Category Archives: State Legislation

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 […]

April 29

Arts advocates to rally at State Capitol on May 4

Oklahomans for the Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Day Committee invite arts and culture supporters to join together at the State Capitol on May 4, 2016 to deliver a unified message to our Oklahoma legislators: Arts and culture benefits the entire state’s economy, education and communities.  The free event includes meeting with legislators to ask them to support […]

April 30

Legislative Voting Records 2015

See how your legislators voted on arts-related bills for this year’s legislative session in this 2015 Oklahoma Arts Culture Legislative Voting Record. Oklahomans for the Arts compiled votes based on bills on which we took a position, which includes SB283 and HB1824. We only showed the full Senate and House where appropriate and committee votes if […]

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 […]