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. It has become the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts for a month-long celebration with goals of:
Creating a national, state and local focus on the arts and humanities through the media
- Encouraging participation of individuals, arts, humanities and other organizations nationwide
- Providing an opportunity for federal, state and local business, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts and humanities
- Establishing a highly visible vehicle for raising public awareness about the arts and humanities
Allied Arts OKC, deadCenter Film, Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma Contemporary, Rodeo Opry, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Arts Council Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma Humanities joined the City of Oklahoma City – Government Council Meeting to represent the organizations that enrich our communities through advancement of the arts.
Let us know how you’re participating by tagging #ShowYourArt2018!