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Announcements

March 27, 2020

This page will be continuously updated as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and make programmatic decisions leading up to OSAI 2020.

 

Dear OSAI 2020 Students, Family, Faculty and Staff,

We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. We understand you are eagerly awaiting news about whether we will be able to hold the 2020 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. With OSAI still more than ten weeks away, we are going to continue to monitor the situation...

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Announcements

February 21, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that the Oklahoma Arts Institute will receive an Art Works grant in fiscal year 2020. This $40,000 grant will provide direct support for the 2020 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain.

Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. OAI is one of only four organizations in...

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Announcements

February 21, 2020

Last month, we were thrilled to welcome Becky Holladay (Photography 93) as our new Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator and Caleb Mitchum (Flute 09, 10) as our new Development Specialist. Becky and Caleb bring the number of OSAI alumni employees to five out of eight full-time staff members, tipping the balance in favor of alums for the first time in the history of OAI!

Caleb, who is originally from Minco, has been part of the OAI family for some time, serving as an orchestra...

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Announcements

February 21, 2020

Each year, we hire 29 special individuals to work as counselors to our students at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. Counselors play a crucial role in nurturing OSAI students through their two weeks at Quartz Mountain and, together with faculty and staff, help create a supportive environment charged with artistic energy to encourage artistic exploration, community and personal growth among all students.

In addition to accounting for the whereabouts and safety of their assigned students, counselors conduct nightly housing meetings...

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Announcements

June 01, 2017

There is a bridge out between Burns Flat and Sentinel on SH-44. If you are traveling to Quartz Mountain using I-40 West, this may affect your route. We recommend you take US-183 (exit 66 on I-40 W), rather than SH-44 (exit 53 on I-40 W). See full directions here.

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Announcements

March 07, 2017

Auditions for the 2017 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute have concluded! All applicants, whether accepted, not accepted, or accepted as an alternate, will be notified by email by April. Audition registration for the 2018 Institute will begin in December.

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