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§ 166. Powers and duties

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 53. Oklahoma Historical Societies and Associations

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 53. Oklahoma Historical Societies and Associations
Chapter 11. Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Act
53 Okl.St.Ann. § 166
§ 166. Powers and duties
The Oklahoma Arts Council shall be responsible for the acquisition, exhibition, management and care of the State Art Collection and is empowered and directed to exercise these powers and duties:
(a) Consider the whole state of the arts, cultural activities and cultural heritage of Oklahoma. The purview of the Council shall not be limited but shall include music, theater, dance, opera, graphic arts, plastic arts, architecture, poetry, plays or any other art, regardless of period, school or type. Full attention shall also be given to art, art museums, live performances or concerts, art exhibits and other like endeavors.
(b) Survey the artistic and cultural activities and facilities of the state, and the institutions, organizations or individuals engaged in these undertakings.
(c) Study information collected and prepare proposals for the study, practice and presentation of the arts.
(d) Foster conferences, institutes and exhibits on the arts and hold or cooperate in such ventures.
(e) Report biennially to the Governor and Legislature on or before January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Reports shall include recommendations and suggestions for the expansion and improvement of the arts and for wider opportunity of participation in these activities by our citizens.
(f) Publish any reports, surveys, news bulletins or other materials pertaining to its findings, recommendations and work.
(g) Perform or engage in all else necessary or desirable to give full force and effect to the provisions of this act.1


Laws 1965, c. 263, § 6; Laws 1980, c. 204, § 4, emerg. eff. May 9, 1980; Laws 2007, c. 187, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Title 53, § 161 et seq.
53 Okl. St. Ann. § 166, OK ST T. 53 § 166
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 295 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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