Category Archives: Consolidation

April 30

Action Alert Issued: Arts Education & Budgets in Balance

We need your action so that every Oklahoman can experience and benefit from the arts. Efforts are underway to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council, possibly moving our arts agency under the Department of Tourism. Lawmakers need to hear from you now. As we prepare for Oklahoma Arts Day on May 4 (hope you’re coming), legislative […]

July 28

Study Examines Oklahoma Arts Council’s Structure

The Oklahoma House or Representatives has authorized an Interim Study on the future of the Oklahoma Arts Council. Requested by Rep. Lee Denney (Cushing), the study will to confirm the viability of the Oklahoma Arts Council, scan national best practices and examine the agency’s configuration. Read a KGOU story about it here. Oklahomans  for the Arts will monitor […]

February 04

Action Alert: Governor’s Budget Calls for Tourism to Takeover Oklahoma Arts Council

Yesterday, Governor Mary Fallin released her budget proposal for the State of Oklahoma during her annual State of the State address. It calls for the consolidation of the Oklahoma Arts Council with the Oklahoma Department of Tourism. The Oklahoma Historical Society and three state commissions were also included in the proposal. While the budget is […]