Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 18

50 Stories 50 Years: The Oklahoma Arts Institute

Oklahoma Arts Institute, Lone Wolf  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |      Since the summer of 1977, the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain has been bringing luminary artists like America’s first Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief, Emeritus U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall, and the nation’s first female orchestra conductor Judith Somogi to its statewide arts […]

January 15

Get Ready: The Declining State Budget

As the news fill with dire updates about Oklahoma’s revenues and economic woes, we prepare for the next state legislative session. Starting February 2, the legislative session will add a potential $1B reduction in next year’s budget to the diverse and challenging policy discussions. In anticipation of Oklahoma’s Governor, Senators and Representatives entering the session, […]

January 13

50 Stories 50 Years: Theatre North

Theatre North, Tulsa  |  501(c)(3)  Non-profit  |   Theatre North’s production of plays that reflect the African-American experience has been an integral element in the revival of Tulsa’s Greenwood District. Public funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council has supported Theatre North’s participation in Tulsa’s Greenwood Arts Jubilee series – a series that has drawn […]

January 11

50 Stories 50 Years: South Asian Performing Arts Foundation

South Asian Performing Arts Foundation, Tulsa  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |   Since 2006, South Asian Performing Arts Foundation (SAPAF) has been promoting awareness of the traditional classic and folk arts of the Indian subcontinent through performance art. Combining public funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council with support from local Indian-owned businesses, SAPAF brings world-class […]

January 08

50 Stories 50 Years: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |               Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s Writing in Response to Art program has been introducing Oklahoma 6th graders to the art and culture of the Chisholm Trail, the American Cowboy, and the American West for six years.       With public funding from the Oklahoma Arts […]

January 06

50 Stories 50 Years: Cushing Arts and Humanities Council

Cushing Arts and Humanities Council, Cushing  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit       Oklahoma Arts Council funds support Cushing Arts and Humanities Council’s cumulative approach to arts education. For 23 years, Cushing Arts and Humanities Council (CAHC) has held their annual Summer Art Camp as part of their mission to provide arts opportunities and activities for children […]

January 04

50 Stories 50 Years: Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Oklahoma City  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |          The Oklahoma City Philharmonic provides access to orchestral music and education in music performance to the Oklahoma City metro. Society of Strings is part of the Philharmonic’s education programming and offers adults in the community  the opportunity to learn a string instrument and […]