Veterans' Initiatives


Veterans Initiatives

Oklahoma Contemporary serves as a nexus for our creative community and actively works to identify ways to make meaningful connections between veterans and contemporary art and artists. Ten percent of Oklahoma's adult population are veterans of the U.S. military. By engaging in creative practice, veterans discover new ways to connect with each other and their community. The arts are proven to build resilience, strengthen coping skills and improve self-esteem and well-being. Through their own voice and creations, veteran artists can help everyone to better understand the military experience. Oklahoma Contemporary's program employs professional teaching artists to support veterans in the technical, intellectual and creative aspects of developing their artistic practice.

Eight-Week Classes

Ceramics Initiative for Veterans

Wheel-throwing, a variety of handbuilding techniques and glazing are introduced. This class provides foundational clay skills that can be refined and strengthened by returning students in further classes.

Free for veterans with approved scholarship application.

Applications, found here, are accepted on a rolling basis. 
Send completed applications to