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Oklahoma Arts Council Seeks Nominations for 2023 Governor's Arts Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 27, 2022) – Oklahomans statewide have an opportunity to bring attention to deserving individuals, businesses, and organizations that contribute to the success of the arts in their communities and schools. The Oklahoma Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards through October 14, 2022.

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Oklahoma Arts Council Announces Return of State Capitol Artwork

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 8, 2022) – After nearly six years in storage, more than 500 works of art are finally returning to the Oklahoma State Capitol. They are being joined by almost 20 newly commissioned monumental and life-sized works. The reinstallation of the artwork, representing five separate art collections, began Monday, June 6. It will unfold in phases through the end of the calendar year.

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Governor Signs Bill Empowering Art Collections Endowment

A bill signed into law by Governor J. Kevin Stitt in May empowers the Oklahoma Arts Council to create an endowment for use in acquiring, conserving, and caring for the artwork at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Senate Bill 257 received wide support in both the House and Senate as it was advanced to the Governor for a final approval.

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June Deadline to Submit UEI Numbers to Oklahoma Arts Council

The official identifier used for doing business with the federal government is changing. DUNS numbers are being phased out and will be replaced by Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI). For grantees of the Oklahoma Arts Council, this affects your transactions with our agency. By June 30, all grantees must submit their UEI number to the Oklahoma Arts Council.

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