Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council honored by OKCNP

See original May 18,2017 post from The Altus Times

The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council brings the world of artistic expression to people of all ages in Southwest Oklahoma through the Festival of Trees during the Christmas season to the Chautauqua Living History tent performances held every three years in Altus and with painting workshops, classical music performances and cultural programs.

Recently, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits or ONE nominated and selected Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council for The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Chahta Foundation and Cherokee Nation Award for Arts and Humanities, competing against the Enid Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City.

Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council is funded through grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council in the amount of $14,200 for programs including Arts Renaissance, the Giddy-Up Gala, Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Spring Fling Concert.

Established in 1981, ONE works to strengthen Oklahoma’s nonprofit organizations through training, consulting, advocacy, memberships, networking and awards while offering the Standards for Excellence clinic series offering an ethics and accountability model tailored to Oklahoma nonprofits.

“Every year, we are astounded at the quality and the vitality of the nonprofits honored at the ONE Awards, Howard Barnett said. “This year was no exception.”

Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council received $7,500 which can be used toward future projects.

Shortgrass Arts and Humanities works to provide fine arts activities and programs in applied arts and the humanities promoting arts education, encouraging the growth and development of local artists, building a community audience and showcasing Oklahoma’s performing artists.

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