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Locust Grove: The Wonder City

September 26, 2017

By Shaun Perkins, OCC Locust Grove   Named for a tree whose blossoms have a beautiful smell, Home to great artists, Willard Stone and Bill Glass to name a few, Locust Grove is a small community that we think is swell, A place for tradition and innovation, the old and the new.   The Wonder…

Enid Ecology of Talent, A Creative Communities Initiative

September 19, 2017

By Traci Layton, OCC Enid   Ecology:  the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment Talent:  people with skills, knowledge, cognitive abilities, and the potential to do well as workforce Enid Ecology of Talent is a method of bringing together organizations and the teens of our community by using technology to demonstrate…

Opening New Doors

September 14, 2017

By Chelsea McConnell, OCC Ponca City “Old ways won’t open new doors.” I’m not sure who said this originally but when I came across this quote, I immediately identified with the point it makes. Much of the creativity we enjoy at Ponca City Main Street (PCMS) is centered on creative problem solving, finding new ways to…

Creative Thinking in Small Communities

September 6, 2017

By Bruce Carter, OCC Pawhuska As a community leader in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, I see the daily triumphs and struggles of a community that is experiencing the most growth it has seen since the oil boom of the 1920s. Pawhuska is not unique, even with the growth we now see in our downtown and business sectors.…

Changing the Outcome of the Game

July 19, 2017

By Ed Long – Creative Oklahoma & Cross Sector Innovations   At an event hosted recently by Creative Oklahoma, I listened to Thunder general manager Sam Presti, a newly appointed Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador, talk about the creativity that takes place on the basketball court. Men and women are given a ball and have to create something.…

Philanthropreneurship | How The Creative Democracy Can Transform Communities

July 3, 2017

By Susan McCalmont In a growing world of complexity and change, we are all being challenged to imagine new solutions for the collective problems facing us, and even develop new definitions for what it means to be part of a civil society where civic discourse is encouraged and celebrated. A global shift is making space…

Creative Oklahoma Partners with Cross Sector Innovations to Support Communities

June 14, 2017
Cross Sector Innovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Ed Creative Oklahoma is partnering with Cross Sector Innovations to support the Oklahoma Creative Communities (OCC) initiative. Creative Oklahoma launched OCC in 2016 with the vision of ensuring Oklahoma communities are supported in their efforts to implement local solutions to local challenges. There are currently eight communities participating in the initiative,…

Article from NewsOK | Point of View: New perspectives can help Oklahomans with intellectual, developmental disabilities

May 31, 2017

By Wanda Felty and Ed Long   Social innovation requires that we not only look for new solutions to problems, but that we also look at the problem through multiple lenses. A new lens for viewing social challenges can offer insight into new, complementary solutions. The challenges faced by Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

Platinum-selling country music superstar Blake Shelton added to list of honorees for 2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala

March 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Stéphanie Coderre Porras 405.232.5570×7 Oklahoma City — Creative Oklahoma is pleased to announce that country music superstar Blake Shelton will attend the 2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala to be honored as one of this year’s Ambassadors at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City on Monday, April 3. A…

Who We Are

February 8, 2017

By Ed Long “It is not about who we want to be; it’s about who we are.” Bruce Carter, owner and curator of the Tallgrass Art Gallery in Pawhuska and also our tour guide, reminded us of this at the beginning and end of our day when a group of Creative Oklahoma board members and…

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