Artists 360 gives artists from the Greater Northwest Arkansas area a platform to succeed and grow.
Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, provides grant funding and professional development opportunities to individual artists of all disciplines in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington.
Thanks to the extended support of the Walton Family Foundation, over the next iteration of Artists 360, $600,000 will be awarded through direct grants to artists, including $7,500 to each professional artist and $1,500 to student artists. Two additional granting categories will debut this year: Community Activator Grants will provide $15,000 awards to four artists or artist-led collectives yearly, and the Creative Impact Award will award $25,000 annually to an individual artist in the region. Additionally, artists will receive expanded opportunities to share their work with the community and other direct support services.
With these direct grants, the Artists 360 program offers intensive professional development for twenty artists annually through cohort-based training, one-on-one coaching sessions, peer networking opportunities, retreats for participants and alumni, and a new showcase event of artists. Grantmaking paired with cohort-based training and peer networking allows artists to dive deeper into projects that otherwise may not be possible.