FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO ARE OKLAHOMANS FOR THE ARTS?

Oklahomans for the Arts is a statewide 501c3 nonprofit organization that works toward a state where every person is able to experience and benefit from arts & culture. 

Oklahomans for the Arts was formed in 2011 to increase support for arts and culture, by encouraging public investments in arts, public art and arts education. Our grassroots advocacy base includes more than 5,000 business and civic leaders, educators, artists, and arts administrators across the state.


WHY SHOULD I ADVOCATE?

You should advocate because your voice shows legislators the strength of Oklahoma’s statewide arts community. By communicating with your legislators, you demonstrate that arts and culture leaders are watching and care how the State invests in our communities. Advocate because your story will help Legislators understand the value of arts and culture in your own community.

 

WHO CAN BE AN ADVOCATE?

You can be an arts advocate. Oklahomans who love arts and culture and know it makes Oklahoma better are the best arts advocates. Our current advocacy base includes artists of all kinds, arts administrators, museum leaders, board members, educators and civic leaders who support the arts.


WHAT IS OKLAHOMA ARTS DAY?

An annual opportunity to rally for increased public investment in arts and culture, public art and arts education by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Last year over 1,000 arts advocates attend the event at the State Capitol, which includes meeting with legislators to ask them to support arts funding and arts education, displays by nonprofit arts organizations, performances and a kickoff rally.