Last week we sent two notices about potential funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. Due to your encouraging response we've put together the Oklahoma Arts Information Center to keep you updated on issues affecting you and those you serve. Below are excerpts from current posts:

Oklahoma Arts Council news...

Governor Fallin has proposed a five percent cut to the Oklahoma Arts Council more.

National Endowment for the Arts news...
Congress has proposed cutting the National Endowment for the Arts' budget by almost 26 percent. The Senate will soon consider their version of the NEA's more.

Oklahoma Art in Public Places news...
Legislation recently approved by a committee in the State Legislature would discontinue or end this more.

Helpful Resources
How Does Public Funding for the Arts Impact Oklahoma? A one-page brochure highlighting the impact of our grants and services on Oklahoma communities and education. Be sure to include examples of how your community benefits when emailing, writing or talking to your elected representatives.

The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations in Oklahoma Report. This study, released in 2010, shows the nonprofit arts and culture industry has a $314.9 million impact in our state.