Job opening: Director of Arts Education
The Oklahoma Arts Council is seeking a Director of Arts Education. Responsibilities include overseeing school and community-based grants, advising educators and nonprofit organizations on program development, conducting site visits statewide, managing a roster of teaching artists, and serving as the Council's accessibility coordinator. Salary is commensurate with experience with a cap of $43,470. For more information click here.
State Capitol Sculpture Exhibit to Celebrate Allan Houser
Five sculptures by one of Oklahoma's most influential artists, Allan Houser, will soon be added to the grounds of the Oklahoma state Capitol for a special year-long exhibition.
With the January 15 opening of Allan Houser at the Capitol: A Legacy in Bronze, the Oklahoma Arts Council will join museums and cultural institutions statewide to honor Houser's legacy. The exhibition is one of many events taking place throughout Oklahoma in 2014 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Houser's birth. For information about statewide events honoring Houser during 2014, visit okhouser.org.
Crowdfunding Program for Central Oklahoma Cultural Organizations
Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in central Oklahoma may soon find a new source of funding. Beginning in February, the online cultural marketplace power2give.org will be available to help eligible cultural organizations in need of funding connect with donors who have an interest in their projects.
An eligibility form is now availble through Allied Arts, the local provider organization for the program. Deadline to submit the eligibility form in time for the February 2014 launch is Monday, December 16. For more information about the program click here.
Governor Fallin Selects Artist Paul Moore for Hall of Governors Bust
Governor Mary Fallin has selected Norman artist Paul Moore to create her bronze bust for the Hall of Governors at the Oklahoma state Capitol. Fallin's likeness will eventually join busts of Oklahoma's past governors in the second floor space.
Moore, a 2013 Governor's Arts Award recipient, created the official bust of former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry for the Hall of Governors. He has dedicated several years working on the Land Run Monument near Oklahoma City's Bricktown district. When complete, the monument will be one of the largest bronze sculptures in the world.