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Oklahoma Arts Council Bringing Community 'Cornerstone Conversations' to Northwest Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (November 12, 2019) – Staff of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the official state agency for the support and development of the arts, are embarking on a tour of northwest Oklahoma, co-hosting a series of community conversations with local residents. They are encouraging participation by any Oklahoman who has ideas for using the arts to strengthen communities and schools.

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Apply for the 2020 Leadership Arts Program

Applications for the Oklahoma Arts Council's 2020 Leadership Arts program are available through November 29. The program is open to individuals involved in any arts or non-arts field interested in learning how to use the arts to strengthen communities and schools. The goal of the program is to equip individuals to become community leaders and champions for the arts.


Muskogee Selected for 2020 Oklahoma Arts Conference

The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the selection of Muskogee as the host community for the 2020 Oklahoma Arts Conference. The conference will take place October 14-16.


Amber Sharples Elected 2nd Vice Chair of NASAA

Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Amber Sharples has been elected to serve as the 2nd Vice Chair of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). The announcement was made following the board's October meeting at the NASAA 2019 Leadership Institute in Rhode Island.


Vote for Bartlesville to Receive $25,000 Levitt Grant

Bartlesville is in the running to be selected to receive a 2020 Levitt Amp [Your City] Music Series Grant. Led by Val Callaghan of the Bartlesville Community Center, Bartlesville's proposal has been selected to compete in the online voting phase of the process. They are competing against small and mid-sized communities nationwide for the $25,000 music series grant.