What is Creative Oklahoma?

Formed in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is a statewide non-profit organization advancing Oklahoma’s economy through creativity and innovation based initiatives in education, commerce and culture. The mission is to transform the state of Oklahoma through projects and collaborative ventures that help develop a more entrepreneurial and vibrant economy and an improved life quality for its citizens. 

With strategic counsel provided by national advisor Sir Ken Robinson, Creative Oklahoma became the first non-profit organization in the U.S. with a statewide strategy to encourage and support the development of creativity and innovation in the sectors of education, commerce, and culture. Creative Oklahoma served as a catalyst for the development of the National Creativity Network and is the only North American region member of the international Districts of Creativity Network.

Creative Oklahoma encourages all individuals to nurture their creative talents and ideas to impact their home, school, work and community environments. Creativity and innovation drive solutions to our global economic and societal issues. We believe that regions intentionally developing environments that encourage and nurture creativity will be those in which our young people will want to live, all citizens will experience quality of life and will thrive economically.