Nominate an Artist

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure. Nomination deadline is October 21, 2016.

Is Your Nominee Eligible?

  • A nominee must be a craft artist who is a current resident of Arkansas and has lived in the state for at least one year at the time of nomination.
  • Eligible artists must work in a traditional craft form, such as basket weaving, bladesmithing, glassblowing, broom making, doll making, leatherwork, metalsmithing, musical instrument making, pottery, quilt making, toy making, weaving, woodcarving or other functional crafts.
  • Nominees might have exhibited their work at a local and/or national level, taught, lectured or written about their craft as their contribution in maintaining and advancing the art form.
  • Current Arkansas Arts Council members, staff of the Department of Arkansas Heritage or their immediate families, and selection committee members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Posthumous nominations will not be accepted.

For more information on the Arkansas Living Treasure program, contact Robin McClea.

Click HERE to download a printable nomination form, or submit your online nomination below.

* Required



Submit a statement substantiating the nominee’s contribution to his or her craft, using no more than two double-spaced pages. (Acceptable formats: PDF, Word)

Submit two additional letters of support. These may include recommendations from professional folklorists, the artist’s students and community leaders. (Acceptable formats: PDF, Word)

Submit high quality digital photographs of the artist's work . (Acceptable formats: JPEG, TIFF)

Submit newspaper clippings, photographs and magazine articles detailing the artist's life and work. (Acceptable formats: Word, JPEG, TIFF, PDF) *Make sure the file name does not have any spaces, periods, commas, parenthesis, colons, semi-colons, or apostrophes (.,'";:). If the file name has any illegal characters the form will not work.*

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