2018 Elections: Candidate Survey Results
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 in Alva
Economic impact of arts and culture in Greater OKC
Erinn Gavaghan Named Oklahoma’s State Arts Advocacy Captain
Economic impact of arts and culture in Alva
Economic Impact in Greater Tulsa
Erinn Gavaghan named State Arts Advocacy Captain
Economic Impact in Norman
Economic impact of arts and culture in Greater Tulsa
The Arts Mean Business for Oklahoma!
Economic impact of arts and culture in Norman
Special Election: July 11
Oklahomans for the Arts Announces Results of National Study of the Economic Impact of
Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences
Engage: Negotiated State Budget
Candidates for upcoming legislative special elections in Senate District 44 and House District 75 were surveyed on their view of the arts and culture sector.
Last week the legislative leadership passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) .
The budget proposal reduces the Oklahoma Arts Council’s budget by 4.87%. This will reduce the ability of arts and culture organizations to improve our state’s communities and economy.
This was an incredibly hard legislative session for all. Past financial decisions and a slumping economy combined to create uncertainty for every part of our state government. While arts and culture advocates cannot be satisfied with this reduction of funds, we can be relieved to keep our state art agency more stable.