Some well-known individuals will talk about how to cultivate and strengthen the arts and cultural industry in Oklahoma. You’ll hear presentations from Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach and Tom Barnett, who helped transform Paducah, Kentucky through a five-year plan to develop the arts. (Did you know Paducah has an artist relocation program that includes moving and start-up assistance?) Also, Oklahoma leaders like Mayor Dewey Bartlett, Ken Busby, Kym Koch Thompson and the Oklahoma Arts Council staff.
Information is Power
There will be discussions on what nonprofits can and can’t do in terms of advocacy and lobbying; how to keep your “idea generator” on when it comes to marketing and the potential for deep and debilitating cuts to public funding for the arts.
|Brady Arts District, Tulsa|
If you rarely (or never) get to Tulsa, it’s an opportunity to see autumn unfold in this amazing city, all against the backdrop of the arts. There are terrific tours scheduled including the Hardesty Arts Center in the amazing Brady Arts District and the world-renowned Philbrook Museum of Art.
You also won’t want to miss Café Kzany, an open forum for live performance at Tulsa’s Living ArtSpace.
Priceless Networking Opportunities
The most important benefit of the Oklahoma Arts Conference is networking. The most interesting and informative conversations about the arts in the state will take place between speakers and workshops and during meals and tours. This is a significant opportunity to meet arts leaders across the state and share ideas and experience. Becoming part of this network is critical for anyone who envisions a future for themselves as an arts leader in Oklahoma.
Cost to attend is only $50. The last day to register is Friday, October 14. Register now.