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Allied Arts Enriches Lives in the Community

Allied Arts was originally formed in 1971 as a way for the community to support and engage with central Oklahoma’s cultural groups. Today, their mission remains the same: to Enrich Lives Through Advancement of the Arts. Donating to Allied Arts helps ensure that a variety of local arts organizations have the tools and resources they need to persevere and offer quality programming to the public.

The vision of Allied Arts resides in being the driving force for the arts in Oklahoma’s dynamic growth. As a team, they work daily to carry this out. 

Allied Arts does more than raise money for the arts. They promote arts education, advocate on organization’s behalf and raise awareness of the impact of the arts in their schools, communities and state. They also provide fundraising, technical and organizational management support to help keep their member agencies in strong financial and operating standing. 

As a vital umbrella organization tied to countless local nonprofit arts organizations, this has certainly been a challenging time for Allied Arts during this unprecedented chapter. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on central Oklahoma’s cultural community, Allied Arts has launched an Emergency Relief Fund to help arts nonprofits navigate through this uncertain time. 

Arts nonprofits in particular have been adversely affected by COVID-19 as restrictions are in place limiting social gatherings. As such, their fundraising events have been cancelled; exhibits and artist talks have closed; and performances have been postponed indefinitely. The immediate relief grants received through the Allied Arts Emergency Relief Fund will enable central Oklahoma’s arts organizations to help retain core functions and staff, make up for financial losses and cover unexpected expenses.

With elevated support from the community, their arts groups can come out of this situation stronger and equipped to deliver outreach that educates, inspires and brings joy! For more information or to donate, visit https://alliedartsokc.com/covid19/.

Since their founding over four decades ago, Allied Arts has mobilized more than $67 million on behalf of arts organizations and been a sustainable pillar in the arts community. With Allied Arts, art matters to all.

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