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About Creative Oklahoma

What is Creative Oklahoma?

Creative Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 2006 whose mission is to foster the development of a vibrant, creative and innovation-based economy.

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We pursue this mission through activities and programs that:

  • 1

    Expose Oklahomans to the world's best inspirational sources of creative and innovative thinking and share with the world Oklahoma's best inspirational sources

  • 2

    Bring resources that educate critical stakeholders about how to create an environment of innovation and creative problem solving,

  • 3

    Offer programs that surround communities of innovators and emerging innovators with support, and

  • 4

    Celebrate and honor Oklahomans, Oklahoma natives and those with significant Oklahoma ties who embody significant achievement in creative endeavors and innovation.

  • Our Mission

    To foster the development of a vibrant, creative and innovation-based economy.

  • Our Purpose

    To inspire, catalyze and promote ideas that lead to a more vibrant economy and improved quality of life.

Our Humble Beginnings

An International Movement with Sir Ken Robinson

Formed in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is the first non-profit organization in the U.S. with a statewide strategy to encourage and support the development of creativity and innovation in the multiple sectors of education, commerce, and culture with strategic counsel provided by national adviser, Sir Ken Robinson. Creative Oklahoma has further catalyzed the development of the National Creativity Network, a national non-profit organization linking over 15 regions in the U.S. and Canada sharing best practice and providing national educational offerings.

Creative Oklahoma is the only North American region represented in the International Districts of Creativity Network, linking together 13 regions of creativity throughout the world.

Ken Robinson Video

Our Humble Beginnings:
An International Movement with Sir Ken Robinson

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