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Give

Please help support Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s mission to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.

Oklahoma Contemporary presents a wide array of visual art exhibitions and hands-on art classes for children, teens and adults. Most importantly, all of Oklahoma Contemporary’s exhibitions, lectures and family activities are free and open to the public.

Capital Campaign

Oklahoma Contemporary is raising $26 million to build a new arts education, exhibition and performance center on a 4.6-acre site at NW 11th and Broadway.

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Become a Member

Oklahoma Contemporary enriches the lives of thousands of people each year — from budding artists to seasoned creators — many of whom might not otherwise receive exposure to the arts. We fuel creativity through children’s camps, adult classes, free art exhibitions and educational programs for all ages.

When you become a member of Oklahoma Contemporary, you will strengthen our efforts in a direct and meaningful way. As a member, you will have the inside track to everything Oklahoma Contemporary and receive exclusive member privileges. This may include early enrollment and/or discounts on classes and summer camps, invitations to members-only events, a complimentary OKCityCard, and more. Learn about all membership level benefits here.

Also keep in mind: 

  • Your gift can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone.
  • If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to Oklahoma Contemporary can be generously increased and will do even more to support our mission. (For your reference, Oklahoma Contemporary's tax identification number is 73-1334271.)

Education

The Education Department is a vital link between Oklahoma Contemporary and residents of all ages in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Programming for kids and families, teens, adults, community organizations, school groups, educators and visitors with disabilities is offered year-round. Your gift will provide direct support to annual program costs.

For more information about supporting Education Programs at Oklahoma Contemporary, please contact Development Director, Jennifer Thurman at (405) 951-0000 or jthurman@okcontemp.org. For information about participating in any of our Education Programs, please contact the Education Department at (405) 951-0000 or eoldfield@okcontemp.org.

Scholarship Support for Art Camps

Art has the power to inspire children in ways that no other activity can. With limited support for arts education in Oklahoma City Public Schools, programming provided by Oklahoma Contemporary creates an opportunity for students to receive high quality art instruction in a creative environment. The cost of enrolling one student in one week of camp is $170.  Please help spark a young person’s imagination by supporting Oklahoma Contemporary’s camp scholarship fund.

The Visionary Society: A Legacy of Giving

Oklahoma Contemporary’s mission is simple: accessible art for all. Through free exhibitions and low-cost (and scholarship-led) educational programming, our organization nurtures the creative spirit in all Oklahomans.

The Visionary Society offers an opportunity for you to help us do just that, across current and future generations. A planned gift is normally a gift made through your will or trust documents. Through estate planning, you can fulfill your philanthropic vision, build a tribute that will last and discover new ways to give. Your investments can give back to you and to our community.

A gift to Oklahoma Contemporary is a social investment — and the dividends are invaluable. Arts education boosts literacy, advances math achievement, motivates and engages students, teaches critical thinking and builds collaboration and communication skills. Adult classes offer friendship, support and vital artistic outlets. Exhibitions showcase a diverse body of work by unique and dynamic living artists.

Across all ages, Oklahoma Contemporary fosters a lifetime relationship with art and creativity. Please consider partnering with us.