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 individual artists of all disciplines living in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington.
The Community Activator grants are awarded to individual artists to support collaborative projects that generate dialogue and community engagement. Projects must also provide opportunities to other artists, helping to create an active community of peer support in the Northwest Arkansas region. This grant is designed to elevate and energize greater Northwest Arkansas artists by providing them with:
- $15,000 grants to support collaborative projects,
- Peer-based learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurship skills and build sustainable creative practices
- Connections to a dynamic regional artist network
The application deadline is June 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2023.
For more information on the Artists 360 program visit: https://artists360.art
You may also download an application guide at: https://artists360.art/resources
M-AAA encourages those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous,
People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA2S+, and/or disabled to apply.
*Applicants have the option to compete their applications verbally with
M-AAA staff. We recommend that artist bio, artist statement and narrative answers be prepared in advance of verbal application meetings. Work samples must be submitted as digital files or as links to website addresses.
Requests for this assistance must be received by Friday, June 16, 2023.
While completing the online application form, applicants may save their progress at anytime by clicking the "save" box in the upper right-hand corner.