What's New

What's New

Come Celebrate and Learn with Us!

Arkansas Arts Council - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What’s Up at a Glance?

  • GetSmART! Learning Series, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 28
  • Arkansas Territory Bicentennial Celebration, 9-1 p.m. March 1 
  • Governor’s Arts Awards, 12-1:30 p.m. March 12 
  • Poetry Out Loud, 10 a.m. March 16 
  • GetSmART! Learning Series, 10-3 p.m. March 22 

Governor's Arts Awards, March 12

Come Celebrate and Learn with Us!

Get ready to network, learn social-media marketing, get grant-writing tips and honor Arkansas artists!

Our next GetSmART! Learning Series event will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Department of Arkansas Heritage. This is a great chance for artists to network and get tips on our programs and opportunities, including our Individual Fellowship program.

Nine artists in three categories have a chance to earn $4,000 each with an individual grant fellowship. The application deadline is April 12.

We will serve light refreshments and let artists meet and learn from each other. Don’t miss out! The event is free but requires a reservation. Visit our Facebook page for more information and join the online discussions! Or, reserve tickets directly on Eventbrite.

Arkansas Territory Seal, Arkansas State ArchivesOn March 1, we will be part of the Arkansas Territory Bicentennial Celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State Capitol. Come listen to Clarke Buehling and the Ozark Highballers, folk musicians on our Arts on Tour Roster. Come see historical exhibits, grab a poster of a territory map and get a piece of cake. The Arkansas State Archives, our sister division, is putting together the celebration. Find out more on their Facebook page.

Also, in March, we will honor Governor’s Arts Awards recipients during a noon luncheon ceremony Tuesday, March 12, at the Governor’s Mansion. Recipients will each receive a special award designed and made by artist Gailen Hudson, of Springdale.

The luncheon is $35 and requires reservations. Seats are already filling up, so don’t delay! Find out more via our event page or reserve your tickets directly via Eventbrite.

Come see high school students compete in the annual state-level Poetry Out Loud competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Argenta Community Theater. This is a chance to support young artists and arts in education! The event is free. Check out more on our event page.

Brenda Long Mauldin, owner of Grant Writing & Development ConsultingWe also will hold a grant-writing workshop for individual artists and organizations! This GetSmART! event is perfect for those who are new to finding, researching and writing grant proposals. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch. Reserve a spot by March 18! Or learn more via our Facebook event page.

Come learn about fundraising during another workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. Then, on April 23, we will hold another GetSmART! event to teach artists how best to use social media marketing and to increase technical, social-media platform skills.

Lauren Farabough, a social media marketing professional with Team SI in Little Rock, will present best practices for using social media, and two professional artists will talk about what works for them. Details are still being arranged, so check back with us.

Our events won’t stop there! We are putting together a business planning session for artists on May 11, and we are planning to celebrate our new Arkansas Living Treasure on May 2!

So, keep an eye out for all our events, workshops and programs and support the arts in Arkansas!

GetSmART! Learning Series