Annual Fund Drive
Each year, Allied Arts conducts a fundraising campaign to engage the community in raising vital funds for the arts. Since 1971, Allied Arts has raised nearly $45 million to support the arts in Central Oklahoma.
Allied Arts’ member agencies receive campaign funds, enabling them to remain strong, vibrant organizations. In many cases, Allied Arts’ funds help arts organizations offer free or low-cost performances and events so more people can experience the arts.
Below are just a few programs made possible by Allied Arts:
- Allied Arts funding enabled Science Museum Oklahoma to introduce its widely popular “Science Live” performances. The program integrates science and theatrical art to teach chemistry to kids in a unique, non-intimidating way.
- Support from Allied Arts helped Oklahoma Children’s Theatre launch a much needed arts after school program at Putnam Heights and Gatewood Elementary - underserved public schools - providing a safe place to explore and learn in the afterschool hours.
- Allied Arts funding supports Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Yellow Bus Brigade which offers free busing and admission to schools from across the state to tour the museum's collections.
- Canterbury Choral Society launched an afterschool program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club - providing students the opportunity to participate in choral music not offered in their schools.
- With Allied Arts funding, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic continued its free programming including the Patriotic Pops concert during the 4th of July holiday weekend.