Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sign Up: Arts Day at the Oklahoma Capitol 2013

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House fails measure to cut OETA funding

by Christie Southern, eCapitol News (eCap) After strong bipartisan opposition, the House failed a measure that would phase out funding to the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority by 2022. HB2218 by Rep. Tom Newell, R-Seminole, and Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, reduces the amount appropriated to the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority each fiscal year by an […]

MAAA Director To Speak In Tulsa

Mary Kennedy, Executive Director of the The Mid America Arts Alliance, will speak in Tulsa today at a luncheon for arts leaders, patrons and advocates. The luncheon will take place at the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa. Kennedy will speak about advancing the arts in Oklahoma. MAAA has been a generous supporter of Oklahomans for […]

Oklahoma Remembers Paseo Arts District Pioneer John Belt

John BeltMarch 14, 1936 – March 10, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY To love the arts and artists, to embrace neighborhoods and neighbors, to celebrate the beauty of humanity and life is to know John Belt.  John Lampton Belt died Sunday, March 10, 2013, leaving a rich legacy of beauty and community in the hearts and minds of […]

House Media News Release: Art in Public Places Program "Unfairly Targeted"

(PRESS) A House Republican’s bill continues a familiar assault on the public sector, this time targeting the Art in Public Places program. HB1430 will effectively kill the Art in Public Places program by extending the moratorium on the requirement for state agencies to incorporate art into their capital improvement projects. If HB1430 passes and the […]

House Bill 1430 on Agenda Today

Click here to read House Bill 1430. House Bill 1430, could be heard as early as 1:06 p.m. today, according to the Oklahoma House of Representatives calendar. We encourage you to click the above link and familiarize yourself with what the house calendar looks like. Every Monday-Thursday during the legislative session (February-May), legislators meet and […]

Video: HB 1430 Stays on House Agenda

At 11:30 a.m. today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives Calendar Committee voted to keep House Bill 1430 on the house agenda. A motion was made to remove the bill from the slate, and another motion was made to table it. After a vote, the H.B.1430 remained on the house agenda. You’ve heard of bills dying […]

Important Update on House Bill 1430

Heritage Bridge: Steven Weitzman | Turner Turnpike Today is an important day in the life of House Bill 1430, the bill that seeks to extend the existing moratorium on Oklahoma’s Art in Public Places program until 2017. The bill will be heard by members of the Calendar Committee later today. The committee will vote on […]

Update: House Bill 1430, Art in Public Places

House Bill 1430, the bill that seeks to extend the moratorium on the Art in Public Places program, now has a senate author, Sen. Greg Treat (R-District 47). The bill is still on reported to be on “General Order” and we don’t believe it has been heard yet by the new Calendar Committee. It has […]

The Buffalo Lounge at SXSW

The Oklahoma Film & Music Office will host three days of events at our Oklahoma branded Buffalo Lounge venue at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film-Music-Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The events are March 11-13, at The 512, 408 E. 6th Street, in the heart of downtown Austin. For more information, please visit The […]

Sequester Effects on National Endowment for the Arts

Today, the federal government began a process of across-the-board cuts to federal domestic and defense spending known as sequestration. The reductions are mandatory and will be phased in over the remainder of federal fiscal year 2013. In a letter to state and regional directors, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Director for State and Regional […]

New Jersey New Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair

U.S. Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) has agreed to become the Congressional Arts Caucus co-chair, joining Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) in leadership. Rep. Lance was invited by Rep. Slaughter to join her on the caucus. U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance R-NJ Lance will replace U.S. Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) who retired from Congress last year. Lance has […]

Love Oklahoma theatre? Take this survey, win tickets

We wanted to pass along the following survey. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete and will ask about your experiences and interest in attending performing arts theatres in Oklahoma.   Click here to take the survey.  For completing this survey, you will be given the option to enter a drawing for two free tickets […]