“The visual and performing arts enrich and strengthen our community by expanding our worldview, telling our cultural stories, and creating an outlet for us to grow in profound ways.”

- Jerry Steward, President OCCC 

About Us

Cultural Programs is a Division within the OCCC Office of Community Development which aims to enrich the lives of students, staff, and the south Oklahoma City community at large, by fostering a thriving arts environment.

Because art has both instrumental and intrinsic benefits for individuals and society at-large, the College believes that people, notwithstanding their station in life, should have the opportunity to actively engage in the arts both as participants and patrons. To this end, OCCC's Department of Cultural Programs provides affordable, or no-cost performing and visual arts experiences, as well as community arts outreach and education activities. Principal among these are:

In addition, the Office of Cultural Programs oversees the use and rental of OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, the Bruce Owen Theater, and the Inasmuch Foundation Art Gallery.


To enrich the lives of students, staff, and our community through meaningful and unforgettable cultural arts and arts education experiences.


We offer the best and most affordable arts, entertainment, and arts education events in spaces where people come to relax, learn, appreciate, and have a good time.