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Oklahoma Arts Council News


Capitol Event Celebrates Veterans' Artwork, Pilot Arts Program

State senators and members of the media joined the Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs and others on May 2 at the state Capitol to honor veterans who participated in a recent pilot arts program in Norman. Read more...

NEA Art Works Grants Due July 13

With an upcoming July 13 deadline, grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 are available from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through its Art Works grant program. Read more...

Cultural District Session Planned for June Preservation Conference

The 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference, taking place June 7-9 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center, will feature a session titled "Cultural Landmarks: Historic Preservation in Oklahoma's Cultural Districts."

Oklahoma Arts Council Community Arts Director, Christina Beatty, will be one of four panelists who will speak on using historic theaters to anchor cultural districts.

NEA Releases Arts Employment Data for Oklahoma

New state-level data on arts and cultural jobs shows that while Oklahoma ranks 32nd among states in arts and cultural sector employment, the number of arts and cultural workers as a share of Oklahoma's workforce is below the national average at 2.6 percent of total state employment. Arts and cultural employment in Oklahoma declined from 2013 to 2014, according to the report, lagging behing the U.S. average. Read more...