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Grants to Arkansas Practicing and Student Artists in Eligible
Counties for Professional Development and Creative Projects

Practicing Artist Grant and Student Artist Grant

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Mid-America Arts Alliance - Artists 360

Conf. Date:

06/16/22

Deadline Date:

06/30/22

Description:

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Grants of $1,500 and grants of $7,500 to Arkansas student and practicing artists in eligible counties for professional development opportunities and artistic projects. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the categories of touring, works in progress, research, social practice, and career growth. Applicants must reside in Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, or Washington county.

Artists 360 is designed to elevate and energize greater Northwest Arkansas artists by providing them with grants to support creative projects, learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurship skills and build sustainable creative practices, and connections to a dynamic regional artist network.

Project Categories: 

  • Touring Project: Projects that involve the touring/presenting of your work within and outside of Arkansas. 
  • Works in Progress: Projects that involve a specific phase of a work in progress that has a clear end goal. (Projects do not need to have a public component.)
  • Creative Research and Professional Advancement: Projects that focus on professional advancement and creative research opportunities that strengthen an artist’s expertise and advance their creative practice. 
  • Social Practice: Projects that activate Northwest Arkansas communities and address social issues, opportunities, and challenges. Projects must focus on the creation and presentation of art and have a public component.

Student Artist grants support creative practices and career advancement, learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurship skills and build sustainable practices, and connections to a dynamic regional artist network.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183484

Estimated Size of Grant:

- $7,500 project grants for practicing artists.
- $1,500 grants for students.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artist Eligibility:
- Be a Practicing Artist. Practicing Artist is defined as follows:
(i) Has an active and current artistic practice
(ii) Has specialized training in the field (not limited to academic training)
(iii) Has demonstrated success in the arts through the creation of high-quality work and/or contributions to the field
(iv) Is recognized as a practicing artist by peers (artists working in the same discipline and by experts in the field).
- Create work in one or more of the following artistic disciplines:
(i) Visual Arts (painting, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, film, screenwriting, video, media arts, photography, mixed media, wearable art)
(ii) Performing Arts (dance, theater, music, opera, puppetry, storytelling, playwriting, performance art)
(iii) Literary Arts (fiction, nonfiction, poetry)
(iv) Traditional Arts (work that is made based on artistic traditions shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation through demonstration, conversation and practice – may include crafts, storytelling, dance, music, or functional art)
- Be a resident of the State of Arkansas and have established residency in one of the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, or Washington (Artists 360 prefers applicants with at least one year of residency in the counties.)
- Retain residency within the five-county region for the duration of the grant period (November 2021-October 2022.)
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
- Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have non-resident status
- Be available for an Artists 360 retreat in-person retreat on October 14-16, 2022 in Eureka Springs, AR.

Student Artist Eligibility:
- Be enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year in an accredited post-secondary institution located in Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, or Washington counties.
- Student artists do not have to be an arts major to be eligible for Artists 360.
- Create work in one or more of the artistic disciplines listed above
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
- Must be a U.S. citizen, per or have non-resident status
- Be available for an Artists 360 in-person retreat on October 14-16, 2022 in Eureka Springs, AR.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Information Sessions

Monday, May 16, 2022 5:30pm - Fayetteville, AR
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314005497897

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:00pm Eureka Springs, AR
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314008978307

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5:30pm Van Buren, AR
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314008005397

Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:30pm Bentonville, AR
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314010181907

Thursday, May 26, 2022 Noon Virtual Session
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314890966357

Thursday, June 16, 2022 4 p.m. Virtual Session
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314893273257

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be open May 1 - June 30, 2022.

FAQs: https://artists360.art/faq/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Practicing Artist Application: https://www.tfaforms.com/4978791

Student Artist Application: https://www.tfaforms.com/4979174

Contact: artistservices@maaa.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington Counties

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