The following is a list of available grants for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017) along with a brief description of each program
and contact information. For in-depth information and applications, click on the link to access the grant program page.
AIE After-School/Summer Residency
Places professional artists in residencies outside the school environment, school day or school year. The settings include after-school and summer programs
and can be located in community centers, low income housing projects, juvenile facilities, social service centers, parks/recreation programs, boys and
girls clubs and other community-based or governmental organizations and institutions.
AIE Arts Curriculum Project
Awarded to help support special projects that foster the inclusion of the arts in school curriculum. Arts in Education Roster artists or outside consultants
may be used to provide special expertise.
AIE Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grants
Short-term residencies of up to 10 days where professional artists listed on the AIE roster provide hands-on arts activities for adult populations in community-based
or governmental organizations and institutions. An in-service workshop may also be included in the mini-residency program.
AIE In-School Residency Program
Places professional artists in residencies during the school day or school year at specific school sites or in conjunction with other not-for-profit community
or government organizations and institutions. These residencies may last from 10 days to the entire school year.
The Arts in Education Mini-Grants are short-term residencies of up to 10 days where professional artists provide curriculum-based arts activities in a
school environment or other location, or provide a teachers’ professional development workshop. Artists must be selected from the Arts in Education Artist
Arts On Tour Grant
Pays 40 percent of the artist fee for performances and exhibitions by musicians and visual artists listed on the Arts on Tour Artist Roster. Not-for-profit
presenting organizations including schools, festivals, libraries and churches are eligible to apply.
Collaborative Project Support
Designed to assist Arkansas chartered not-for-profits or 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations with the cost of art activities that have an outreach and a
Expansion Arts Program
Assistance is provided for three years to assist new arts organizations and help them develop managerial stability by funding new executive director positions
and providing technical assistance. Eligible organizations include producing or presenting community cultural not-for-profits.
General Operating Support
Designed to help fund administrative expenses for established not-for-profit local arts agencies or single discipline arts organizations with total annual
operating budgets equal to, or greater than $50,000.
Individual Artist Fellowship
Awards grants to individual artists in recognition of their artistic abilities.
Major Arts Partners
The Major Arts Partners (MAP) program funds established not-for-profit local arts agencies or single discipline organizations with a three-year budget average equal to or greater than $1 million.
Sally A. Williams Artist Fund
Awards assistance grants to help individual artists with expenses incurred while pursuing professional development.