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Oklahoma Arts Council Announces 2018 Conference Theme

Hundreds of Oklahomans will descend on Oklahoma City's Film Row district in October for the 2018 Oklahoma Arts Conference where they will take part in the annual convening of artists, nonprofit administrators, community developers, educators, and others.

The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced "Panchromatic: Spectrum of Possibilities" as the theme for the 2018 event. The theme centers on encouraging participants to see the full scope of possibilities the arts offer for meeting vital needs in our state.


Nominations Now Being Accepted for Governor's Arts Awards

Nominations are now being accepted in several categories for the 2019 Governor's Arts Awards. Deadline for submissions is September 6, 2018.

Categories of awards include education, business, community service, media, and public service (mayors and government officials).


Oklahoma's Harvey Pratt Selected to Design National Memorial

Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt's design is the unanimous selection for the National Native American Veterans Memorial for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Titled "Warriors' Circle of Honor," Pratt's design was selected from among 120 designs submitted from across the world.


Oklahoma Projects Awarded Innovation Grants

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) has announced more than $180,000 in grant funding for innovative new works of art in the organization's six-state region. Four Oklahoma projects were included in M-AAA's list of this year's Artistic Innovations Grants. The program provides up to $15,000 for the creation and presentation of new artistic endeavors.


Aid for Teachers to Attend State, National Arts Conferences

Oklahoma teachers interested in attending state or national arts conferences can apply for financial assistance to help cover related costs through a program of the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE).