OKLAHOMA CITY – The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation has awarded deadCenter Film a $15,000 grant, to be used to bring the film company’s Statewide Education Tour to rural classrooms around the state.
The Statewide Education Tour began in 2012 and has reached more than 24,000 students.
The tour targets rural and underserved communities to inspire students who may not have access to arts programming.
The deadCenter organization offers a free, easy-to-incorporate arts experience that inspires creativity and encourages students to consider Oklahoma’s rapidly growing film industry as a realistic career pathway to invest their time and talents.
“We are thrilled to receive the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation grant. The dedicated funding will help deadCenter bring the best of the state’s largest film festival to rural Oklahoma and encourage students to explore the vast opportunities of the film industry,” said deadCenter Executive Director Cacky Poarch.
Students will be invited to enter deadCenter’s 3 Minute Short Film Competition, developed exclusively for Statewide Education Tour participants, with winners to be honored at the 24th Annual deadCenter Film Festival in June 2024.