The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is a component of the administration of the Planning Department.
The office works with the
Arts Commission, oversees the coordination of the 1% for Arts ordinance, guides stewardship of the public art collection, and facilitates cultural planning and implementation and the relationships between artists, cultural organizations, and other groups.
Oklahoma City leaders know that arts and cultural investments make cities great places to live, to travel and study, and more attractive for economic development. Their wisdom has been supported by recent national studies that have found that cities with these types of community and economic benefits instill a sense of pride and loyalty in residents often resulting in faster growing economies.
City Hall Artist in Residence
2019 Artist in Residence, Erica Bonavida
Plans and Studies
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More progress shown by Denise Duong on her mural in West Village in Downtown OKC. #ojcarts #okcartsandculture #ojcmurals #okcpublicart
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Placemaking through Storytelling: History and Stories - Oklahoma City
March 2, 201910:00 AM
BlackSpace Oklahoma in collaboration with the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, will introduce their organization and initiatives with the lecture series: Placemaking Through Storytelling. Throughout the month of March in the Auditorium at the Historic Page Woodson, this OH-sponsored lecture series will explore community assets, values, identities, and ideas, within Black neighborhood spaces.
Saturday, March 2, 2019: 10:00 AM
History Lecture with Anita Arnold & Dr. George Henderson
The Auditorium at The Douglass
600 N. High Ave.
This lecture is the first program of a series of events that will culminate in an online Community Experience Guide. The lecture will include the history of the Page Woodson community, the importance of several community figures and how African Americans used the physical space of their neighborhood. Ms. Arnold and Dr. Henderson will cover information about the African American experience in the built environment and more specifically NE Oklahoma City's large African American population.
Placemaking through Storytelling series schedule:
Saturday, March 2nd | 10:00A - 12:30P
Saturday, March 9th | 10:00A - 12:30P
Saturday, March 16th | 9:00A - 4:00P (community storytelling sessions)
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INVEST IN CREATIVITY?
"We know creativity is investable. Arts and culture in the United States represent $730 billion, or 4.2 percent, of US gross domestic product, according to the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. Since this measure focuses on arts and culture, and does not fully reflect the culinary arts, fashion, digital media, design, and crafts, it represents a conservative assessment of the creative economy as a whole. The arts and culture sector is also one of the country’s most important exports, generating an international trade surplus of $26 billion between 1998 and 2014.
We also know that creativity has impact. In the “Community Development Investment Review (2014),” the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco documented how creative activity in low-income communities can strengthen economic development, encourage civic engagement, build resiliency, and contribute to quality of life. Since 1995, the Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) at the University of Pennsylvania has further documented how the presence of cultural resources in low-income neighborhoods is “significantly” linked to better health, schooling, and security. "
To learn more, here's a link to the Stanford Social Innovation Review on Capital for Creativity:
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Oklahoma City Artist in Residence Erica Bonavida explores City Hall today and meets key leaders. Her residency begins in March 2019. #okcarts #okcpublicart #okcartsandculture