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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Artists Can Submit Portfolios for State Capitol Exhibitions

One of the ways the Oklahoma Arts Council supports current artists in our state is by curating exhibitions of visual art at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The Capitol is home to three temporary rotating gallery spaces—the NorthEast, and Governor's galleries—where works of art have been displayed for decades for the enjoyment of Oklahoma families, students on fields trips, Capitol employees, elected officials, and visitors to our state from around the world. A portfolio submission form is available on the Oklahoma Arts Council website

Teaching Artists, Classroom Art Teachers Invited to Aug. 2 Convening

Teaching artists and classroom fine arts teachers across Oklahoma are invited to participate in a special convening that will take place as the start of the new school year approaches. The Oklahoma Arts Council is hosting the gathering on August 2 in Oklahoma City (location TBA soon!).

The Oklahoma Teaching Artist Convening begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 2. Participants are not required to be members of the agency's roster. Stay tuned for an announcement about a location. To reserve a seat, or for questions, contact or (405) 249-7987.

Training Begins July 17 for Capitol Docents—Apply Soon!

Training for individuals interested in serving as volunteer docents at the Oklahoma State Capitol begins July 17. The Oklahoma Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the Oklahoma State Capitol Docent Program. Through the program, individuals receive training and resources equipping them to lead people on tours through the historic building.

Host the Oklahoma Arts Conference in Your Community

The next Oklahoma Arts Conference will take place in fall 2025, and in the coming months, the Oklahoma Arts Council will select a community to host the convening of hundreds from the state's arts sector. Now through August 15, communities interested in hosting the event can submit a proposal outlining their vision for serving as host.