2022 Campaign Kickoff Event Postponed to March 10

The Allied Arts 2022 Kickoff event has been moved to Thursday, March 10 at Oklahoma City Convention Center from 5:30-7:00 pm. Immediately following Kickoff, we’ll head across the street to Scissortail Park for the official unveiling of our temporary art exhibit, made up of light and sound. Generously sponsored by Inasmuch Foundation, the temporary installations will light up the night. RSVP to by March 3. Contact Courtney Lavender if you have additional questions or concerns. As always, thanks for […]

Economic Impact of the Arts

IN 2015, OKLAHOMA’S ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFITS GENERATED DIRECT ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF $872,830,632. An investment in the arts is an investment in Oklahoma. A study done by Oklahomans for the Arts found that the arts industry supports 29,165 jobs in Oklahoma. In addition to inspiring and connecting us, the arts have direct economic impact on our communities. Check out these studies done by Oklahomans for the Arts exemplifying the economic impact of the arts: Statewide Survey Greater OKC Survey For […]

Virtual Arts Experiences

Arts Council OKC: Art Moves is an initiative that provides free arts events in downtown OKC each workday from Noon-1:00. Currently, Art Moves is live streamed on the Arts Council OKC Facebook page. All Access Arts provides quality programming content online using a 3-tiered plan including updated curriculum, online instructional video and discussion and a variety of supplemental materials and information to help continue learning beyond the initial video lesson. Check out Arts in School online, Creative Aging online and […]

Arts and Cultural Resources

Here are some of the available resources for you and the people you serve: Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Nonprofits Americans for the Arts: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCE AND RESPONSE CENTER National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: Coronavirus Resources COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources Alliance of Artist Communities: COVID-19 Preparedness for Residencies, Resources and Approaches Alternate Roots: COVID-19 Resource Page American Alliance of Museums: Information for the Museum Field on the COVID-19/Coronavirus American Association of Community Theatre: COVID-19 Response […]

Virtual Employee Giving

We know there is quite a bit of uncertainty right now; however, our arts and cultural organizations need community support more than ever. Allied Arts is invested in the long-term sustainability of arts organizations, and we are grateful to our community partners equally dedicated to their preservation.  One of the most important Allied Arts partnerships is the network of local companies that host an employee giving campaign, allowing Allied Arts to inform their employees about the impact of the arts […]

Allied Arts COVID-19 Response:

We want to keep you updated on the ways in which Allied Arts is addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our fundraising as well as on our member agencies and grantees. Allied Arts continues to mobilize vital funding for, and to advocate on behalf of, central Oklahoma’s cultural community. We are compiling resources, coordinating learning and sharing sessions via teleconference, and bringing together civic, philanthropic and corporate leaders in the community to help us all navigate this unprecedented situation.  Our […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., February 5, 2020 – Under the leadership of campaign co-chairs Julie and Mark Beffort, Allied Arts kicked off its 2020 community-wide fundraising campaign to raise more than $3.4 million for central Oklahoma’s cultural community. Allied Arts board chair Steve Mason welcomed more than 350 donors, sponsors, volunteers and government leaders attending the Campaign Kickoff event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton last night. The event featured inspiring performances by a variety of nonprofit organizations […]

Allied Arts 2019 Campaign Raises More Than $3.4 Million for Local Arts Community

OAllied Arts is pleased to announce a total of $3,426,873 was raised for central Oklahoma’s arts community through its fundraising efforts in the 2019 fiscal year. These funds are distributed to more than 40 local nonprofit arts organizations annually, providing the resources they need to remain dynamic, reach underserved populations, and offer quality and affordable programming to the public. The Allied Arts 2019 fundraising campaign was chaired by John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma, and Doug Stussi, Love’s Travel Stops, with […]

Enter our Love Letter Contest for a Chance to Win TWO Free Kristin Chenoweth Tickets!

Interested in winning a pair of FREE tickets to Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Oklahoma (benefitting Allied Arts) on May 14th at the Civic Center? Submit the most beautiful, cute, or happy love letter you have ever written or received from a significant other, family member, or friend to by February 16th at 11:59pm for a chance to win!

2019 Campaign Kickoff Event Highlights

On Wednesday, February 6, Allied Arts launched their 2019 campaign with the goal of raising more than $3.3 million under the leadership of campaign co-chairs Doug Stussi and John Higginbotham. Allied Arts President/CEO Deborah McAuliffe Senner welcomed more than 350 donors, volunteers, and sponsors attending the annual campaign kickoff event that took place at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Allied Arts has already raised almost $1.2 million towards their $3.3 million goal. The event featured performances from El […]