Available Grants

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

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.

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AIE Arts Curriculum Project

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. 

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AIE Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grants

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.

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AIE In-School 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. 

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AIE Mini-Grants

AIE Mini-Grants

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 Roster. 

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Arts On Tour Grant

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.

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Collaborative Project Support

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 collaborative component.

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Expansion Arts Program

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.

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General Operating Support

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.

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Individual Artist Fellowship

Individual Artist Fellowship

Awards grants to individual artists in recognition of their artistic abilities. 

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Major Arts Partners

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.

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Sally A. Williams Artist Fund

Sally A. Williams Artist Fund

Awards assistance grants to help individual artists with expenses incurred while pursuing professional development. 

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