The Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation Board of Directors

cordially invites you to the 10th Anniversary


Monday, March 27, 2023

Honoree and Sponsor Cocktail Hour 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Jones Assembly
901 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Business casual attire

The Leadership in Arts & Education Awards recognizes those who have made sustainable and inspiring contributions to the arts and education in Oklahoma. This annual fundraising event for the Foundation is the single largest source of income for the organization.

Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation’s purpose is to support the activities and programs of Harding Fine Arts Academy an award-winning public charter school in the heart of Oklahoma. The Academy provides an innovative arts-integrated curriculum to a diverse and accomplished student body.

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Nominations for 2023 Honorees now open!

You can nominate an individual, couple or organization by completing the online form or by downloading a printed version and mailing it to Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation at 3333 N Shartel Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

Nominations close September 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

For questions, please contact Shannon Mckenrick, Director of Development, at or call (405) 702-6939.

John & Joy Reed Belt Award

The John & Joy Reed Belt Award, named in memory of John L. Belt, Harding Fine Arts Academy’s founder, is given to recognize a person or persons who have raised visibility for arts-integrated education and demonstrated systemic sustainable change.

Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award is given to an Oklahoma-based company with a strong history of publicly supporting the arts through employee volunteerism, financial contributions, legislative advocacy, and overall support of the arts in Oklahoma City.

Innovation in Education Award

The Innovation in Education Award was designed to recognize educators and administrators that enhanced the quality and relevance of arts-integrated education, disseminate successful innovative practices, and elevate teaching and learning strategies. Nominees can be teachers at Harding Fine Arts Academy or at other educational institutions.

Outstanding Alumni Award (2)

The true measure of a school’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. The Outstanding Alumni Award was created to celebrate two alumni, one from Harding High School and one from Harding Fine Arts Academy, who have achieved high levels of professional and or academic accomplishments and have made significant contributions and service to the arts and educational community in Oklahoma.