Current Studio (18 mo Pilot Period)

$30,300 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 159 people in 35 months
Kelsey Karper  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Current Studio is an artist-run space in Oklahoma City founded by Kelsey Karper and romy owens, providing experimental and experiential opportunities for artists and audiences. We are dedicated to improving community through art.

With your support, Current Studio is committed to offering challenging, thought-provoking experiences to the public for the next 18 months.

We have founded a studio different from the art destinations that currently exist in the city. What that means: We are not a commercial art gallery driven by the need for art sales. We want to provide a space that affords artists an opportunity to take risks and develop ideas while being supported financially and curatorially through the process. We want to provide challenging and thought-provoking experiences for the audience. We want to explore the possibilities of what an artist-operated space can do to be reactive to community needs.

We are creating a space of our own where we can easily share in the atmosphere of conversation, culture, and conviviality.

Sunday Soup #1 | February 28

WE NEED YOUR HELP: Support us in creating a space that focuses on artists intentions and processes, rather than market expectations. 

Support us in creating more opportunities for Oklahoma artists.

Support us in creating an atmosphere where artists can be courageous in expressing ideas without concern for who will buy the work at the opening.

Support us in solving community issues with art.

When done well, artist spaces respond to the community needs and elevate the cultural discourse. Please help us do it right by supporting Current Studio.

Get more detail about plans for programs and exhibitions on our website:

Your support of this campaign will fund 18 months of Current Studio programs and operations, including:
• Artists in Residence
• Exhibitions
• Adult Summer Camp
• Workshops
• Crit Nights
• Artist Town Hall Meetings
• Community Response Art Interventions
• Community Building Events

•Online here through GoFundMe
•Check: Current Studio | 1218 N Penn Ave | OKC 73106 (still counts towards this fundraising goal)
•Cash: Kelsey or romy @ Current Studio (still counts towards this fundraising goal)
•If you prefer to pledge now and make payments, please contact us to make arrangements. (Your pledge will still count towards our goal and we can set up an invoice plan.) | 405-673-1218
•If you prefer your donation be 100% tax deductible, please contact us to learn about our Fiscal Sponsor the 337 Project. | 405-673-1218

If you'd like to designate your gift or discuss custom sponsorship packages, please contact us directly.

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Update 6
Posted by Current Studio
15 months ago
Hello friends of Current Studio! Since you have supported us since the very beginning, we wanted to share some of our latest excitement.

As you may recall, we committed to operating Current Studio for a pilot period of 18 months. That period concluded in August and we have made the decision to continue onward for another year! We look forward to sharing what we have planned for the next year, but in the meantime...

Our fall Artists in Residence Factory Obscura are COMPLETELY transforming our space with their installation 'SHIFT', a fully immersive art experience. The installation challenges the participant to physically explore the full-sensory environment. Factory Obscura, a collective of artists and community builders, formed earlier this year to produce large scale installations that require new forms of audience engagement. This will be the first such installation leading the collective toward a future permanent home in OKC.

The installation opens with a special "sponsors and friends" party on November 9. You can get your name on the list with a gift of just $5 or more to the project. Learn more by visiting

There are some other really fun perks available in addition to the opening party! Please check them out and show your support for this emerging collective and new forms of artistic experience.

We hope to see you in November!
Factory Obscura campaign video
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Update 5
Posted by Current Studio
32 months ago
If you would like to earmark your donation for a specific project, i.e. Moon Murals or bARTer, please be sure to include your direction in the comments. Thank you for supporting what we're doing at Current Studio!

Moon Murals:

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Update 4
Posted by Current Studio
32 months ago
We are so excited to announce that Fowler Toyota is matching donations made to Current Studio between May 11 and Memorial Day! Whether you donate through this GoFundMe page, by mail, or in person, your donation counts towards our goal and your dollars are doubled!
Fowler Toyota Match until Memorial Day!
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Update 3
Posted by Current Studio
33 months ago
We are open to the public with regular hours and an amazing exhibition of art by Nicole Emmons-Willis in the space! And we are over halfway to our goal! Hooray! Only $19,639 more to go to make the 18 month Pilot Period happen with all the amazing exhibitions and activities we have planned for OKC! Thank you for your generosity! #SupportLocalArt
Domesti City, OK by Nicole Emmons-Willis through May 29
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