Funding Outlook Remains Unclear for State Agencies
Despite bills that will provide teacher pay raises and generate more than $400 million in state revenue being passed by the state Legislature and signed by Governor Mary Fallin recently, the amount available for legislators to appropriate to state agencies such as the Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) in fiscal year 2019 remains unclear. Estimates for the next budget, which begins in July, show a shortfall of $168 million.
Leadership Arts Alumni Meeting Location Changed
Alumni of the Oklahoma Arts Council's (OAC) Leadership Arts program will meet from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 11. Please note that this meeting has been moved from its originally scheduled location at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Student Artists Can Submit for Congressional Art Competition
Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, the annual Congressional Art Competition has recognized the excellence of student artists in congressional districts across America since 1982. Oklahoma high school students can now submit artwork to their Oklahoma congressional representative for the chance to have their creations exhibited in Washington, D.C. and to be part of an annual awards ceremony in the nation's capital.