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Arts Council to Present Arts Education Research Findings

An upcoming public presentation by the Oklahoma Arts Council will reveal results from recent arts education research commissioned by the Oklahoma Arts Council. Funded by Americans for the Arts as part of its State Policy Pilot Program (SP3) initiative, the research provides important information that can be used to support arts education in our state. Read more...

Congressional Art Competition for Oklahoma High School Students

Since 1982, the Congressional Institute has facilitated a nationwide high school art competition that recognizes creative youth in all U.S. congressional districts. Students submit artwork to their elected representative's office, and panelists select winners from each district. Winning works are exhibited at the U.S. Capitol, and winners have the opportunity to be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read more...

Grants for Rural Oklahoma Cultural Projects

Funding for arts and cultural programs in select areas of rural Oklahoma is available through grants provided by the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation. Nonprofit organizations and entities of state and local government are eligible to apply. Read more...

Oklahoma Arts Council Announces 2017 Leadership Arts Class

OKLAHOMA CITY (February 1, 2017) – The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the names of individuals selected to participate in its 2017 Leadership Arts program. The list includes 33 individuals from 18 Oklahoma communities who will convene at four two-day spring sessions to learn how to advance their communities through the arts and arts education. Read more...