October 22, 2012

Learn About Advocacy at the Oklahoma Arts Conference


From left to right: Suzanne Tate, Founding Member of Oklahomans for the Arts; Tyler Bridges, Superintendent, Pleasant Grove Public Schools (Shawnee); Robbie Kienzel, Arts and Cultural Affairs Liaison, City of Oklahoma City and Jerrod Shouse, Registered Lobbyist and Principal of Shouse and Associates, will serve on a panel about advocacy and the arts at the Oklahoma Arts Conference, 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 24.

Tate and Shouse will provide insight into grassroots advocacy and working with elected officials at the state and federal level while Kienzel and Bridges were address local governments and the arts and arts education, respectively.

The panel will be divided into three 20-minute segments, allowing plenty of time for audience interaction and Q and A. In addition, Oklahomans for the Arts will sponsor a mini-giveaway of five T-shirts during the panel. Also, the first few dozen folks through the door will receive a small goody related to advocacy.