2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: November 2015

Posted on November 13th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

A look at everything happening at the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk on November 12, 2015 in Downtown, Norman!

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2016 Arts Education Scholarships

Posted on November 6th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

In 2012, the Norman Arts Council introduced the Robert Kidd III Arts Programs Scholarship Fund to provide support for students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade who are residents of Norman to attend arts education programs with an established arts organization or educator. Awards are given for fall, spring and summer class sessions and can be used for private lessons, classes with an art organization or business (in Norman or elsewhere) or any other art education opportunity.

Scholarship Program Mission:  The Norman Arts Council Arts Education Scholarships are intended to provide Norman children with the opportunity to attend arts programming that is offered outside of schools.

Applications for Spring 2016 are available now!
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Apply Online Here

Note: Please read application guidelines thoroughly to ensure timely completion of all requirements!

ELIGIBILITY:  The Norman Arts Council invites students in grades K-8 who live in Norman, Oklahoma to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of an arts education experience provided by an established arts organization or educator.

APPLICATIONS: Only Applications submitted through the on-line process will be considered for funding.

SELECTION CRITERIA:  The NAC is seeking applications for scholarships from students who:

express a strong desire to enhance their arts … Read More »

Norman Arts Council Aims to Inspire Conversation, Progress with Diversity In Arts Forum

Posted on November 4th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Norman Arts Council is committed to enriching the Norman community by stimulating artistic, cultural and economic growth through the support and promotion of the arts. As a leader of the arts in Norman, they are also committed to fostering an inclusive arts community that encourages participation and engagement from any and all that would like to take part.

With that aim in mind, the Norman Arts Council is presenting A Forum for Diversity in the Arts, a free event held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 12 at the new SCRATCH Annex located at 428 E. Main, Norman.

“We have made great strides in fostering and providing high quality programming, and we now realize it is time to expand our efforts to encourage inclusion from a wider spectrum of our society, for the benefit of all” said Nicole Poole, a Norman Arts Council board member and organizer of the forum. “Norman is a unique city, and we pride ourselves on our civic innovation, passionate community and access to extraordinary minds. It is also home to an incredibly diverse society, rich with creative energy that we have yet to discover.”

The discussion will be led by moderator Nathan Lee, a successful … Read More »

Oklahoma Arts Council Certifies the Historical Downtown Arts District of Norman as a Cultural District

Posted on November 3rd, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Historic Downtown Arts District of Norman, Oklahoma is now a certified Cultural District with the State of Oklahoma, as was announced at Oklahoma Arts Council’s Oklahoma Arts Conference that took place October 21-22 in Tulsa.

Through programs like 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, Norman Music Festival and Downtown Norman Fall Fest, along with galleries, concert venues, the historic Sooner Theatre and on going work of art-centric shops and studios, the arts have revitalized the Downtown Norman area over the past decade.

2nd Friday spurs a boom in foot traffic and visitors on a consistent, year-round basis, attracting upwards of 3,000 people to Downtown Norman each month, while Norman Music Festival attracted 80,000 over three days last April.

“The City of Norman is known as The City of Festivals, but the past 7 years have seen Downtown Norman grow into an arts, retail and community hub,” said Erinn Gavaghan, executive director of Norman Arts Council.

A cultural district is a mixed-use area of a community in which a high concentration of arts and cultural facilities or activities serves as the anchor of attraction. Cultural districts can be found in communities of all sizes — rural and urban. Ideally, a district reflects its community’s uniquely … Read More »