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 send an email.

Check out our Current Arkansas Arts Council Grant Recipients.

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

Heritage Resources Grant Program

The Heritage Resources Grant Program is designed to promote participation in the goals of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and to foster lasting contributions to the preservation and promotion of Arkansas heritage. This grant program is made possible by appropriation(s) from the Arkansas General Assembly.

Click here for Grant Program Goals and Application Guidelines


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.