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
Oklahomans for the Arts has been tracking and weighing in on bills related to arts education, public art, cultural districts, nonprofit contributions and more.
If you’ve been watching the news, you likely are aware of the significant budget crisis our Legislature seeks to parley.Read More
Legislative leadership released the draft of the FY2016 budget yesterday.
The budget proposal, which reduces the Oklahoma Arts Council’s budget by 7.25%, will reduce the ability of arts and culture organizations to improve our state’s communities, economy and education including providing access to citizens who might not otherwise have it.Read More
Oklahoma Legislators introduced more than 2,000 bills last month. Now those bills make their way through (or get stopped in) the legislative process.
To advocates, that process can seem confusing or convoluted at times. Thankfully the State Chamber of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Policy Institute created guides to help us understand the process.Read More
Today the Oklahomans for the Arts releases the first Arts and Culture Survey, which was mailed to 192 candidates for Oklahoma Senate or House of Representatives.
In several cases, the respondents will face off in next week’s primary runoffs (August 26, 2014). Many more will be on the ballot for the November 4 statewide general election.Read More