New Arts Alliance Formed
To help fund the arts and keep local groups viable, an Arts Alliance Tulsa has been created. The idea came about after funding cuts almost ended some popular youth theater groups and camps in the city.
Phil Lakin, G.T. Bynum, and other city councilors followed the lead of other cities to form an Arts Alliance. Lakin is also CEO of the Tulsa Community Foundation, and the Foundation will provide start-up and support dollars for the Alliance. About 45 arts groups have been identified as eligible and are expected to sign up as recipients for grants from the Alliance