Mayors Confirm Value of Arts & Culture
Final Candidate Survey Results
Many mayors across the country understand and confirm the value of arts and culture.
At the annual United States Conference of Mayors, the group adopted multiple resolutions that confirmed the importance of the arts.
Click through the topic areas to see the full resolutions. Share pertinent information with your local city leaders!
Connect, Learn at Oklahoma Arts Conference 2018
Check out our FINAL candidate survey results!
Oklahoma's 2018 statewide General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Oklahomans for the Arts surveyed State Senate and House candidates about their positions on a number of key arts and culture issues.
Of the 209 state legislative candidates who are still contested, 114 replied (55%). There are 33 individuals already elected because they are unopposed after the primary and runoff.
National Arts in Education Week: Next week!
Gather with community leaders, artists and arts professionals from across the state for the Oklahoma Arts Conference on October 24 and 25 in Oklahoma City.
See the variety of presenters, sessions and arts experiences at arts.ok.gov. Early Bird Registration continues through September 28, costing only $109. Register soon!
Announcing Arts Day 2019!
Learn about and participate in National Arts in Education Week
Planning for Advocacy All Year
Save the date for Oklahoma Arts Day: April 3, 2019
Additional Candidate Survey Results 2018
As you plan your advocacy for the year, here is a calendar with a general overview of what goes on through the year. Consider the different levels of government and ways to get your board, staff and volunteers involved. There are many ways to build the voice for your mission!
2018 Elections: Final Candidate Survey Results
Candidate Responses for the Runoff Election on August 28.
After the primaries, we re-opened our Arts & Culture Candidate Survey to candidates who were still in the running. And we had 37 more candidates reply!
Oklahomans for the Arts sent surveys to all 574 state legislative candidates. Of those, 174 replied before the primaries, 30%. We offered the survey after the primaries and got 37 more candidate responses giving us an overall response rate of 37%.
Read the results for candidates appearing on the August 28 runoff ballot and general election November 6, 2018.
2018 Legislative Wrap Up
Oklahoma's 2018 Statewide Legislative Primaries take place June 26, 2018. Oklahomans for the Arts surveyed State Senate and Oklahoma House candidates about their positions on a number of key arts and culture issues.
Of the 574 state legislative candidates, 174 replied (30%). There are 20 individuals already elected because of filing unopposed.
See there responses here!
Asking Candidates About Arts & Culture
Just a few days ago the State Legislature finished their regular session, passing the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriated state budget.
Learn more about next year’s budget and this year’s bills we tracked.
Campaign Year: Rules & How Tos
The Oklahoma primary elections are quickly approaching, and people want to know what policies their candidates support. We will be running a survey that gives candidates a chance to articulate their views on funding and supporting the arts in Oklahoma. Here are some questions you can ask candidates yourself.
Federal Arts Advocacy Calendar
Many elected positions will be on the ballot in 2018. How can nonprofit organizations participate legally and ethically to be sure new potential elected officials understand the value of arts and culture in their community?
Check out these tips and guidelines!
OFTA Board Endorses Plan
Be an arts advocate from home. Follow this Federal arts advocacy calendar from Americans for the Arts.
Calculate Economic Impact of Your Arts Program
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.
Oklahoma Arts Council Suspends Programs Due to Budget Cuts
Oklahoma's arts and culture nonprofits generated direct economic activity of $872,830,632.
What about your arts event or organization?
Use a few simple numbers to get an estimate of the economic impact based on sound research. All you need is the attendance and cost of your event! Enter information here.
Member Reception: Oct 24, 2017
Unfortunately, the Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the suspension of the Leadership Arts Program due to ongoing budget cuts and current budget uncertainty.
Now is the time for Leadership Arts Alumni and arts supporters to advocate for the Oklahoma Arts Council's budget for the benefit of our whole state!
Economic Impact in Guthrie
It's almost time for the 3rd Annual Oklahomans for the Arts Member Reception! As arts leaders from across the state come together for the Oklahoma Arts Conference, we're gathering our most committed advocates for a celebration of the work accomplished in the last year and a look at the challenges ahead.
Economic Impact in Ponca City
Economic impact of arts and culture in Guthrie
Economic Impact in Greater OKC
Economic impact of arts and culture in Ponca City
Economic impact of arts and culture in Greater OKC