Nominate an Artist

The nomination deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018. 

Is Your Nominee Eligible for 2019?

  • 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.
  • An independent panel of professionals in the field of craft will make the selection.
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*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.*

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) Because the upload box only allows one form, you will need to scan all of the letters of support into one pdf document before you send it.

After you click the submit button, please wait for the confirmation page to appear. Do not close the browser window, the form is uploading your file attachments in the background. Larger files/Slower Internet connections will take longer to upload the files.






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


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