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AIE Mini-Grants Open

Arkansas Arts Council - Friday, September 07, 2018


LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting applications for mini-grant proposals that bring art-learning programs to communities statewide.

“Arts in Education and Lifelong Learning mini-grants are excellent ways for schools, nonprofit organizations and other entities to bring arts-based programming, which may otherwise not be provided, into their curriculum,” said Patrick Ralston, Arkansas Arts Council, executive director. “It’s a unique experience for children and adults to learn and interact with our diversely disciplined and talented group of artists on our Roster. The short-term residencies and funding cap for these programs allow the Arkansas Arts Council to reach more participants who may not be able to use our major grants due to higher cash-match requirements.”

The Arts in Education Mini-Grant Program is designed to ensure arts are an integral part of the educational process and enrich the lives of adults and children of all experience levels and abilities. Each mini-grant provides up to $1,000 for eligible institutions to host one to 10-day residency programs with professional artists in the Arts in Education Roster, available at www.arkansasarts.org.

The Roster lists Arkansas artists of all disciplines who have been selected by an independent panel to participate in Arts in Education residency programs.

Applicants can submit proposals beginning Sept. 1 for projects that occur Oct. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019. Funding is limited, so applications will be taken until the money is spent.

The grant requires matching funding and is for organizations, agencies and facilities including hospitals, counseling or rehabilitation centers, social service agencies, prisons or detention centers, facilities for disabled adults, institutions of higher education, museums and libraries.

For more information, contact Kim Davis, Arts in Education program manager, at 501-324-9769 or email [email protected]