Monthly Archives: June 2013

Arts Action News

From Americans for the Arts  Last night, the U.S. Senate approved an amendment, by a vote of 67-27, to the comprehensive immigration bill currently being considered on the Senate floor. Tonight’s vote was on a bipartisan amendment that included a broad set of provisions. One of the provisions included in this amendment was sponsored by […]

June 19

Advocacy Does Not Stop When Session Ends

The first session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature ended on May 24, and won’t convene for the second session until February 3. It may be seven or eight more months before we have to lobby specific legislation that poses a risk to public funding for the arts, but we can’t wait that long to advocate. […]

It’s A Matter Of Advocacy, NAEA

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the conference site for the National Arts Education Association’s upcoming Western Regional Leadership Conference. The event takes place June 19-23. Oklahomans for the Arts will make a presentation, It’s A Matter of Advocacy at 3:30 p.m. on June 20. The theme of the conference is Art Matters. For […]

June 05

OFTA Linked In Group

Soon after Oklahomans for the Arts kicked off in 2011, we established a LinkedIn group. We posted to it for awhile, but quickly, our social media efforts shifted almost exclusively to website management, blogging and Facebook. But social networks are not created equal and they evolve dramatically over time. They are each unique in their […]

Fate of the States

“America’s central corridor — the heartland, the Midwest, the onetime flyover states, the golden triangle within the center of the country — will be the foundation of economic growth for years to come.” — Meredith Whitney, The Fate of the States One of the most respected voices on Wall Street, Meredith Whitney, shot to global […]