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2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference

True North

Ben Ezzell
Ben Ezzell is an attorney and Enid City Commissioner. He serves on the board of directors of several nonprofits focused on supporting the arts and education. Ezzell has extensive experience in fundraising and nonprofit governance. In his free time, he enjoys screenprinting, welding, working with electronics, or spending time at his woodshop east of downtown Enid where he crafts wood art and furniture.

Ben Ezzell's Schedule
Public Art Case Study: ‘Under Her Wing was the Universe’, An Artist-Led Initiative
Date: Thursday – October, 26 2017 Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room: 402 - 404 Track: Artists
romy owens' public art for Enid is an artist-led initiative, meaning she created her own opportunity to create public art instead of waiting for an opportunity to present itself through an RFP, RFQ, or Call for Artists. Using a crowdfunding platform and social media, she raised 75 percent of the funds needed to complete this public art. The remaining 25 percent was provided through existing grant programs available to individual artists. She also worked with local businesses to seek in-kind services and materials. This panel will discuss the significance of artist-led initiatives, the skills necessary to create work without the formal structure of a public art program, and the process through which they went in creating this public art for the city of Enid.

Questions?
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