Artists In the Community

True Partnership

Ahha gladly partners with local community organizations in support of its mission to cultivate a more creative Tulsa. Partnerships are uniquely designed to fit the needs of the partnering organization and the communities it serves.

Artists in the Community

The Artists in the Community (AIC) program aims to provide participants with high-quality experiences in the arts that inspire their creativity and confidence, foster their life-long appreciation of and participation in the arts, and meet the specific needs of the population being served, from healing to relaxation, emotional expression, or family bonding.

Through AIC, ahha Tulsa provides professional artists (both individuals and through organizations) in all artistic disciplines to partnering organizations for enriching art experiences. These artists are professionals within their field and have been selected and trained to work with specific populations.

The art experiences provided by AIC achieve the following outcomes:

  • Participants will construct meaning through encounters with works of art.
  • Participants will practice and develop creative thinking skills.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the use of artistic mediums and techniques and display an individualized use of those skills.
  • Participants will discover one’s ability to create and perceive oneself as a creative person.

Currently, AIC operates in three major areas – healthcare, the criminal justice system, and early childhood education and family programming – but is adaptable to any organization’s or community’s unique needs.

Criminal Justice

Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with women and minorities disproportionately represented in our jails and prisons. Find out how you can give a voice to stories of poverty, trauma, and injustice through the artistic expressions of the men, women, and youth of our criminal justice system.


Art, music, and movement are research-proven forms of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. Find out how you can support your patients’ or residents’ healing process through the power of the arts.

Early Childhood Education & Family Programming

The arts encourage play and creative thinking that cultivate children’s social and emotional intelligence, academic achievement, and future success as a 21st century citizen and employee. Find out how you can cultivate creativity as a teacher or caregiver of our littlest learners. 

Get Involved

Artists and arts organizations interested in becoming involved in Artists in the Community can fill out an online application form. Email with questions.