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.
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)
- 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.