We support experimental and thought-provoking artists of all disciplines and create space for artists to impact the community.
IAO started as a grassroots organization in 1979. Founded by three poets, the vision was to create an organization to support a group of artists who went against the grain.
Since then, IAO has grown to become the bastion of creative freedom for Oklahoma’s artistic community, with a space that supports programs for poets, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, dancers and more. The space hosts events for artists, our community, and shares the space with non-profit organizations. We focus on developing quality, inclusive programming with artists who push limits, experiment with media, ask challenging questions, and who bring a different perspective.
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Because we believe in supporting both artists and the nonprofit communities…a percentage goes to The Art For Your Cause Foundation benefitting causes through our grants to organizations using art to heal their communities.
Additionally, when you make a purchase from AFYC we will donate 10% to your favorite nonprofit.