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2018 Leadership Arts Applications Available Soon

Online applications for the Oklahoma Arts Council's 2018 Leadership Arts program will be available soon at Each year, 30 people from across the state are selected to take part in the program, which focuses on equipping class members with the knowledge and tools to grow the arts in their communities and schools.


'Homeland' Public Art Unveiled

"Homeland," a work of public art honoring Oklahoma veterans, was unveiled October 27 at the newly refurbished Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) office space in Oklahoma City. The commissioning of the piece and the oversight of its installation was managed by the Oklahoma Arts Council.


Oklahoma Schools Encouraged to Register for Poetry Out Loud

Through the 2017-18 national Poetry Out Loudcompetition, high schools throughout Oklahoma can give students the chance to memorize and recite great poetry while competing for cash awards and school stipends.


NEA Big Read Can Fund Community Reading Programs

Nonprofit organizations, public libraries, school districts, divisions of local and tribal governments, and others can apply now through January 24 for the NEA Big Read, a community-wide reading program made possible through grants of up to $15,000.