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OKG Newsletter


Topic: funding

Darts at arts

Grant requests to Oklahoma Arts Council are on the rise, but the agency faces having nearly 7 percent fewer dollars to give in 2014.


News

Molly Evans
The Oklahoma Arts Council is expected to face nearly a 7-percent reduction in federal funding in fiscal year 2014, escalating the agency’s two-year losses to almost $100,000.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reel jobs

Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.


News

Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Do it yourself

OKC residents turn to crowd-sourcing their artistic and entrepreneurial visions.


Features

Molly Evans
Self-starters, DIY-ers and crowd-sourcers around the world use websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo to see whether their particular project sinks or swims in the vast sea of online indie-enthusiasts.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bright future

Bethany Improvement Foundation members hope a billboard museum would spur tourism.


News

Dawn Watson
At one time, billboards told stories. Now, a group in Bethany is working to capture those stories, along with the nostalgia of Route 66, and share them through a billboard museum.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Federal grant helps fund disease research


News

Tim Farley
A $20 million federal grant will help state medical professionals combine clinical data with ongoing scientific research in hopes of discovering new treatments for a multitude of diseases.
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dotted line

The drive to put storm shelters into schools is quickly turning into a political fight, say some organizers.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin doesn’t intend to sign a petition that would allow voters to decide if they want to spend $500 million to build storm shelters in every public school.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

POP goes the funding?


CFN

Gazette staff
You gotta hand it to state Republicans; they’re nothing if not consistent. 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Another convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding the MAPS 3 convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million.


News

Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Art funding cuts proposed

One of hundreds of bills readied for state Legislature, HB 2850 lays out plans to defund the Oklahoma Arts Council by 2018.


News

Devon Green
Experts warn that funding for the arts in Oklahoma may soon hit a crisis point if proposed cuts are approved.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 
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