Oklahoma Arts Institute (OAI)

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The Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop individual talent and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. Since 1977, the Oklahoma Arts Institute has recruited nationally renowned artists to teach a fine arts program for talented Oklahoma youth and a series of continuing education workshops for adults. All programs are held at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is an intensive, two-week academy in the literary, visual, and performing arts for Oklahoma’s most talented high school students. Students are selected through a statewide competitive audition process, and all accepted students automatically receive a full scholarship to the program, worth over $2,500.

The Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute is a series of four-day weekend workshops for educators and adult artists of all ability levels, including true beginners. Instruction is offered in the literary, visual, and performing arts, including workshops tailored to educators, who can receive full scholarships to the program. Over 50,000 Oklahoma public school children are reached each year through their teachers’ attendance at the Fall Institute.

Scholarships for Educators

The Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is funded through a unique public/private partnership. Major funding is provided by private donors secured by the Oklahoma Arts Institute, with matching funds from the Oklahoma State Department of Education and additional support from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

20151025_094449_resizedEducators currently employed in Oklahoma public schools automatically receive full scholarships to attend OFAI. Scholarships include tuition and room and board. Registration for public educators begins Monday, August 17th. Scholarships and workshop space are administered on a first come, first served basis, and enrollment will be based on the schedule below. We recommend you enroll as soon as you are eligible. Unfortunately, substitute teachers do not qualify for scholarships.

K-12 private school educators receive a 50% discount.

Oklahoma higher educators receive a 20% discount.

Upon completion of each workshop, participants receive a certificate for 18 hours of professional development.

Scholarships are provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and private donors. Additional funding is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Educators are responsible for a non-refundable $30 registration fee, and visual arts classes have a $30 studio fee.