About Allied Arts
Similar in structure to the United Way, Allied Arts provides vital resources to leading arts organizations in central Oklahoma. Allied Arts raises awareness of the arts, promotes arts education and mobilizes support for arts and cultural organizations. A single donation to Allied Arts impacts Central Oklahoma’s cultural community, ensuring a variety of arts organizations have the tools and resources to enhance quality of life.
Allied Arts conducts a fundraising campaign every year to engage the public in raising funds for the arts. Leading arts organizations receive campaign funds, enabling them to remain strong, vibrant organizations. Funding from Allied Arts supports a broad range of agency activities, including offsetting operating expenses, underwriting exhibit and production costs and launching programs that bring the arts to under-served communities.
Through the Allied Arts Educational Outreach Program, member agencies receive grants to expand the scope and reach of their youth arts programming. Projects focus on introducing under-served children to the arts and building a life-long appreciation for the arts. Allied Arts has funded scholarships for low-income children to attend art camps, free admission and busing for rural schools to tour museums and arts after-school programs.
LOCAL ARTS IMPACT
The arts have a major impact – from enhancing economic development efforts to changing individual lives.
• In Oklahoma, the arts generate $314.8 million annually – meaning more local jobs, more tourists staying in local hotels and eating at local restaurants, and more local economies benefiting from the economic impact of the arts.
• Allied Arts agencies touch the lives of more than 1 million people every year, including 545,000 children.
• Children participating in a theatre arts after-school program had higher school attendance and received better grades, resulting in admittance to a prestigious local high school.
ALLIED ARTS MISSION:
Enriching Our Communities Through Advancement of the Arts
ALLIED ARTS MEMBER AGENCIES
AMBASSADORS’ CONCERT CHOIR
ARTS COUNCIL OKLAHOMA CITY
CARPENTER SQUARE THEATRE
FIREHOUSE ART CENTER
INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS OF OKLAHOMA (IAO)
LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA
MABEE-GERRER MUSEUM OF ART
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF DANCE
NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
OK CITY CHORUS
OKLAHOMA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET
OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART
OKLAHOMA CITY PHILHARMONIC
OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
OKLAHOMA VISUAL ARTS COALITION (OVAC)
OKLAHOMA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS (OYO)
OPRY HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF OKLAHOMA
PRAIRIE DANCE THEATRE
RED EARTH, INC.
SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA
THE SOONER THEATRE
To learn more, please visit www.alliedartsokc.com or call 405-278-8944.
1015 N. Broadway, Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73102