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About Us

Organizational Background

Date of Incorporation: 1991

Mission: This body shall be a nonprofit cultural and educational agency to support, encourage, coordinate, and promote high-quality activities and programs in the arts and humanities for the Chickasha area community..

Organization overview: The Council was incorporated in 1991 as the WashitaValley Arts Council until its reorganization in 2000 as the Chickasha Area Arts Council.

The council was revitalized as a direct response of community strategic planning through the Oklahoma Community Institute in 2002 with the responsibility of providing a focus to area arts activities. Specific initiatives addressed identified community weaknesses in the following areas:

  • Community Pride (stemming from oil busts from the 20's and 80's)
  • Arts Access to Classes and Workshops (due to rural nature of community.) Activities resulting from board directives is and has addressed these issues with the following activities:
  • Public Art collaborations with local city government
  • A cultural/history tour of the local cemetery featuring actors portraying community citizens
  • Annual arts festival for families in the local park
  • Annual workshops based on community input (including Ballroom Dancing, Poetry, Creative Writing, Theatrical Improvisation, and Music Therapy)
  • Enhancement and support of a children's multi-disciplinary arts camp called ArtScope. FY2007/08, CAAC significantly reduced activities to enable community strategic planning

 

Chickasha Area Arts Council is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation,
tax exempt under United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3).

Our Federal ID Number is 73-1385017.

© 2016 Chickasha Area Arts Council, Inc.
All rights reserved
P.O. Box 505
Chickasha, OK 73023-0505
info@chickashaarts.org