is designed to elevate and energize artists in the greater northwest Arkansas region by providing them with grants of $7,500 in support of creative projects, the development of entrepreneurship skills and sustainable creative practices, and connections to a dynamic regional network of other artists.
Grants will be awarded to practicing artists in in one or more of the following disciplines: visual arts (painting, 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); and/or 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, including crafts, storytelling, dance, music, or functional art).
To be eligible, all applicants must be a practicing artist ("practicing artist" is defined as an artist that has an active and current artistic practice) who has specialized training in the field (not limited to academic training); has demonstrated success in the arts through the creation of high-quality work and/or contributions to the field; and is recognized as a practicing artist by peers (artists working in the same discipline and by experts in the field).
In addition, applicants must be a citizen of the U.S. or have non-resident status; reside in the State of Arkansas and have established residency in Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, or Washington counties for a minimum of one year prior to the application’s deadline date (since July 16, 2017); and be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2018.
See the Artists 3 60 website for complete program guidelines and application guidelines.