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Information about Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Award Notifications

On Friday, June 27, the Oklahoma Arts Council was notified of changes regarding the state's fiscal year 2015 budget that impact state appropriations to the Oklahoma Arts Council and other agencies. Read more...

2014 Oklahoma Arts Conference to Cast Vision of 'Repurposing, Reimagining'

Casting a vision for the future of our communities and state, the Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to announce the theme for the 2014 Oklahoma Arts Conference: Our Town, Repurposed. Our State, Reimagined. Read more...

Submit Governor's Arts Awards Nominations by August 8

What individuals and organizations in your community deserve recognition for their contributions and efforts in the arts? Let us know by nominating them for a 2014 Governor's Arts Award! Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, August 8. Click for more information...

Shawnee-born Dr. Jane Chu Confirmed to Lead National Endowment for the Arts

With a focus on "building community through the arts," Dr. Jane Chu has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Chu is the former CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. Read more...

Luce Foundation Offers Responsive Grants for American Art

Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time for Responsive Grants from the Luce Foundation to support projects that address the needs and development of the American art field. Read more...

Resources for Arts Development in Rural Communities

Webinars, case studies, "how-to" guides, worksheets and other resources are available from the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design's website to assist rural Oklahoma communities interested in arts and cultural development. Read more...