Artists 360 Applications Now Open


Artists 360 Grants Serve Northwest Arkansas Artists

Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, announces open applications for our second year of grants, designed to identify and elevate the Northwest Arkansas area’s leading artists. Grants of $7,500 for practicing artist projects and $1,500 for student artists will be accompanied by learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurship skills and build sustainable creative practices and connections to a dynamic regional artist network. Eligible are those living in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington.

Artists 360 is a three-year pilot program, beginning its second year, that will serve a total of sixty individual artists from the Northwest Arkansas area by 2021. The first Artist 360 artist cohort is twenty practicing and student artists, granted a total of $114,000 to further their work from the four counties of Benton, Carroll, Sebastian, and Washington. For a full list of artists and projects, including descriptions, bios, and images, visit the Artists 360 site.

For those interested in applying for the second year of grants, eligibility information and project categories are all here. Outreach sessions will be held to provide program information and answer questions for interested participants. Follow the website and Facebook for future outreach session announcements.