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Oklahoma Arts Council News

Governor Proclaims 'U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Day'

Representatives of the Oklahoma Arts Council were on hand as Governor Kevin Stitt proclaimed August 27 "U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Day" in Oklahoma. The proclamation was presented to Harjo at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship studios following a visit between the Governor, Harjo, Oklahoma Arts Council board chair Ann Neal and Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Amber Sharples.


Schools Can Apply for Classroom Supply Grants through Nov. 1

Applications are now open for schools to request up to $500 to purchase eligible art supplies and materials for their visual and performing arts classrooms. The Oklahoma Arts Council's new Classroom Supply Grants for Visual and Performing Arts program is available to PreK-12 public, public charter, and non-religious private schools statewide.


Attend the Dedication of 'DNA IV' in Stillwater September 27

The public is invited to attend a September 27 special event dedicating a new work of public art on the campus of Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. outside the new McKnight Center for the Performing Arts. Acquired through the Oklahoma Art in Public Places program, the monumental sculpture "DNA IV" by artist Bill Barrett was installed earlier this summer outside the soon-to-be-completed McKnight Center


Tulsa Seeks Artist Proposals for Greenwood Art Project

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum was joined by acclaimed artist and community developer Rick Lowe on August 22 for a press conference announcing a call for artist proposals for the Greenwood Art Project. The project is the art and cultural component of a series of events being planned in conjunction with the 2021 centennial of the Tulsa race massacre.