Sunny Cearley Sunny Cearley serves as President/CEO for Allied Arts. Cearley came to Allied Arts from her role as Senior Vice President of Membership for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Prior to that, she spent almost a decade leading sales efforts for The Journal Record Publishing Company. Before working in the arts full-time, Cearley sat on the executive committee for The Civic Center Foundation and on the advisory board for El Sistema Oklahoma. She is passionate about the fact that art improves the quality of life and supports economic development in our community. Cearley holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University and a Master of Journalism from the University of North Texas. She is graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class 30 and LOYAL Class III
A special luncheon program featuring the Oklahoma Arts Council and their regional partners, Allied Arts OKC and Arts Alliance Tulsa, who led efforts to secure $10 million in state American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) pandemic relief funding to rebuild the arts and cultural sector. During the panel discussion, the partners will detail the behind-the-scenes work by sector leaders and arts advocates that took place over more than two years to successfully secure transformative funding that will soon be available statewide to nonprofit organizations with arts programming. Following the panel discussion, the Oklahoma Arts Council will present a special graduation ceremony for members of Leadership Arts XII. The luncheon will include live music by Cecil Gray Native Blues.