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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Oklahoma Organizations Earn NEA Grants

Three Oklahoma organizations have earned funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its second round of fiscal year 2018 grants, announced May 9. The announcement included a total investment in Oklahoma of $799,250 by the federal arts agency.


Nominations Due June 30 for Poet Laureate

The Oklahoma Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the state's next poet laureate. Submissions will be accepted through June 30 from poetry societies, writers' groups, colleges and universities, local arts and humanities councils, and libraries.


Native Artist Professional Development Training in Tahlequah

A free upcoming two-day workshop in northeast Oklahoma will give Native artists training on growing their art-related businesses.


21st Century Community Learning Grants Available

Through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) provides grants for student learning opportunities during out-of-school time. The program assists students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools with meeting academic standards.