What's New

What's New

Louise Halsey Selected as 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure

Arkansas Arts Council - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If you ask Louise Halsey when her weaving career began, she'll tell you it started when she was only five years old. “I was an avid maker of potholders and God’s Eyes,” she said with a smile. Offi ... Read More

Evaluate Your Evaluation Process

Arkansas Arts Council - Thursday, April 13, 2017

As part of our GetSmART! learning series, we are pleased to offer a workshop for arts organizations called "Evaluating Your Arts Programs: An Introduction." Evaluation helps you to improve th ... Read More

Small Works on Paper in North Little Rock

Arkansas Arts Council - Monday, April 03, 2017

The 2017 Small Works on Paper visual art exhibition is on display at the William F. Laman Library at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock through April 28. An opening reception will be held on  ... Read More

How Federal NEA Dollars Are Used to Support State Arts Organizations and Arts Education Programs

Arkansas Arts Council - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Today, Arkansas Arts Council Executive Director Patrick L. Ralston released this statement about the elimination of federal arts funding in the president’s proposed budget for Federal Fiscal Year  ... Read More

Accessibility Workshop Scheduled for April 17

Arkansas Arts Council - Thursday, March 16, 2017

As part of our GetSmART! learning series, we are pleased to present, in collaboration with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a workshop designed for cultural organizations, museums, and theater ... Read More

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 (/aac-grants/grants-individual-artist-fellowship) to apply. Deadline to submit an applicat ... 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 Ma ... 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  ... 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 (/Programs/Small-Works-On-Paper/home) touring exhibition! Click HERE (/Programs/Small-Works-On-Paper/ ... 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  ... Read More