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Mayor Holt Proclaims October National Arts & Humanities Month!

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

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

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

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 […]

February is Allied Arts Month!

Join us in celebrating the arts and cultural community across central Oklahoma. Funding from our annual fundraising campaign for the arts results in a statewide impact reaching more than 1,000,000 people each year through 40 powerful arts and cultural organizations. Through Allied Arts, your investment supports arts education as well as community outreach and quality programming for all. This means access to the arts for the elderly, veterans, the sick and hospitalized, and other underserved groups. We invite you to show […]

2018 Campaign Kickoff Event Photos

On Thursday, January 18, we launched our 2018 campaign for the arts with a fun event at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The night featured inspiring performances by a variety of nonprofit organizations supported by Allied Arts through allocations and grants. Check out the video below and find more photos on Facebook. To contribute, please click here or call 278-8944. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted any time.

Plan Your Small Business Saturday with the OKCityCard

Are you looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? Find a unique gift for your loved one and support the arts and Small Business Saturday with the OKCityCard this Saturday, November 25th! Head off the beaten path to enjoy this walkable path through OKC’s historic Automobile Alley and take advantage of discounts offered on your OKCityCard! Step One. Belle Kitchen- Deep Deuce Start your day off right with a free latte with the purchase of half a dozen doughnuts […]

The Arts Mean Business

Studies show the impact of the arts mean big business for Oklahoma! The video highlighting key data points from the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 economic impact study for the state of Oklahoma is now available online. Check it out here.

#BecauseOfArtsEd

This week we visited several of our member agencies and grantees to hear from them just what impact the arts have had in their life. Although National Arts in Education Week is coming to a close, we considered it a privileged to use our platform to spread awareness about the power of the arts in schools. Our friends at deadCenter, Canterbury Voices and Current Studio, to name a few, raved about using the arts to engage otherwise underserved students. Studies show, bringing arts into […]

Solar Eclipse at the Science Museum

This week’s total solar eclipse was the talk of the town country! Our team watched the eclipse at an event hosted by Science Museum Oklahoma, one of our 26 member agencies. The museum provided hands-on activities outdoors and eclipse-themed shows inside in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium. Hundreds gathered to watch in awe through creative viewing utensils and telescopes provided by the museum. Astronomy experts were also on-site to answer questions about what was happening, why we saw so many crescents, and how to safely view the eclipse. Even though we weren’t in the […]