Mission: Our mission is to make arts happen, provide arts leadership and programs which inspire, teach, and foster collaboration, and facilities which excite, cultivate and allow the community to experience the arts and humanities.
Programs: Education programs including:exhibitionsartists in residence & studio artistsharweldon instituteartists in the schoolsany given child-tulsaimagination daysfilm institutesummer arts academysee schedule o for further details.
the hardesty arts center, fondly known as ahha, opened in december 2012 in the heart of the brady arts district and is home to the council. Modern industrial design, copious natural light, and a variety of beautiful colors and textures make ahha a space that can be transformed for weddings, photo shoots, receptions, corporate meetings, or many other types of events.
harweldon mansion. Originally a private home and listed on the national register of historic places, harwelden mansion reflects the elegance of the early 1920s with its unique architecture, majestic style, and gorgeous landscape. For decades, tulsans and guests have selected harwelden mansion to host their special events.
The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa goes above and beyond expectations when it comes to seeking input from local artists. Mr. Busby has organized many art gatherings of artists and those interested in the arts seeking information on what is needed locally for the Tulsa arts community to flourish. The Council is very proactive in providing exhibition space for artists, promoting theater productions and designing a climate friendly for musical productions. The Council is known for its approachability. I have personally attended many informational sessions and have felt that my comments and ideas were given respectful consideration.
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Thanks to the support of the AHCT we are able to provide art programming and positive adult role models to a group of high risk youth. The impact of the programming on the youth is significant in that it not only gives them an opportunity to be creative, but also teaches them the importance of team work and effective communication. It is awe-inspiring to see these young people transform from kids who would not give an adult the time of day on the street to a young adult who is respectful not only of the environment, but also the adult leading the class. They learn that if they work together they can create things that they never dreamed. AHCT's support of the these art programs provides an opportunity for high risk kids to be proud of themselves, their projects and their peers.