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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Hopeful Outlook Beginning to Take Shape for Fiscal Year 2022

By Amber Sharples

July 1 marked the beginning of another state fiscal year, and it is one that stands in stark contrast to last year, with positive signs of a rebuilding stage taking shape for the arts sector. Though there is tremendous work to be done and a long road ahead to recovery over the coming years, the start of the new fiscal year is a good time to embrace the dawn of a new era for the arts.

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Call to Artists for Online Fine Arts Curriculum

The Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to make available an opportunity for artists to get paid for creating lessons for the agency's Oklahoma Online Fine Arts Curriculum page. Oklahoma artists with experience as educators can submit proposals for up to six sequential lessons for the opportunity to earn up to $1,440 in compensation.

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Hometown Grant Program Helps Small Towns Thrive

T-Mobile has committed $25 million over the next five year to help small towns across America thrive. Through a partnership with Smart Growth America and Main Street America, T-Mobile's Hometown Grants program is awarding 100 towns per year with funding of up to $50,000 for projects aimed at building or refreshing community spaces that foster connections. Projects that bring people together through arts and culture may qualify.

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Stillwater Seeks Artist Proposals for Public Art Initiative

The Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council and the City of Stillwater are seeking artist proposals of sculpture designs that will serve as the catalyst for a larger initiative called the Gateway Project.

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