Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 26

50 Stories 50 Years: Haworth Public Schools

Haworth Public School’s Words.Rhythm.Action! – Haworth  | School | Haworth is a rural, agricultural community where the average household income is $21,814, $17,330 less than the median family income across the state. In the PK-12 district, 85% of students receive free and reduced lunches. Finances, distance, and low visibility of artists and arts events have […]

October 21

50 Stories 50 Years: East Central University’s Performing Arts Series

East Central University’s Performing Arts Series – Ada  | School |  East Central University serves an audience that includes ethnically diverse, economically disadvantaged, and geographically isolated populations by providing leadership for economic development and cultural enhancement through programs like the Performing Arts Series. As the leading education institution for this area, ECU is adamant that […]

October 19

50 Stoires 50 Years: The Pioneer Library System

The Pioneer Library System – Greater Oklahoma City Area  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |  The Oklahoma Arts Council’s support of the Pioneer Library System (PLS) has allowed PLS to connect patrons from across central Oklahoma with creative avenues for lifelong learning through the Summer Reading and Summer Arts Expression programs. The Summer Arts Expression Program […]

October 16

50 Stories 50 Years: Lyric Theatre’s Musical Interactive

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma – Oklahoma City |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  | Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma produces quality professional theatre that is available across the state through Lyrics’ Musical Interactive program. Musical Interactive is one of the ways Lyric is encouraging, educating and enriching the lives of Oklahomans. Musical Interactive has been providing Oklahoma schoolchildren with […]

October 14

50 Stories 50 Years: The Chandler Ice Cream Festival and Concert

City of Chandler – Chandler  | Government  | The Ice Cream Festival and Concert is an annual opportunity for the diverse population of Chandler, and particularly the underserved populations, to experience all the benefits of the arts and to take pride in the unique character of the city. The City of Chandler believes that […]

October 13

Thanks to our members!

Thanks to Our Nonprofit Organization Members! 108 Contemporary Tulsa Allied Arts Oklahoma City Arts for All, Inc. Lawton The Arts in Guthrie Guthrie Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma Oklahoma City Chamber Music Tulsa Tulsa Chickasha Area Arts Council Chickasha Chisholm Trail Heritage Association Duncan CityRep Oklahoma City deadCENTER […]

October 12

50 Stories 50 Years: The Choctaw County Arts Council

Choctaw County Arts Council – Hugo, Choctaw County  | 501(c)(3) Non-profit  | The Choctaw County Arts Council brings performances by compelling artists like Jana Jae, the First Lady of Fiddling, to Choctaw County through the Oklahoma Arts Council’s support. Located over 150 miles from both of the state major cultural centers (OKC & Tulsa), […]

October 09

50 Stories 50 Years: Central Academy

Central Academy – Tahlequah  |  School  |   Central Academy, one of Oklahoma’s nation-leading alternative education centers, provides an additional dimension of education to their Tahlequah students – art education. According to school leaders, the school is in a town and education system where creative outlets can be one of the first “non-essentials” to […]

October 07

50 Stories 50 Years: The Goddard Center

Charles B. Goddard Center for Visual and Performing Arts – Ardmore   | 501(c)(3) Non-profit  | The Goddard Center serves as a beacon of creativity throughout south central Oklahoma and as a symbol of its lively, inventive communities. The center’s hands-on art classes serve diverse populations of all ages and particularly assist rural public schools […]

October 05

Ripple Effect: Public Funding for the Arts Benefits Oklahoma

The arts sector creates ripple effects of benefits throughout our state, improving communities, growing the economy and advancing education. The Oklahoma Arts Council leads that ripple effect. Our state government agency for arts and culture, the Oklahoma Arts Council’s funding, leadership development, community development, and technical support have helped our state thrive for 50 years. […]