Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 30

50 Stories 50 Years: CityRep

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre – Oklahoma City  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |       The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, better knowns as CityRep, serves Oklahoma as the largest employer of professional actors in the state.   The majority of CityRep’s productions are either world, regional, state or City premieres, including one of the first regional […]

November 27

50 Stories 50 Years: Shortgrass Arts & Humanities Council

Shortgrass Arts & Humanities Council- Altus  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |   The funding of the Oklahoma Arts Council is often disbursed to organizations like the Shortgrass Arts & Humanities Council of Altus, who are able to precisely apply it to local needs. Despite economic and geographic barriers to arts participation in southwest Oklahoma, residents […]

November 25

50 Stories 50 Years: Reduxion Theatre Company

Reduxion Theatre Company, Inc. – Oklahoma City  |  5019(c)(3) Non-profit  |    During its time in Oklahoma City, Reduxion Theatre Company has crafted a unique brand of live performance that has provided central Oklahoma a boost to tourism and an artistic draw with an eye toward international trends in theatre. Reduxion Theatre has attributed […]

November 23

50 Stories 50 Years: Metropolitan Library System

Metropolitan Library System – Oklahoma City Metro  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |   Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System believes in growing smarter communities through engaging experiences. The experiences provided by Metro Library would not be possible without the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council. The Oklahoma Arts Council has provided long range support to Metro Library […]

November 20

50 Stories 50 Years: Prairie Dance Theatre

Prairie Dance Theatre – Oklahoma City  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  | The Prairie Dance Theatre serves the Oklahoma metropolitan area by promoting high standards of dance and movement through the education of children and the public. The Prairie Dance Theatre has pursued this mission, since the late 1970s, with the support of the Oklahoma […]

November 19

Economic Impact: How Numbers Add Up for the Arts

“As a field, economics deals with complex processes and studies substantial amounts of information. Economists use assumptions in order to simplify economic processes so that it is easier to understand.” (Source: Boundless Economics) In a standing room only session at the recent Oklahoma Arts Conference, panelists: Thomas A. Anderson, Kay Decker, PhD, and John Robertson discussed the […]

November 18

50 Stories 50 Years: The Red Carpet Community Theatre

Red Carpet Community Theatre – Elk City  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  | The Red Carpet Community Theatre provides opportunities for acting, directing, stagecraft, and musical theatre in southwest Oklahoma. During their recent program “An Enchanted Evening with Miss America, Susan Powell,” the Red Carpet hosted an evening of entertainment with former Miss America Susan Powell, […]

November 16

50 Stories 50 Years: OK Mozart

   OK Mozart – Bartlesville  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |             OK Mozart’s mission is to bring the highest quality of professional musical and cultural experiences to the citizens of Oklahoma by putting on a week-long festival of Oklahoma professional orchestral musicians and international concert artists. The festival fosters the innovative growth of Oklahoma artists […]

November 11

50 Stories 50 Years: The Edmond Fine Arts Institute

Edmond Fine Arts Institute – Edmond  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  | The Fine Arts Institute offers educational enrichment in visual and performing arts to Edmond’s children and adults, believing that art is a necessary part of a well-rounded education. In 1999, a National Endowment for the Arts-funded community needs assessments identified a gap in arts […]

November 10

50 Stories 50 Years: Grand Lake Festivals’ Jana Jae Fiddle Camp

Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. – Grove  | 501(c)(3) Non-profit  | Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. (GLF) promotes the performing arts in northeastern Oklahoma by providing workshops, shows, festivals, educational seminars and concerts, which bring together outstanding cultural artists from Oklahoma as well as performing artists from around the nation and around the world. One of […]

November 06

50 Stories 50 Years: The Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma

Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma – Oklahoma City   |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  | Through the workshops, special shows, and other capacity building tools of the Artist Development Series, the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma provides musicians with all the information and experience necessary to choose their musical path and confidently walk through the doors […]

November 04

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 […]

November 04

50 Stories 50 Years: Lawton Arts & Humanities Council

Lawton Arts & Humanities Council: “Ghost Dance” – Lawton  | 501(c)(3) Non-profit  |  In 2007, the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council presented “Ghost Dance,” a readers theatre by Annette Arkeketa. The performance embodied the role of the arts in addressing complex questions of history and identity. The Lawton leaders say these are things that a […]

November 02

50 Stories 50 Years: Metropolitan School of Dance

Metropolitan School of Dance, Inc. – Oklahoma City |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  | The Metropolitan School of Dance in Oklahoma City is dedicated to providing hope to those who feel forgotten. Their medium is dance. There is a rising number of youth in the OKC metro who face staggering difficulties and few avenues to cultivate […]