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How National Endowment for the Arts Benefits Oklahoma

Unofficial reports are circulating that the new Presidential administration will propose a budget that eliminates the National Endowments for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oklahoma’s economy and education benefit greatly from the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These two federal agencies benefit rural, suburban and inner city areas all across America, including Oklahoma.

Arts advocates should speak up now to keep these important programs.

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ON ALERT: NORMAN ARTS ROUNDTABLE LEGISLATIVE FORUM

The Norman Arts & Humanities Roundtable hosted their Legislative Forum on January 11, 2017. The Norman legislators raised short term concerns for state support for the arts and longer term tips for advocacy.

The local arts sector has hosted this forum almost annually for 30 years according to chair Norman Hammond. The Roundtable brings together leaders from most of the area’s arts and culture organizations for regular strategizing, networking and advocacy. Norman Arts Council coordinates the group.

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ART OF COMMUNITY BUILDING: BARTLESVILLE

The City of Bartlesville understands the value of the arts for cultivating civic pride. And that long-standing disposition among civic leaders and community members has synthesized into a sustainable pro-arts culture in the city.

During Bartlesville’s boom oil years Phillips Petroleum brought substantial wealth to the city, and many residents and city officials wanted to invest in arts and culture to improve the city’s well-being and promote a positive sense of place.

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HOW DO YOU VALUE ARTS?

The study, commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, offers a new framework for understanding the value of the arts, one that recognizes how both intrinsic and instrumental benefits contribute to the public realm and underscores the central role of intrinsic benefits in generating all arts benefits. The authors also examine how such benefits are generated through different kinds of arts experiences and call for policies designed to engage more Americans in the arts.

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STATE CANDIDATES' VIEW ON ARTS & CULTURE

Next week are the June 28th Statewide Legislative Primaries, Oklahomans for the Arts surveyed State Senate and Oklahoma House candidates about their positions on a number of key arts and culture issues.

Your interest in the candidate’s stances on arts and culture now can impact their future decision making. Your questions about their support of arts and culture can change the conversation during the election too.

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ARTS ADVOCATES TO RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL ON MAY 4

Oklahomans for the Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Day Committee invite arts and culture supporters to join together at the State Capitol on May 4, 2016 to deliver a unified message to our Oklahoma legislators: Arts and culture benefits the entire state’s economy, education and communities. 

The free event includes meeting with legislators to ask them to support arts funding and arts education, a chance to meet nonprofit arts organizations, performances and a kickoff rally.

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