Originally scheduled for February 3, the Allied Arts 2022 Campaign Kickoff event has been postponed to March 2 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. This was a challenging decision made as concerns about the COVID-19 Omicron variant grew, and local public health officials urged people not to attend large, public events. Event guests and invitees have received Kickoff updates via email. We understand that this may affect guest availability for the event. Updated RSVPs will be accepted through February 18. […]
In response to a survey demonstrating a $33.1 million negative impact on central Oklahoma arts organizations due to COVID-19, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund has announced a $1 million commitment to Allied Arts over a three-year period to assist in nonprofit arts recovery and forward momentum.
“As we emerge out of a pandemic year, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund is committed to helping restore the educational, visual, and performing arts that are vital to a thriving society and economy,” said Christian Keesee, President, Kirkpatrick Family Fund. “Oklahoma arts organizations have endured an astounding blow: millions of dollars in lost revenue and hundreds of jobs eliminated, setting our once thriving organizations back to statistics they haven’t seen in over a decade in some cases. Our hope for this gift is that Oklahomans are encouraged to also consider increasing their support to help propel the trajectory of arts and culture in Oklahoma for future generations to enjoy.”For more information on the gift, click here.