  What is the responsibility of a teacher in the arts? It is as objective of a question as […]