What's New

What's New

Fellowships Available for Arkansas Artists

Arkansas Arts Council - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Arkansas Arts Council is now accepting applications for its Individual Artist Fellowships. Click HERE to apply. Deadline to submit an application is April 14, 2017. The Individual Artist Fellowships are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual artists. Awarded annually, these fellowships recognize the artistic creative excellence of the recipients' work and enable the selected artists to devote more time and energy to creating their art and mastering their craft. Funding categories change each year. Up to nine fellowships of $4,000 may be awarded.   Read More

Tickets On Sale for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, January 30, 2017

Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Arts Council will present the Governor’s Arts Awards at a ceremony and luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased HERE on our website. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 3. Questions: Email Cheri Leffew or call (501) 324-9766.  Read More

Meet Our New Director

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, January 30, 2017

We would like to welcome Patrick Ralston, who has taken the reins as the new director of the Arkansas Arts Council. Marian Boyd, who has served as the interim director, has taken on a new role as interim director of Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.  Read More

2017 Small Works on Paper Artists Announced

Arkansas Arts Council - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Congratulations to the 36 Arkansas artists who were selected for the 2017 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition! Click HERE to view the list of artists.  Read More

South Arkansas Grant Writing Workshop Set for December 7

Arkansas Arts Council - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

As part of our GET SMART! learning series, we are pleased to present a workshop led by Arkansas Arts Council staff that will assist arts organizations with the grant writing process. The workshop will cover topics such as the basics of project development, writing a narrative, creating a budget, researching funding sources, and grant reporting. In addition, the staff will offer information about the Arts Council's grant programs and the online grant portal.   Read More

2017 Governor's Arts Awards Recipients Announced

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, October 31, 2016

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards. Through the Governor’s Arts Awards program, the Arkansas Arts Council has been annually recognizing individuals and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas for 26 years.  Read More

Small Works on Paper in Hope

Arkansas Arts Council - Thursday, October 27, 2016

The 2016 Small Works on Paper visual art exhibition will open Monday, Nov. 7, in Hempstead Hall at the University of Arkansas at Hope on 2500 S. Main Street. The show will be on display through November 17. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.   Read More

Call for Artists: Join Our Arts on Tour Roster

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, October 03, 2016

We are currently seeking performing artists, visual artists and art groups to apply for the 2017-2018 Arts on Tour Artist Roster. Deadline to apply for the roster is Friday, October 21. Click HERE to submit an application.  Read More

Grant Writing Workshop Set for October 26

Arkansas Arts Council - Friday, September 30, 2016

As part of our GET SMART! learning series, we are pleased to present a workshop led by Arkansas Arts Council staff that will assist arts organizations and artists with the process of completing Arkansas Arts Council grant applications, budgets, and reports. In addition, the workshop will offer information on Foundant, the Arkansas Arts Council's online grant portal.  Read More

Art of Leadership Workshop Set for October 19

Arkansas Arts Council - Friday, September 30, 2016

As part of our GET SMART! learning series, we are pleased to present:  Read More