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Registration for the 2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference Opens August 7

Earlybird registration for the 2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference begins Monday, August 7. The earlybird rate of $95 will be available through September 15. 

Submit a Governor's Arts Award Nomination

Now through September 12, the Oklahoma Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 42nd Annual Governor's Arts Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations across the state for their significant contributions to the arts in six categories.

Classroom Enhancement Grants Available for Rural Districts

Teachers and school administrators in rural Oklahoma public schools are encouraged to apply for Classroom Enhancement Grants of up to $5,000 offered by the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation. Arts-related projects can be supported through the funding.

Socially Engaged Artist Fellowship Opportunity

A Blade of Grass (ABOG) is a Brooklyn-based organization that provides artists with resources to foster social change. ABOG is currently accepting applications for its ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art program. Artists selected for a fellowship receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support.

Program Can Strengthen Native Artists' Business Skills

Through the Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship Program, Native artists can learn how to start or grow a thriving arts business.

Offered by First Peoples Fund, the one-year, self-directed program provides artists with technical support, professional training and up to $5,000 in working capital.