WOBT’s Askew blasts arts consolidation bill

   Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Penny Askew is also highly critical of HB 3028, saying, “The consolidation of the Oklahoma Arts Council under the umbrella of the Oklahoma Department of Tourism is an extremely bad idea for the arts in Oklahoma, and I am very much against this legislation, as well.”

   At risk for arts organizations in the state is $4 million in funding for grants, services and staff.

   “The OAC already operates with a very small staff, and they are excellent stewards of the taxpayers’ money,” she said.

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