Continuing our commitment to collaborations, community and creative solutions, The Golding Group is proud to be partnering with [Inclusion In Art] for another year.
Two years ago (about the time we were launching The Golding Group) OKC arts activist Nathan Lee approached us about helping him make a program he had started with Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) a full-fledged 501c3 arts organization. Of course we jumped at the challenge. [Inclusion In Art] has everything we look for in a partner: unique approach, needed service and creative solutions to age-old problems.
For those who may not be familiar with [Inclusion In Art], their mission is advancing racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual arts community. They support artist of color with connectivity, betterment and information.
Over the last two years, we facilitated a new board, created bylaws and filed the necessary 1023 forms with the IRS for [Inclusion In Art] to become a federally recognized non-profit. We created branding, marketing materials and public relations opportunities. [Inclusion In Art] has hosted multiple gallery events, a film festival and partnered with the Oklahoma Arts Council to facilitate an arts-based after school program Teen Reach with the Fraternal Order of Police.
In 2014, Inclusion In Art will have the use of an office and the gallery in our new collaborative space The 1219 on Classen Blvd. We will continue our commitment to growing and developing this worthwhile and necessary arts organization. We also have plans for new and innovative ways of marketing, exhibition and promotion of the artist that [Inclusion In Art] serves.
Look for great things from [Inclusion In Art] this next year and beyond.