Oklahoma's New and Emerging Arts Leaders (ONEAL) is a free statewide network for arts leaders age 35 and younger or those with less than five years of experience in arts administration or the business of arts. The network provides peer support and resources for the next wave of arts leadership in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Arts Council works with members of the ONEAL Advisory Board to plan and provide programs and services for the statewide network. The advisory board is comprised of ONEAL representatives from throughout the state.
ONEAL Mentorship Program
New and emerging arts leaders statewide can apply for the ONEAL Mentorship Program and be connected with seasoned arts leaders for regular guidance on leadership and career issues. Click here to apply for the mentorship program.
2nd Tuesday Coffee
On the second Tuesday of each month, the Oklahoma Arts Council hosts an opportunity for new and emerging arts leaders to gather for coffee and casual conversation. Held in a different location each month, 2nd Tuesday Coffee gives ONEAL members the chance to discuss individual and community-related efforts in the arts. Individuals interested in learning more about ONEAL are invited to attend 2nd Tuesday Coffee.
2nd Tuesday Coffee (2014 dates)
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
January 14 – OKC – Coffee Slingers (@coffeeslingers)
February 11 – Chickasha – Java Dave's
March 11 – Edmond – Evoke (@cafeevoke)
April 8 – Ada – Hot Shots Coffee Shop
May 13 – OKC – Kamps 1910 (@Kamps1910)
June 10 – Tulsa – JoeBots Coffee (@joebotscoffee)
July 8 – OKC – Beatnix (@thebeatnixcafe)
August 12 – Enid – Five 80 (@Five80Coffee)
September 9 – OKC – Aravalli in Devon Lobby
October 14 – Guthrie – Hoboken (@HobokenCoffee)
November 11 – No Coffee – Veteran's Day
December 9 – Norman - Syrup
How Do I Get Involved in ONEAL?
Connect with the ONEAL network on Facebook.
Be sure to follow the ONEAL blog.
Consider applying for the
ONEAL Mentorship Program.
Stay informed about occasional ONEAL meetings through the Oklahoma Arts Council newsletter.
Who's Involved in ONEAL?
ONEAL includes artists, gallery owners, educators, college students, arts administrators, community volunteers, musicians, performers, writers, tribal and cultural representatives, creative entrepreneurs and others.
How Can I Benefit?
By fostering mentorships, identifying and providing resources, organizing networking opportunities and more, ONEAL can benefit emerging arts leaders.
Get connected through social media and take part in online forums and discussions, find out about job opportunities, access helpful resources and more.
Being in the ONEAL network helps provide a great sense of belonging to Oklahoma and the state's growing culture. It gives people the opportunity to connect and grow together at early stages of their careers and identify obstacles we face and come up with viable solutions as well as share in our continued successes. ONEAL brings people together so that we may help increase one of Oklahoma's greatest resources - the arts.
- James Wallace, Performing Arts Coordinator, Chickasaw Nation.
For more information contact our Community Arts Director.