Fine Arts

Oklahoma Academic Standards for Fine Arts


Fine Arts Newsletter 

Check out the latest edition for professional development opportunities, important announcements, and fine arts news from across the state!  

October 2018

September 2018   

August 2018  


Regional Professional Learning Workshops

As part of the EngageOK cycle, the State Department of Education is offering regional meetings around the state for educators.  Fine Arts educators will have the opportunity to attend subject specific professional learning workshops.  These professional workshops are FREE to attend!  More information can be found here.   


Copyright Law

Copyright law can be an intimidating subject for arts educators.  However, every Oklahoma fine arts teacher should know and follow copyright law.  If you have technical questions about possible legalities of a copyright, speak to your administrator or district music supervisor for advice on legal counsel. 

Music Education Copyright Law Guidance

Visual Art Education Copyright Law Guidance 


Fine Arts Assessment and Requirements

Please note that HB 3218 has eliminated the requirement for districts to administer a fine arts assessment effective July 1, 2016. HB 3218 also repealed statutes and language referring to EOI and ACE assessment requirements.

You are no longer required to report your district’s Fine Arts assessment results to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Keep in mind that arts education is still a core discipline. The assessment reporting piece has been repealed, not the arts requirement. Download the Oklahoma Academic Standards for the Arts above.


State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is pleased to join with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma for the 28th Annual State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence. It is important to recognize school boards, school administrators, and fine arts educators who have exhibited leadership in schools and communities throughout Oklahoma. During the ceremony, we recognize outstanding school board members, school administrators, and fine arts educators for their leadership and support of quality arts education and academic excellence in Oklahoma schools. 

Current State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence Recipients

2019 State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence Applications

  • Applications will be posted in February 2019

The 2019 Awards Ceremony will be held on April 23, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma.


Professional Development

The Office of Standards and Curriculum is available to provide professional development to teachers in their local area, either face-to-face or through video conference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. In order for the professional development to have as much impact as possible, for face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at least 5 districts, an entire county, or that contain at least 25 teachers. For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions any size group can be accommodated. 
PD Request Form

Oklahoma Fine Arts Associations


Professional Fine Arts Associations 

Teacher Resources


Funding Sources



Music Resources

Last updated on October 18, 2018