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2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference

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Kelsey Karper
Kelsey Karper is an Oklahoma City-based curator, artist, and project manager. As a curator, Karper focuses on projects that build community and create new opportunities for artists. In early 2016 she co-founded Current Studio, an experimental art space in the Classen Ten Penn neighborhood in Oklahoma City. Her curatorial practice is greatly informed by her previous work as Associate Director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, an organization devoted to supporting artists statewide. Karper also works as an independent project manager, helping organizations with research and planning. She recently served as project manager for Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the economic impact study of nonprofit arts and culture in Oklahoma, led by Oklahomans for the Arts.

Kelsey Karper's Schedule
Economic Impact of the Arts: The Local Story
Date: Wednesday – October, 25 2017 Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room: Junior Ballroom West Track: Community Development
Oklahoma's newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity Report provides solid evidence of the significant direct economic impact of arts and cultural nonprofits across the state. This session will examine how you can determine the economic impact of the arts on your community. Learn how to translate the data into an effective story about the economic impact of your organization or event.

For more information contact our Assistant Director.