Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 12

On Alert: Norman Arts Roundtable Legislative Forum

The Norman Arts & Humanities Roundtable hosted their Legislative Forum on January 11, 2017. The Norman legislators raised short term concerns for state support for the arts and longer term tips for advocacy. The local arts sector has hosted this forum almost annually for 30 years according to chair Norman Hammond. The Roundtable brings together […]

January 10

Wait, Put Down that Phone: On Advocacy Strategy

The Oklahoma Legislative Session will begin soon, the first Tuesday in February. The news and activity level is ramping up. Whether based on informed reports or rumor, we will begin receiving warnings about potential legislation and budget choices impacting arts and culture. How do we deal with warnings about dangers to arts funding or arts […]

January 04

Art of Community Building: Oklahoma City (Part 1)

This case study isĀ part of a seriesĀ 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 and its people. Community Profile City Budget […]