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.
I have witnessed the activity of the Tulsa's Arts and Humanities Council throughout our city. It shows up in the strangest places! It supports an Arts and Healing project within Hillcrest Hospital where patients recover from major surgery, families wait for their loved one to have surgery and where women on a high risk pregnancy unit get a break from the endless days of worry and boredom. It puts art back into our schools and gives students a chance to shine while being taught by experts in art, dance, acting and music fields. It also provides steady work for our local artists which keeps them working and honing their skills rather than having to get a 9-5 job out of their field.