Oklahoma Arts Council Talks Budget Situation, Cultural Districts
From arts funding to cultural districts and more, Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Amber Sharples and Community Arts Director Christina Beatty were recently invited to talk about the status of the arts in Oklahoma on The Living Room with Gerry Bonds. They were joined by Bradley Jessop, Director of the School of Fine Arts at East Central University, who talked about his work to develop an arts district in Ada.
Tulsa-area Artists Can Apply for Artist INC Program
Applications are now being accepted from artists in the Tulsa area interested in participating in the 2018 Artist INC program. A program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the cutting edge training seminar addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists in all disciplines.
New NEA Report Shows Economic Impact of Arts in Rural Communities
New research from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) shows that rural arts organizations draw proportionally more non-local audiences, have stronger customer connections, and play a greater role in civic leadership than their peers in urban areas. The Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America report also notes that design-oriented and innovative firms often cluster around performing arts centers in rural communities.
Apply to the Intercultural Leadership Institute
Through January 17, established and emerging artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals can apply for the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI). A rigorous leadership development program, the institute focuses on creating cultural equity and supporting artists and arts professionals in becoming change agents in their communities.