Apply for a Grant

The Arkansas Arts Council makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. Please read the instructions below before beginning the application process.

Step 1: Review Guidelines, Eligibility, and Deadlines

  • Read the descriptions of the grant programs in Available Grants  before beginning the process. Each Arkansas Arts Council grant has its own guidelines for eligibility, requirements for application, and stated deadlines for application.
  • Most grants can be submitted only at certain times of the year.
  • For a pre-registration look at the Grant Portal site, go HERE.
  • For a pre-regisration look at the Individual Artist Grant Portal site go HERE.

Step 2: Create an account

  • Click the log on button below that takes you to the Arkansas Arts Council’s Online Grant Portal.
  • Select one log on email address and password to be used for all your submissions. Enter the information.
  • Create a New Account if you are a first-time applicant. You will need your personal contact information, your organization’s contact information—including its EIN/Tax ID number and its DUNS listing—along with contact information for your organization’s Executive Director, if that person is different from the person creating the account.
  • Log on if you have already created an account.

Step 3: Complete the Online Grant Application

  • Once your account is created, the account dashboard will be displayed on screen every time you log on.
  • Your dashboard will allow you to edit your contact information, select available grants, begin the application process, access application drafts and submitted applications, and view the evaluation process as it progresses. Each created account maintains a history of all applications within that account.

Step 4: Reviewing your Application

  • Applications cannot be submitted online after the stated deadline.
  • Submitted applications are reviewed by Arkansas Arts Council staff or invited panelists. These grant recommendations are further reviewed by Arkansas Arts Council members. During this process, the Arts Council staff may contact you for additional information.

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