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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Share Your Thoughts and Shape the Next Five Years of the Arts in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Arts Council is creating its 2021-2025 strategic plan, and we need your input. As a state government agency, our efforts should align with the needs of Oklahomans in every corner of our state representing all of our diverse communities. Your responses to a series of questions in this brief 10-minute survey will be a valuable part of informing us of those needs. 

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Oklahoma Arts Council Announces 2020 Leadership Arts Class

OKLAHOMA CITY (February 19, 2020) – The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the names of 34 Oklahomans selected to participate in the 2020 Leadership Arts program. The list includes individuals from 18 communities statewide who will convene at four two-day spring sessions to learn how the arts can positively impact education, economic development, and quality of life in Oklahoma.

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Apply for an Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant through March 1

March 1 is the deadline to apply for the Oklahoma Arts Council's new Oklahoma Arts and the Military Grant program. Up to $5,000 in funding is available to organizations through the program to support learning-based and audience-based programs serving primarily individuals who are connected to the military.


New Communities Added to Statewide Listening Tour

More dates have been added to the Oklahoma Arts Council's listening tour across the state. Open to any Oklahoman wishing to attend, upcoming stops for the Cornerstone Conversations tour include:

  • Weatherford (Weatherford Public Library), February 13, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Idabel (Museum of the Red River), February 20, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Ardmore (The Goddard Center), March 3, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Miami (Miami Public Library), March 5, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Lawton (Museum of the Great Plains), March 30, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Cornerstone Conversations sessions feature individual and group exercises and discussion, opportunity to provide written feedback, and a 30-minute networking break with light refreshments. There is no cost to attend, however RSVPs are requested. Send an email to or call (405) 521-2040 to reserve your seat.

Artist Qualifications Sought for OKPOP Public Art

Through March 16, artists can submit qualifications to be considered for a new public art project planned for the forthcoming Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in the Tulsa Arts District. Total artwork budget for the project is $250,000.