Grant Applications


About Grant Applications

The Arkansas Arts Council administers both federal and state funds to provide financial aid and state arts grants for programs and services benefiting organizations, Arkansas schools, and Arkansas artists. Federal funds are appropriated by Congress to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) which in turn grants funds to the Arkansas Arts Council. State funds for grants and programs are appropriated by the Arkansas General Assembly. Grant monies from the Arkansas Arts Council are awarded annually.

We recommend that applicants speak with the appropriate Grant Program Manager before submitting any Arkansas Arts Council grant application. For further information, contact the Arkansas Arts Council at (501) 324-9766 or email Jess Anthony at [email protected].

Grant applications and instructions for Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) are now available online.


Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.