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2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference

"Promise in the Road Ahead"

Tonnie Dosser
Tonnie Dosser, Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts (OFTA), has more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership. In her role with OFTA, Dosser is tasked with developing the vision of OFTA’s board of directors and making a positive difference for art in Oklahoma. Leading the organization in efforts to ensure that all Oklahomans have access to quality arts experiences and arts education through public policy initiatives at the state and federal levels. This grassroots organization is dedicated to advocating for the arts to federal, state, and local policymakers, supporting the importance of arts education, and promoting the arts and creative industries in Oklahoma.
An artist herself, Dosser is creating a platform for art and art education advocacy that can be shared among the art community as well as art supporters throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Tonnie Dosser's Schedule
The Oklahoma Arts Education Data Project Dashboard
Date: Wednesday – October, 18 2023 Time: 10:15am - 11:15am
Room: Great Plains Ballroom C
How can we as supporters of arts and education find the information we need to take action? How can we empower parents, students, teachers, business leaders, and others to make informed decisions about building our communities and finding the right place for our home or business? This session will feature a panel discussion about one of the most robust tools available for viewing the status of arts education across our state—the Oklahoma Arts Education Data Project Dashboard. Panelists will share about the development of the dashboard and explain how it can be used as a powerful resource in advocating for arts education access. Moderated by Tonnie Dosser of Oklahomans for the Arts, panelists will representatives from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma House of Representatives, and Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce. Oklahoma State Representative Toni Hasenbeck will share how people can use the dashboard to advocate for their schools. John Michael Montgomery, President and CEO of Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, will offer guidance on how the dashboard can be helpful for the business community, including for realtors who are selling homes in specific school districts.

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