Dear Oklahoma Film + Music Members + Supporters,
As Oklahoma’s film and music industries continue to gain momentum and provide economic opportunity for the State of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) has worked in conjunction with other state and national organizations to ensure adequate support is in place from state funders and policymakers.
All of those involved in arts and entertainment are urged to respond to a brief five-minute survey, whether you are an artist/creative worker, or you work for an art organization. Both surveys, presented by Americans for the Arts, are a critical tool used to communicate the current state of our industry in regard to the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s arts and entertainment sector and secure the funding necessary for artist relief funds.
These surveys are meant to be taken by artists and organizations once a month so that trends can be identified and a clear picture provided of the evolving impact of the crisis. Venues, audio and visual companies, film and media organizations, tour and support services, recording studios, and a wide variety of other creative entities should complete the survey.
OF+MO has compiled a list of artist relief funds, which can be found on the COVID-19 Resources for the Film + Music Workforce page on our website. Grants available to creatives vary from $200 to $5,000. However, as COVID-19 continues to impact the ability for large gatherings, concerts and productions, resulting in work loss for Oklahoma film and music professionals, many of these relief funds have been exhausted and will need increased funding. Conclusions from the survey will affect future funding for the arts, including additional federal stimulus measures.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to ensure that the future of Oklahoma’s film + music industries remains bright.
Tava Maloy Sofsky + OF+MO Team
About Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.orglink.