Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 26

Say Cheese.

Selfie Definition 1: A picture taken of yourself that you plan to upload to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera. Selfie Definition 2: A strange phenomenon in which the photographer is also the subject of the photograph, in […]

April 25

"The Ask" Is At The Heart of Advocacy, But "The Why" Wins Votes

Stop. I have a confession to make. There’s a stop sign on NW 18th Street and I use to roll it all the time. That is, until one cold morning, I saw this woman holding a sign telling everyone to slow down and stop. Now I yield to the traffic law, which of course, was […]

Advocacy is a Political Process

Here is a quick tutorial on advocacy. What are your thoughts and ideas? What’s your favorite advocacy tool? –Jennifer

April 23

Six Contacts To Make On Arts Day

One of the things we heard a lot last year from people who attended arts day was how glad they were to connect with other arts organizations from across the state. Arts Day is about making lots of connections within the context of advocacy. These connections go beyond elected officials to include legislative staff, OAC […]

Seth Godin: Why Business Leaders Should Think Like Artists

Entrepreneur Magazine interviews Seth Godin on why business leaders should think like artists. This was originally posted on YouTube April 10, 2013 –Jennifer

Five Things You Need To Bring To Arts Day at the Capitol

If you’re one of the 40 arts or cultural organizations signed up for Arts Day at the Capitol, May 8, here is a flyer to help remind you of a few things you’ll want to bring. Thank you for participating in Arts Day 2013. We’re really looking forward to seeing you! Please check our Facebook […]

Jumping on the Keep Calm Bandwagon


Great Turnout for OETA Day at the Capitol

Yesterday, OETA fans celebrated OETA Day at the Oklahoma Capitol. Oklahoma’s public television station had a nice showing from the general public. People came out to see host Dick Pryor as well as BJ Wexler of the popular Movie Club. He was there with his awesome popcorn machine! I saw lots of moms, too, who […]

Arts Council Director Moving to St. Louis

Kim Baker (right) at Arts Day 2012 Kim Baker, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Arts Council, announced her resignation yesterday. Good luck, Kim. Oklahoma’s loss is Missouri’s gain! Dear Friends, Let me take a moment to offer all of my love, support and gratitude for the work you have accomplished in Oklahoma. For the past […]

Three Oklahomans to Attend National Arts Advocacy Day in D.C.

L to R: Julia Kirt, Ken Fergeson and Ken Busby A small delegation of Oklahomans will attend National Arts Advocacy Day next week in Washington D.C. They are Julia Kirt, Executive Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition; Ken Busby, Executive Director and CEO of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa and Ken Fergeson, Chair, Mid-American […]

Norman Residents to Vote on Tax Increase That Would Increase Arts Funding

The Norman Transcript has published an opinion piece by Norman  H. Hammon, the director of development for Jazz in June. It’s about an important vote today that will potentially increase local public funding for the arts in Oklahoma’s third largest city. Click here to read more. –Jennifer