The Oklahoma Legislative Session will begin soon, the first Tuesday in February. The news and activity level is ramping up. Whether based on informed reports or rumor, we will begin receiving warnings about potential legislation and budget choices impacting arts and culture.Read More
As the news fill with dire updates about Oklahoma’s revenues and economic woes, we prepare for the next state legislative session.
Starting February 2, the legislative session will add a potential $1B reduction in next year’s budget to the diverse and challenging policy discussions.Read More
We ask nonprofits who value investments in arts and culture and know they improve our state to help advocate for public funding for the arts.
As a former executive director, I know that it’s hard to know the rules for advocacy and lobbying as a nonprofit. So, here’s a brief overview with links to more information.Read More
Oklahomans for the Arts is pleased to announce we have engaged contracted lobbyist Jerrod Shouse.
In addition to monitoring legislation, Shouse will assist with our legislative strategy for arts and culture, helping us communicate with Oklahoma legislators and plan for future advocacy.Read More