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Episode #146 // Art and Politics with Julia Kirt

Episode #146 // Art and Politics with Julia Kirt

How do we nurture creativity and advocate for arts within our society? Today we’re speaking with community leader and Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts, Julia Kirt, who is running for State Senate about advocating for the arts and getting involved in politics to nourish and preserve creativity.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How Julia serves artists and creatives and the arts
  • How to become a teaching artist
  • Finding hope in creating positive change
  • The logistics of running for office
  • Cultivating the confidence to run for office
  • How you can best support political candidates you believe in

We count on artists

JULIA SAID:

We have to decide as a community: do we believe in education being solely to create workers? Click To Tweet Certainly, I want people to find meaningful work, but that's not the sole reason for education for me. Click To Tweet We count on artists to keep creating and to deal with contemporary culture and life. Click To Tweet

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