Artists 360 Student Artist 2021 Application

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Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, provides grant funding and professional development opportunities to student artists of all disciplines attending a post-secondary institution in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington. Artists 360 is designed to elevate and energize greater Northwest Arkansas artists by providing them with: 
  • $1,500 grants to support creative practices and career advancement
  • learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurship skills and build sustainable creative practices
  • connections to a dynamic regional artist network
The application deadline is July 19, 2021.

Applicants will be notified by September 2021.

Applicants facing difficulties completing the online submission should contact puce@maaa.org. For more information on Artists 360, visit Artists360.art

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for Artists 360, you must:

Be enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year (part-time or full-time) in an accredited post-secondary institution located in one of the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, or Washington. (Student artists do not have to be arts majors to be eligible for Artists 360.)

Create work in one or more of the following artistic disciplines:
  • Visual Arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, film, screenwriting, video, media arts, photography, mixed media, wearable art)
  • Performing Arts (dance, theater, music opera, puppetry, storytelling, playwriting, performance art)
  • Literary Arts (fiction, nonfiction, poetry)
  • 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)
Retain residency within the five-county region for the duration of the grant period (September 2021 through October 2022). 

Be available for an Artists 360 retreat virtually on November 5-7, 2021. Attendance will be over Zoom. 

Be 18 years of age at the time of application.

Must be a citizen, permanent resident, or have non-resident status.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Each Artists 360 application should include: 
  • Completed online application form including a description of how you will use the grant funds to enhance your creative practice and/or advance your artistic career
  • Proof of enrollment in your college or university
  • Three artwork samples (images - 1 MB max. per image, audio files, film files, o URLSs to audio and film files)
  • Work Sample Summary (maximum 4 pages)
REVIEW CRITERIA
  • Artistry: Successful applicants will demonstrate artistic excellence, variously defined by the practitioners and norms in their discipline, and show a deep commitment to their work. Selected artists will be advanced in their practice (whether through higher education, apprenticeship, or studies with elders and leaders in their craft).
  • Program Readiness and Collegiality: Selected artists will have the desire to advance their career and deepen their practice, as well as an interest in sharing their work and process as part of a network of artists.
  • Balanced Cohort: Panelists will consider the overall balance of the group of grantees to ensure a broad representation of perspectives, disciplines, and experience levels.
Questions? Visit Artists360.art
Email: puce@maaa.org

Eligibility Information










Thank you for your interest in the Student Artists 360 Grant Program.

Given the answers you provided, you are not eligible to apply. Please click the submit button and we will add your contact information to our email distribution list so that you can be among the first to know about other opportunities for artists. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email puce@maaa.org.

Artists 360 Student Artists Application Form

I. Applicant Information

Applicant Contact Information






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If you do not have a website, please include a URL of an internet platform which showcases your work (i.e., Facebook, Soundcloud, Etsy, Instagram, etc.)



Demographics







Applicant Creative Background











If you do not have an artist statement, or have never written an artist statement, use this opportunity to describe what you make, and how and why you make it. An artist's statement should give reviewers insight into your work and process. 

Provide a short biography to be used in AR 360 publicity materials. Your biography should be in third person. To expand the size of the text box, drag the lines in the lower right corner down so you can see your narrative in full. Insert a line space between paragraphs for ease of reading when applicable.

What do you see as key opportunities or challenges relative to pursuing an artistic career, and how do you think participation in this program will help you? Where do you see your artistic practice and career in five years?

Application Support Material


Upload proof of enrollment in your community college, college or university. Scans of documents will be accepted in either jpg or PDF formats. You only have to provide one of the acceptable documents listed below: scanned copy of your student identification card demonstrating you will be enrolled in the 2021-22 school year. A transcript or course list showing the courses you are enrolled in during the 2021-2022 school year. A letter from your college student affairs or admission office stating that you are enrolled in the 2021-22 school year (the letter should be on school letterhead and signed by an admissions official.

Upload your Art Resume/CV. Limit three pages, pdf format.                                

Proof of residency in one of the following Arkansas Counties (Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, or Washington). A proof of residency document must include your name and your residence address, be dated within 90 days and be computer-generated (typed). Scans of documents will be accepted in either jpg or PDF formats.You only have to provide one of the following acceptable documents: valid Arkansas Drivers' license, bill from a bank, mortgage company, utility company, credit card company, doctor, or hospital, bank statement, property tax bill, current valid homeowner's renters policy or motor vehicle insurance card or policy, current valid Arkansas motor vehicle registration, 2020 tax filing (IRS or state of Arkansas). 

When applicable, include the following for each work sample corresponding to the order the samples are submitted: artist name, title of the work, website address, medium, dimensions, date of completion or performance or publication, running time, number of pages and other details regarding the creative development, inspiration or relevance of the work. Clearly indicate selections intended for review including portion, (i.e., url - "Video Titles" - view from 1:36 to 3:06) (limit four pages, PDF format).                               
Work Sample Website Addresses

For Media/Video/Performance artist submissions: If your supplemental material is audio or video, submit a URL which links directly to video or audio as one of your 5 work samples. Please provide clear instruction for intended review in Work Sample Summary document. 

For Media/Video/Performance artist submissions: If your supplemental material is audio or video, submit a URL which links directly to video or audio as one of your 5 work samples. Please provide clear instruction for intended review in Work Sample Summary document. 

For Media/Video/Performance artist submissions: If your supplemental material is audio or video, submit a URL which links directly to video or audio as one of your 5 work samples. Please provide clear instruction for intended review in Work Sample Summary document. 
Work Sample Files

Provide clear instruction for intended review on "Work Sample Summary" document.

Provide clear instruction for intended review on "Work Sample Summary" document.

Provide clear instruction for intended review on "Work Sample Summary" document.



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