You should advocate because your voice shows legislators the strength of Oklahoma’s statewide arts community. By communicating with your legislators, you demonstrate that arts and culture leaders are watching and care how the State invests in our communities. Advocate because your story will help Legislators understand the value of arts and culture in your own community.
The Oklahomans for the Arts Board voted this week to endorse the Step Up Oklahoma plan.
Oklahomans for the Arts acknowledges this effort to increase sustainable revenues for our state as a first step toward stabilizing the budget.
By beginning the process of addressing Oklahoma’s structural budget deficit the Step Up Oklahoma plan will allow for deliberate efforts to be undertaken to begin the critical process of restoring the funding of essential smaller agencies such as the Oklahoma Arts Council.