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Applications for Two Mini-Grants Open Sept. 1

Arkansas Arts Council - Wednesday, August 07, 2019


The Arkansas Arts Council will begin accepting applications for two of its mini-grant programs Sept. 1.

Arts in Education and Arts for Lifelong Learning mini-grants will open and continue until funding is spent or until Aug. 31, 2020, whichever happens first. Both grants provide funding for residency programs that occur between Oct. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.

Applications are available at http://www.arkansasarts.org/Grants/Available-Grants/home.

The Arts in Education Mini-Grant program provides funding for pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade schools and community organizations and are meant to bring artists listed on the Arts in Education Artist Roster into the classroom or into after-school or summer programs that present hands-on, curriculum-based or character-centered artist residency programs. The residencies may last up to 10 days. The Arts in Education Artist Roster is a list of professional Arkansas artists of all disciplines who have been selected by an independent panel to participate in Arts in Education residency programs.

The Arts in Education Mini-Grant program will allow schools and organizations the opportunity to present professional development workshops for educators in curriculum-based arts activities either in conjunction with, or instead of, artist residencies. Applicants must show a 1:1 ratio match of cash.

The Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grant program enriches the lives of adults of all experience levels, ages and abilities through quality arts learning experiences. This program provides funding for eligible institutions that wish to host a residency program, which may last up to 10 days, using artists listed on the Arts in Education Artist Roster.

Arts activities that include multi-generational populations are especially encouraged. Community-based or governmental organizations and institutions, whether they be facilities or organizations for elders, hospitals, counseling or rehabilitation centers, social service agencies, prisons or detention centers or organizations that provide facilities and/or guidance for disabled adults, are encouraged to participate in this program.

Institutions of higher education, as well as museums, libraries and community centers that offer educational programming for adult populations, are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must show a 1:1 ratio match of cash.

For more information, contact the Arts in Education program manager at 501-324-9769.