The Oklahoma City Arts Commission was created to advise the City Council on artistic, cultural and aesthetic matters to ensure the City will be attractive and culturally rich.
The Commission is comprised of 15 members, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Six members serve at large. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City and the Allied Arts Foundation are each represented by one member. Three members are professional artists, performers and/or architects. Four members represent other arts and cultural organizations.
The Commission meets on the third Monday of every month at 4 p.m. When checking the meeting calendar, if the meeting is listed as CANCELLED, please further review the calendar in the event a SPECIAL MEETING is scheduled instead.
Chair Liz Eickman
Director of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Vice Chairman John Seward
Secretary Paul Sweeney
Visual Art Instructor, Classen School of Advanced Studies
CEO, Academy of Contemporary Music at University of Central Oklahoma
Assistant Curator of Education, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Teresa "Terri" Cooper
Retired, Legal Counsel
Executive Director of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Founder of Gary Good Entertainment and Speakers Bureau
Founding Partner of STUDIOARCHITECTURE
Chief of Staff to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett
National Acquisition Manager, EPA
Owner, James Loftis Architects
Account Director, Bumbershoot PR
Community Development Director, Alliance of Economic Development (OKC)