Arts Education for all Oklahomans

Statement of Belief

We, the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education, believe that the study of the arts is essential to the basic education of all students.

Learning in the arts encourages the development of cognitive and creative abilities that help students achieve academically and promotes the development of skills necessary for a lifetime of learning including: self-discipline, creative problem solving, collaboration, teamwork, and critical thinking.

An education in the arts promotes the development of individuals to be motivated, discerning, knowledgeable, and involved members of their communities.

Board Meeting Dates, Times, and Location

(All meetings are held at Prairie Arts Center in Stillwater, OK.) 

  • August 13, 10:00 a.m. Annual Planning Retreat

  • 2022-23 Meeting Schedule TBA

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Excellence Through the Arts

Mission Statement: 

The mission of the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education is to promote the values of the Arts through education and recognition of individuals and organizations.


Goals:

-Collaboration-

OAAE develops and supports creative and productive partnerships with schools and cultural institutions.

-Position the Arts-

OAAE diligently works with the state leadership to provide strategic input as policy is developed for the citizens of our state.

-Provide Professional Development- 

OAAE actively plans quality professional development for school districts in urban and rural settings across the state.

-Provide Leadership for Public Education and Awareness- 

OAAE, often partners with the Media to help develop public programs, highlighting the importance of life long learning in the Arts.


-Lend Support and Research Material - 

OAAE supports educators and arts organizations in disseminating current research that places the Fine Arts at the core of education.