Public funding for the arts is under attack, and Norman greatly benefits from the investments made in federal, state and local levels. Any of those funds being eliminated or cut can dramatically affect the beloved events, programs and organizations that support artists, art education and community flavor in Norman. And it’s a big economic boon, too (to the tune of nearly $50 million dollars!). Here’s a look at how public arts funding affects the arts in Norman. If you want to learn even more about public funding for the arts and arts advocacy, visit the Oklahomans For The Arts website.