Teaching Artists, Arts Educators Can Learn How to Reach New Audiences during May 30 Workshop

Teaching Artists, Arts Educators Can Learn How to Reach New Audiences during May 30 Workshop

The Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to present a unique day of training for Oklahoma teaching artists and arts educators interested in reaching new audiences and expanding their services.
On May 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Arts Council Arts Education Director Jennifer Barron and Arts Learning in Communities Director Chandra Boyd will lead a half-day workshop that will include interactive learning sessions focused on the topics of Arts and Aging and Working in Alternative Education Settings. A special afternoon session covering the Oklahoma Arts Council’s online grantsystem will be geared toward Alternative Education school faculty.
Workshop Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Arts and Aging
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session – Working in Alternative Education Settings
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session – Review of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Online Grant System (geared toward Alternative Education school faculty)
There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. The Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center is located at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. in Oklahoma City.
Advance registration is required. Reserve your space by contacting Jennifer Barron at jennifer.barron@arts.ok.gov or (405) 521-2036.

National Creativity Network Webinar Series

The Extraordinary Importance of Ordinary Creativity

National Creativity Network Webinar Series

June 20, 2013
Noon-1 EST

Join Dr. James Catterall for a fascinating exploration of how our attention to Leonardo da Vinci, the iPod, and the Swiffer blinds us to the needs and opportunities for children’s learning.  Learn from a leader in the creativity education field how we can promote creativity across the curriculum, including the development of creativity in theatre arts, graphic design, youth leadership and science.

To registare for the meeting click here 

 The National Creativity Network was created to enhance the flow of ideas, information, and practices within and between key centers of creativity in Education, Commerce, and Culture and across disciplines.  The NCN Webinar Series is an important tool to help leaders gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful ways of working as well as other resources their ventures may require.


Dr. James S. Catterall

 Dr. James S. Catterall is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Faculty at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Dr. Catterall is also the Principal Investigator at the Centers for Research on Creativity, (CRoC), based in Los Angeles and London, UK. (www.croc-lab.org).  Professor Catterall’s research focuses on measurement of children’s cognitive and sociocultural development and motivation in the context of learning in the arts. He is the author of the 2009 book,Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art, a 12-year longitudinal study of the effects of learning in the arts on the achievements and values of young adults. Dr. Catterall and colleagues Prof. Susan Dumais and Prof. Gillian Hampden-Thompson, publishedThe Arts and Achievement in At-risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies, released in 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Survival Kit Workshops

From OVAC website
Artist Survival Kit Workshops

The Artist Survival Kit (ASK) is an ongoing series of events that promotes professionalism and is structured as a helpful forum for Oklahoma artists. Open to all Oklahoma artists, ASK activities provide artists with the necessary information to succeed in their careers and build a sense of community among diverse artists from across the state.

Register for any workshops by using the registration links below. Or, you can call OVAC at 405-879-2400 or send us an email.

Scholarships are available. Email us for details.

Upcoming Artist Survival Kit Workshops:

Application Deadline: June 14, 2013
Program Dates: October 1-November 19, 2013

Artist INC Live Oklahoma City is a cutting edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 participants, artists of all disciplines gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Learn about the program facilitators on our blog.

In collaboration with the Oklahoma Arts CouncilArtist INC, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition,Norman Arts CouncilOklahoma Contemporary Arts CenterOklahoma Film & Music Office and the City of Oklahoma City Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Mid-America Arts Alliance is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Oklahoma City.

Artist INC, is presented in Oklahoma with Mid-America Arts Alliance sponsored in part by Sonic, Ad Adstra Foundation and Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma.

Click for full details and application guidelines.