The Oklahoma Arts Institute
Excellence in Arts Education
The Oklahoma Arts Institute is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop individual talent and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. OAI administers a program for talented Oklahoma youth every June and a series of continuing education workshops for adults every fall. Since 1977, the Oklahoma Arts Institute has recruited nationally renowned artists to teach a fine arts program for talented Oklahoma youth and a series of continuing education workshops for adults. Oklahoma high school students are selected through a statewide competitive audition process for a two-week, intensive arts academy every summer. Each fall, educators, professional artists, and amateur artists gather for four-day weekend workshops in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Scholarships are available for students and for Oklahoma public school teachers. All programs are held at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Arts Institute is part of a unique public/private partnership. Major funding is provided by private donors secured by the Oklahoma Arts Institute, with matching funds from the Oklahoma State Department of Education and additional support from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation.
• The Oklahoma Arts Institute administrative offices are located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
• Oklahoma Arts Institute programs are held at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in southwestern Oklahoma.
• OSAI = Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute -- for Oklahoma high school students.
• OFAI = Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute -- for adult artists, educators, and art hobbyists.
From the Quartz Mountain Collection
Acrylic on canvas