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Support Allied Arts this #GivingTuesday!

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Art matters to all – and your #Giving Tuesday contribution to Allied Arts can make a difference in the lives of not only children and adults but also in entire communities. Allied Arts has raised over $67 million for arts organizations since our founding, which has affected individuals and communities across the state of Oklahoma. However, we do much more than only raise money for arts organizations. Along with fundraising, Allied Arts also promotes arts education, advocates on their behalf, and […]

UCO student celebrates 21st birthday by donating to the arts.

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Travis Miller, a UCO student and Vice President of UCO’s chapter of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education (CNAfME), found a creative avenue to donate to Allied Arts and make a difference in arts education. The CNAfME is dedicated to preparing future music educators through musical, educational and professional development. The UCO chapter for CNAfME invited Allied Arts to present to the UCO faculty advisers and student board of CNAfME during their search for a 2019 charitable cause or […]

Support Allied Arts. Shop AmazonSmile.

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Through November 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Allied Arts when you shop for great deals on AmazonSmile.com. Use our link. Shop for great deals here!

Dance for Parkinson’s

Greg Aldridge bends down during a dance class for people with Parkinson's Disease and similar illnesses put on by the Oklahoma City Ballet in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

As an Allied Arts’ member agency, the Oklahoma City Ballet is growing its Golden Swans outreach program benefiting senior adults. In partnership with Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Ballet is offering a brand new program – Parkinson’s Dance Class! Dance has been proven to be an enjoyable and beneficial way for people with Parkinson’s to work on their balance and mobility while also providing a fun social atmosphere. This incredible class takes participants through different movements by sitting, […]

Leave a Legacy for the Arts

In an effort to build long-term support for the arts, Allied Arts has accepted a challenge from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund to raise $24,000 by October 31, 2018 for its affiliated fund held at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. When the goal is met, every $3 donated will be matched with $1 – meaning when AlliedArts has raised $24,000, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund will match with an $8,000 challenge grant! To date, Allied Arts has raised more than $12,000 as […]

State of Oklahoma & City of Oklahoma City Employee Giving Kickoff

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Allied Arts is honored to be a part of the State of Oklahoma and City of Oklahoma City employee giving campaigns. Each year, City and State employees have the opportunity to donate funds conveniently through their workplace giving campaign to charities including Allied Arts, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Opry Heritage Foundation and United Way. The State Charitable Campaign was located the lawn of the state Capitol where employees celebrated their campaign with hot dogs, popsicles and live music. […]

Mayor Holt Proclaims October National Arts & Humanities Month!

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During October arts and culture organizations across the country are raising awareness about the role arts and humanities play in our community and lives and encouraging individuals and organizations to participate in the arts. National Arts & Humanities Month was established in 1993 and is celebrated every October in the United States. It was initiated to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities. […]

Apply for the O. Gail Poole Travel Award

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Norman Arts Council has two new artist opportunities, both with deadlines next Friday, May 18th! The O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund Award gives artists the opportunity to receive $1,500 to help offset the costs of travel to a conference, workshop or journey of artistic discovery and inspiration. O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Award DEADLINE: MAY 18, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT CST APPLY HERE Nicole Poole, in remembrance of her father, Oklahoma artist O. Gail Poole, established this fund. Administered by the […]

ARTini: A Blue Party

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Photos are in! Check them out on Facebook. Event Pictures : Todd Scott Photography The SNL Photo Booth : Todd Scott Photography Video : BRVDYMADE

Spring Break Camps & Activities

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Parents, spring break is just around the corner! Check out the camps and activities offered at Allied Arts member agencies. Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy Broadway Dance Camp March 12-16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enroll » Whether a seasoned dancer or newcomer, this week has great things in store, including choreography, staging and music theatre dance techniques all taught through fun games and challenging activities. The week will conclude with a showcase of numbers and skills to demonstrate all […]