50 STORIES 50 YEARS: CUSHING ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
Cushing Arts and Humanities Council, Cushing | 501(c)(3) Non-profit
Oklahoma Arts Council funds support Cushing Arts and Humanities Council’s cumulative approach to arts education.
For 23 years, Cushing Arts and Humanities Council (CAHC) has held their annual Summer Art Camp as part of their mission to provide arts opportunities and activities for children in Cushing and greater Payne county.
Summer Art Camp serves K-5th students, and for those who attend every year, they enter middle school with six summers of cumulative arts education taught by certified art educators.
While cumulative development of arts knowledge and participation is an integral experience of the Summer Art Camp for each student, the inter-generational bridge the program is building exemplifies the power of the arts to promote true prosperity.
The CAHC realized in recent years that a number of their current students are the children of early Summer Art Camp alums. These parents are now able to share arts experiences with their children, because the infrastructure for community arts opportunities in Cushing has been strengthened by the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council.
The loss of such support would prove a substantial obstacle to the progress of cumulative arts education provided to Cushing children through Summer Art Camp.
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