Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 26

Why Advocate?

  I had such a good time speaking at the Leadership Arts* program yesterday and want to share my presentation slides with more of you in case they are helpful for introducing Oklahomans for the Arts and the importance of advocacy. See here. The main topic was to encourage effective, early advocacy and why it’s important for […]

February 24

Arts & Economic Prosperity Report: Info Session

  As you know, Oklahomans for the Arts has joined Americans for the Arts’ latest national economic impact study, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5! Read more about the study here. Our participation will allow us to quantify the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in Oklahoma. This important research project will tell us just how many jobs and […]

February 17

50 Stories 50 Years: Sugar Free Allstars

Chris Wiser, Sugar Free Allstars, Edmond  |  Artist  |       The Grammy-featured, family funk super duo Sugar Free Allstars educates and performs in communities across the state. Their work cultivates artistic discernment  in students and economic vitality in central Oklahoma. Member Chris Wise had this to say about the importance of public funding. […]

February 16

Art of Community Building: Norman

This case study is part of a series investigating the variety of ways that Oklahoma communities invest municipal resources and funding in the arts. These stories illustrate how these investments, big or small, can have a positive impact on citizens, civic pride, tourism, and the general well being of a place. Community Profile City Budget […]

February 12

50 Stories 50 Years: An OKCPS Visual Arts Educator

  Gail Sloop, OKCPS Visual Art Educator  |  Individual  |   As a visual arts educator with OKCPS, Gail Sloop has seen public funding for the arts support creative, integrated learning on Oklahoma history, art, and culture among OKC elementary students. “My mission is to expose young children, pre-kindergarten to 6th, to the arts,” […]

Thanks to our members! Your support is essential.

Thanks to Our Nonprofit Organization Members! Artists Reach Out  Edmond 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 Duncan Little Theatre Duncan Eufaula Area Arts Council […]

February 08

50 Stories 50 Years: Sapulpa Arts

Sapulpa Arts, Sapulpa  |  501(c)(3) Non-profit  |  Facebook Page Funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council is vital to the variety and reach of Sapulpa Arts’ work to bring artistically enriching programs to their hard working community. In a single year, Sapulpa Arts provides free art classes to senior citizens through ARTeries; puts on the Route […]