Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission:
The Arkansas Arts Council will advance and empower the arts for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Our Vision:
Arkansas policy makers, stakeholders and the general public will fully recognize the educational, economic and cultural impact of the arts, creative people and creative enterprises.

About Us

Image of Symphony Playing on StageArkansas abounds with culture and creativity. The arts strengthen the economy, drive tourism and business, and improve academic performance. The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, advances and empowers the arts by providing services and funding for programming that encourages and assists literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence.

The Arkansas Arts Council also provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs. This statewide programming and assistance ultimately provides cultural, educational and economic opportunities for the benefit of all Arkansans. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Arkansas.



May 2018

2018 Arkansas Living Treasure Reception


Fayetteville Town Center, 15 West Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR


Apr 2018

Art in its Natural State Launch Event


Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Dr, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110


Apr 2018

Poetry for Life


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West Ninth Street, Little Rock, AR

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May 2018

Small Works on Paper in Mena

UA Rich Mountain, Stevenson Gallery in the Ouachita Center, 1100 College Drive