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Oklahoma Arts Council Budget Cut by 4.87 Percent

For fiscal year 2018, the Oklahoma Arts Council will take a 4.87 percent cut from its original 2017 state appropriation. Governor Mary Fallin approved the budget bill passed by the state Legislature on its final day in session. Read more...

Oklahoma Selected for National Arts Education Convening

Oklahoma has been selected to host a gathering of arts education program managers from across the country. The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies' (NASAA) 2017 Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute will take place September 13-15 at the 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City. Read more...

Tulsa-born Joy Harjo Earns Prestigious Poetry Prize

Joy Harjo has been awarded the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 award considered one of the most presigious recognitions given to American poets. Noted as a major figure in contemporary American poetry, Harjo was selected for her contributions to poetry and for her outstanding lifetime achievement. Born in Tulsa, Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Read more...

Our Town Grants Available for Community Engaged Design

Our Town grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) support community engaged design that incorporates arts, culture, and/or design in place based work. Read more...

Oklahoma Museums Offering Free Admission to Military Families

Oklahoma museums are among hundreds nationwide offering free admission to members of the military community this summer. Service men and women and their families can take advantage of the free admission offered through the Blue Star Museums program between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. From Wakita to Tahlequah, Shawnee and more, more than 30 Oklahoma museums are participating this year - up from 25 a year ago.