Inaugural Full Circle Showcase June 12


Artists 360 Full Circle Showcase Event Will Feature Fourteen Northwest Arkansas Artists

The inaugural Full Circle Showcase is a free, public event highlighting the talented artists of the Artists 360 program and taking place at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, provides grants and professional development opportunities for artists in Northwest Arkansas, and it has awarded eighty-six artists a total of $556,000 in the four years of the program’s existence. Through a series of short talks and performances, fourteen of these artist alumni will share their work and recent developments in their artistic practices. Artists 360 is made possible through philanthropic support from Steuart Walton and Tom Walton through the Walton Family Foundation.

The following artists will present their creative work and artistic journeys in their own words in an engaging and inspirational short-presentation format.

The showcase will also feature performances by

Full Circle coincides with the open applications for the fifth cohort for the Artists 360 program in Northwest Arkansas. For this fifth iteration, Artists 360 combines $214,000 in grantmaking with professional development to strengthen the careers of individual artists of all disciplines in the five Northwest Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington. Offering six $1,500 student grants, fourteen $7,500 project grants, five $15,000 Community Activator grants, and one $25,000 Creative Impact Award to artists in 2022, Artists 360 includes learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills, build sustainable careers, and create a network of leading regional artists.

Applications for the Artists 360 program, including nominations for the Creative Impact Award, are open now through June 30, 2022. For more information about the program, grant categories, and application criteria, please visit