Episode 146

Art and Politics with Julia Kirt

October 17, 2017

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.

Episode Transcript
"We count on artists to keep creating and to deal with contemporary culture and life."
- Julia Kirt

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

Resources Mentioned

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative