Eufaula Area Arts Council is pleased to announce it has received a $9,000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation.
“This grant will be used to fund a Planned Arts Fund which will enable Eufaula Area Arts to enhance the quality of life for rural citizens and communities in and near the Eufaula area,” said Arts Council Executive Director Glenna McBride.
The Planned Arts Fund will advance learning through the Eufaula Performing and Arts Club by funding attendance to national performances in Tulsa and area school plays.
“It will also enhance Eufaula Summer Arts 2023 by funding Teaching Artists and food and drinks. It is expected the impact of the Planned Art Fund will increase future needs and awareness for higher quality theater productions and arts projects in this area,” McBride said.
The mission of Eufaula Area Arts is to weave the arts into the community for growth and enjoyment. “We are overjoyed to receive this grant,” said McBride, Founding Director.
“Eufaula Summer Art 2023 in June 5-9 will be the best summer arts program we can offer working alongside professional Teaching Artists in printmaking, fiber arts, painting and drawing, music, African drumming, graphic cartooning, storytelling and dancing. Enroll now at www.eufaulaareaarts. org or go by the Eufaula Chamber of Commerce at North Main and pick up an application.”
The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation was established in 1995 by Carolyn Watson, the late CEO and chairman of Shamrock Bank, N.A.
Since then, the foundation has distributed $3 million to support schools, charitable organizations and local government entities in their efforts to enhance the quality of life in rural Oklahoma communities. The foundation’s grant programs are administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. For more information, visit www. occf.org/.
Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors throughout the state to create charitable funds that will benefit communities both now and in the future. For more information, visit www. occf.org.