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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Record Crowd Celebrates Historic $10M Investment of ARPA in Arts

One of the largest crowds to fill the Oklahoma State Capitol in years came together in the building's second-floor rotunda on April 11 as arts organizations and art supporters from all reaches of the state were on hand to celebrate and thank state leaders for their transformational $10 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investment to rebuild the arts across Oklahoma.


Kickstart 66 Tour Rolls into Clinton May 9

The Kickstart 66 Tour—led by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma Main Street—will roll into Clinton in the western part of the state on Thursday, May 9, for an afternoon program highlighting economic development resources and funding offered by various public and private statewide entities. Reserve your seat for the Clinton stop!

Register for Creative Aging Exchange II, May 22 in Tulsa

Registration is now open for the Oklahoma Creative Aging Exchange II, a day-long professional development convening focused on using the arts to improve quality of life for older Oklahomans. Scheduled May 22 in Tulsa, the event will include presentations, panel discussions, performances, and breakout sessions. Lunch will be provided.

Lead Tours at the Capitol—Apply to Become a Capitol Docent!

Thousands of people from around the world and countless school children from across the state visit the Oklahoma State Capitol each year, eager for a one-of-a-kind experience in Oklahoma history, government, and art at the state's largest public art museum. Through our Oklahoma State Capitol Docent Program, individuals receive training and resources equipping them to become dynamic ambassadors for the state. Six weekly two-hour training sessions led by the Oklahoma Arts Council's Curator of Education and Engagement cover everything needed for docents to be prepared to lead tours.