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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Uncertainty Looms as State Legislature Reconvenes

When the state Legislature reconvenes Monday, February 5, legislators will continue working on the fiscal year 2018 budget as they begin working on the fiscal year 2019 budget. We will continue to inform you about the potential implications of any related legislation.


Arts and Military Summit Offers Potential Resources for Oklahoma

Oklahoma Arts Council Arts Education Director, Jennifer Allen-Barron, made a short drive south of the Red River on January 29 to Killeen, Texas and the Fort Hood Army Base for a special summit focused on arts and the military.


Apply for a Challenge America Grant from the NEA

Grants of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts can assist organizations with extending the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to them.

Grants in the Challenge America category generally support projects that are smaller in scale and shorter in duration than projects that receive funding through the NEA's Art Works program. Funding assists with providing access to individuals who may be limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Congressional Art Competition Opens Soon for Oklahoma Students

Oklahoma student artists will soon be able to submit artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Guidelines are expected to be released in February. Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and the winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Sign up here for email updates on the 2018 competition