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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Governor's Arts Awards

The Oklahoma Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the 41st Annual Governor's Arts Awards. Nominations will be accepted through August 2. Awards are given to individuals and organizations whose efforts in the arts have impacted communities and/or schools. Read more...

2016 Oklahoma Arts Conference to Focus on New Landscape

With significant reductions in funding from public and private sources, Oklahoma's arts industry is confronting the challenges of a changing landscape. The 2016 Oklahoma Arts Conference will outfit artists, nonprofit administrators, board members, community developers, educators, and others with the tools needed to face these challenges and make steadfast progress toward achieving their goals. Read more...

NEA Awards $850,000 in Funding to Oklahoma

The latest round of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, announced May 10, include an investment of almost $850,000 for the arts in Oklahoma. Funding will boost arts programming, cultural development, and educational opportunities. Read more...

Exhibition to Showcase Veterans' Artwork

Following several months of visual art and creative writing workshops led by teaching artists at the Norman Veterans Center, artwork produced by participants in an Oklahoma Arts Council pilot program will be exhibited at the Firehouse Art Center beginning June 10.

The exhibition, Veterans: Experience & Expression, will showcase art created in workshops that featured tailored curriculum and high-level arts instruction. Workshops were presented by Firehouse Art Center instructors Jane Lawson and Sarah Engel-Barnett and Cameron University instructor Jason Poudrier. The Norman Veterans Center pilot program is part of the Oklahoma Arts Council's Arts and the Military Initiative.

Receptions for the exhibition will be hosted at the Firehouse Art Center on June 10 and July 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. during Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk. The exhibition is scheduled to end July 23.