We need to communicate early and frequently with our legislators about the importance of art in Oklahoma. Art and artists are an important economic force in our state, not to mention we add to the quality of life around the state. If we don't spread the word, who will?
The Oklahoma Arts Council funds arts projects statewide through matching grants that encourage community arts projects. OVAC receive important program funding that helps all our services for artists and the public. The Oklahoma Arts Council shows the importance of public funding for the arts-- spurring other investments in our cultural lives! See their talking points on advocacy for ideas how to explain the arts to your elected officials.