"True North" is the theme of the 2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference, set to take place in Enid, October 25-26 with preconference activities scheduled October 24. The theme highlights how the conference will help artists, organizations, and communities discover where the arts are headed in meeting important needs across society in the 21st century. During the conference, attendees will learn how they can align their principles, goals, and activities with the trajectory of the arts industry to ensure the maximum relevance of their work.
[True North – the correct course or right direction. A reference to finding the position of the North Pole so as to navigate properly]
About the Oklahoma Arts Conference
Each year, the Oklahoma Arts Council organizes the statewide Oklahoma Arts Conference to bring together the state's arts and cultural industry. The conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for arts managers and organizations, artists, community and economic development professionals, students, educators, and others working in the arts and cultural industry in Oklahoma.
The conference includes tracks led by industry experts that focus on nonprofit management, professional development for artists, and community and economic development through the arts. Attendees can expect a variety of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and performances. Evening events allow participants to experience the arts in the host community.
The annual conference brings together hundreds of people involved in the arts in one location where participants get equipped for success, gain and share ideas, and celebrate our vibrant and growing creative industry.
Registration Location and Hours of Operation:
Registration tables are located in the north lobby of the Central National Bank Center and will be open during the following times:
Tuesday, October 24, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Conference Parking: Conference parking is available in the lots east and south of the conference facility. There is no cost to park in either of these lots. If you park in the south lot, enter the facility through the doors that are located in between the two large buildings.
For more information contact our Assistant Director.