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PROGRAMS

Norman Arts Council has established a number of programs to help bring art and culture to the Norman community, including 2nd Friday Norman Art Walks, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Cultural Connections, Arts in Education initiatives and more.

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GRANTS

Norman Arts Council expands its reach by supporting a number of community arts organizations and events like Norman Music Festival, Sooner Theatre, Jazz in June, The Depot, Resonator & more. Your organization could be eligible, too!

OPPORTUNITIES

To support individual artists, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art & Norman Public Arts Board makes a number of art opportunities available. See those and more from a variety of partners and organizations across the state and country. 

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PUBLIC ART IS SMART

Norman Arts Council’s Public Art is SmART program uses Norman’s  public art as the catalyst for dynamic educational resources  created to encourage educators of every grade level and subject area to enhance their teaching and students’ educational experiences using various, wonderful pieces of accessible works of art.

Make sure you never miss any Norman Arts event, artist opportunity or other news by joining our  email list !

Make sure you never miss any Norman Arts event, artist opportunity or other news by joining our email list!

 

Learn how to create your own handmade books with artist and bookbinder Sara Brooks! She’ll lead an Undercover Artists workshop on Tuesday, November 12. Register by Tuesday, November 5!

Between Pastures & Skies: Art from the Ranch, 2014-2019 — featuring work by artists Irmgard Geul and Skip Hill — opens at MAINSITE Contemporary Art on Friday, October 11 and runs through Saturday, November 16.

Apply to lead a 2020 Undercover Artists workshop and share insight and your talents with interested, would-be artists! Applications are due on Monday, November 4!

Unbound by Paul Cocksedge is Norman’s newest piece of public art! You can see it at Norman Public Library Central, 103 W. Acres. The library itself will open later this year.

 
Artist and bookbinder Sara Brooks leads an Undercover Artists workshop on Book Making from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art.  Learn more and register here !

Artist and bookbinder Sara Brooks leads an Undercover Artists workshop on Book Making from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art. Learn more and register here!

Apply to lead a 2020 Undercover Artists workshop on the artistic medium of your choosing!  Learn more and apply here !

Apply to lead a 2020 Undercover Artists workshop on the artistic medium of your choosing! Learn more and apply here!

Norman Arts Council announced the  roster of artists for 40 Over 40: Women Artists of Oklahoma ! The exhibit opens in February. Pictured: Michael Wilson -  Sam, Bear, Jenna

Norman Arts Council announced the roster of artists for 40 Over 40: Women Artists of Oklahoma! The exhibit opens in February.
Pictured: Michael Wilson - Sam, Bear, Jenna

Between Pastures & Skies: Art from the Ranch, 2014-2019  — featuring work by artists Irmgard Geul and Skip Hill — opens at  MAINSITE Contemporary Art  on Friday, October 11 and runs through Saturday, November 16. Read more about the exhibit and artists  here .

Between Pastures & Skies: Art from the Ranch, 2014-2019 — featuring work by artists Irmgard Geul and Skip Hill — opens at MAINSITE Contemporary Art on Friday, October 11 and runs through Saturday, November 16. Read more about the exhibit and artists here.

Unbound  by Paul Cocksedge can now be seen at the Norman Public Library Central, 103 W. Acres. The library itself will open later this year.

Unbound by Paul Cocksedge can now be seen at the Norman Public Library Central, 103 W. Acres. The library itself will open later this year.

 

Thanks to the following sponsors for their ongoing support of Norman Arts Council, its operations and programs. 

 

 

As well as the contributions and support from many more businesses, organizations, families and individuals.