Friday, January 27, 2012

Are You Interested in Blogging for OAI?

The Oklahoma Arts Institute is currently looking for contributors for its brand new blog! Whether you're former faculty, alumni, a current student, a hopeful attendee or just someone that really, really loves the Arts Institute and its programs, if you have strong writing skills and a desire to help spread the word of OAI, we'd love to hear from you!

If interested, please email Kendall Brown at with two writing samples (they don't have to be huge, but please send non-fiction if possible) and a short email detailing what type of posts you'd like to write (and see!) on the blog.

We look forward to hearing from you, writers!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In Case You Missed It...

Now that OAI has a brand-new, shiny blog, we'll be taking the opportunity every once and a while to share with you things you might have missed out on in the past. For this first "In Case You Missed It" we would like to share some of the work from the painting/drawing students of 2009's OSAI, all of which was featured in the Tour de Quartz. Enjoy!

Amy Erickson

Laurel Driskill

Jordan Johnson

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute FAQs

Who can apply?

  • You must be enrolled in an Oklahoma public school, private school, or homeschool program. 
  • To audition for this year's program, you must be at least 15 years old by September 1, 2012. (i.e. It's okay if you're 14 during the Summer Institute, but you must turn 15 by September 1, 2012 to apply.) Graduating seniors up to age 19 are also eligible.
  • OSAI is an intense and challenging program. Applicants should be motivated and serious about their art form.

Can I apply for more than one art form?

  • Yes. You can apply for up to four art forms/ disciplines. 
  • If you are talented in more than one area, consider applying for more than one discipline. It will increase your chances of being accepted to OSAI.
  • When you apply for OSAI, you will rank your disciplines in order of preference. If your audition score qualifies you for more than one discipline, your ranking will determine which discipline you will study at OSAI. 
  • NEW in 2012 -- we have lowered the cost to apply for multiple discplines! The non-refundable application fee is $20 for one discipline, $35 for two disciplines, $45 for three disciplines, or $50 for four disciplines.