Standing Room Only as Governor Stitt Presents Arts Awards
The fourth floor rotunda of the Oklahoma State Capitol was filled to capacity on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 16, as hundreds of Oklahomans celebrated the efforts of the 43rd Oklahoma Governor's Arts Awards honorees.
In his remarks, Governor Stitt said, "When you talk about being top 10, I think about leveraging this art community because the proven ability of the arts just goes a long way to developing our education system, our rural development, our health care. I think it's intertwined in everything we do."
Vote for Oklahoma Schools in Vans Custom Culture Competition
Student-designed Vans sneakers may help one of two Oklahoma high schools earn $75,000 for their art program. Entries from Anadarko High School and Cache High School are among 50 finalists from across the nation in the 2019 Vans Custom Culture competition.
Oklahoma's Jeanetta Calhoun Mish Earns $100,000 Poetry Fellowship
Dr. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Oklahoma's poet laureate since 2017, is one of only 13 poets from across the nation to earn an inaugural Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship. The awards were created to enable poets to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects.
M-AAA Announces Interchange Artist Grant Program
A new grant program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is aimed at supporting individual artists as change agents and connectors within their communities. Through the Interchange Artist Grant program, 16 artists in the M-AAA region will receive $20,000 in funding to lead projects focused on social impact. In addition to funding, artists will benefit from professional development retreats and mentoring.