A major 21st century global shift is occurring based on a new ‘ideas economy’ that challenges the 19th century structure of schools and the 20th century structure of major corporations. We are on a mission to make Oklahoma an ideas lab for the rest of the world to consider.

“What we’re really talking about is cultivating human ability and human capacity. All of our kids and all of us have tremendous abilities. Whether they flourish depends on how they’re nourished.”
– Sir Ken Robinson

Why is creative education important?
Once an international leader in high school graduation rates, the US is now ranked 18th out of 25 industrialized countries (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009.)

Innovation is crucial to competition and creativity is integral to innovation. US employers rate creativity/innovation among the top five skills that will increase in importance in the years to come. (Ready to Innovate) We must develop the creative capacities of our future workforce in order to compete in the creative economy.

Oklahoma Innovation Index

Oklahoma ArtScience Prize

Oklahoma Torrance Center for Creativity

Oklahoma A+ Schools and The DaVinci Institute are two of Creative Oklahoma’s founding members and are responsible for the transformation of K-20 education in Oklahoma.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills Exemplar Schools