Category Archives: Elections

August 31

Contributing to Democracy

By: Mira Alpers, Oklahomans for the Arts’ Summer Intern This summer I spent one day a week in Oklahoma City, interning for Oklahomans For The Arts (OFTA). I had wanted the position because I felt that working at OFTA would combine my interest in politics with my love of art. Though I was excited to begin […]

June 23

Inspiring Examples: Advocating

Arts advocates across the country are improving their local communities. I learned about several inspiring examples of great arts advocacy at the recent meeting of arts statewide arts advocacy groups from across the country. I get to participate multiple times a year with the State Art Action Network of Americans for the Arts and was […]

August 19

Arts & Culture Candidate Survey Results 2014

Today the Oklahomans for the Arts releases the first Arts and Culture Survey, which was mailed to 192 candidates for Oklahoma Senate or House of Representatives. In several cases, the respondents will face off in next week’s primary runoffs (August 26, 2014). Many more will be on the ballot for the November 4 statewide general election. Just […]

July 15

2014 Candidate Survey on Arts & Culture Issued

As more arts advocates have gotten engaged, Oklahomans for the Arts has heard frequently that there is an interest in learning more about candidates and elected officials and their policies on arts and culture. So, Oklahomans for the Arts just mailed the first Candidate Survey on Oklahoma Arts and Culture to 192 candidates statewide. The survey […]

May 18

No Chance At Life

Kate Eshelman just got the worst news. For an arts teacher anyway. On April 6, she wrote the following on her blog, Lessons From the K-12 Art Room: I just received news that the K-12 art program in my school district is being cut due to lack of funding.  While I am upset about losing […]