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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Deadline Extended for 2021 Governor's Arts Awards Nominations

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 15, 2020) – The Oklahoma Arts Council has extended the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards. Nominations for the awards will be accepted through Friday, November 6, 2020.


Register for Upcoming 'Table Talks' Conversations

In response to this unprecedented time, with a global pandemic keeping Oklahoma's arts community from gathering in person, the Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to announce the launch of Table Talks, a series of conversations centered on various themes in the arts.


Governor's Arts Awards Nominations Due October 23

Nominations for the 2021 Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards must be submitted by October 23. Since 1975, the Oklahoma Arts Council has partnered with the Governor of Oklahoma to present awards to individuals and organizations whose efforts have been instrumental in helping the arts thrive in our state. Awards are presented in categories including community service, education, business, media, and public service.


Reports Reflect Feedback for New Oklahoma Arts Council Plan

Two new reports published by the Oklahoma Arts Council highlight feedback gathered as part of the agency's strategic planning process.


Schools Can Register for Oklahoma Poetry Out Loud Competition

The annual national Poetry Out Loud competition will be taking place in 2020-2021, with accommodations being made to keep students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oklahoma schools can register for the competition through December 1. The program encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation contest for high school students nationwide.