Artists 360 program returns for fifth year, applications open May 1

2021 grant winner photos by Kat Wilson Photography

The Artists 360 program, which provides grants for local artists, will return for a fifth year when the application period opens next month.

The Mid-America Arts Alliance program is made possible from support by the Walton Family Foundation. Its aim is to identify and elevate the region’s leading artists.

The program began in 2018 as a three-year pilot that provded grants to 60 artists of all disciplines. It was renewed and expanded to include additional grants in 2021.

The program provides grants of $7,500 to 14 practicing professional artists, and $1,500 grants to six student artists. It also provides five $15,000 Community Activator Grants for artists or artist-led collectives, and a $25,000 Creative Impact Award to an individual artist in the region.

This year’s program will also include a series of free professional development workshops and information sessions, which will feature tips on grant writing and the submission process.

Applications open on May 1 and run through June 30, 2022. Artists must live in either Benton County, Carroll County, Crawford County Sebastian County or Washington County to be eligible for a grant.

Those interested in applying should visit for more information.

» See 2018 grant winners

» See 2019 grant winners

» See 2020 grant winners

» See 2021 grant winners

Development Workshop Schedule

– May 15, 5:30 p.m. – Bailey Center, Mount Sequoyah, 150 N. Skyline Dr., Fayetteville (register)
– May 18, 12 p.m. – Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 N. Main Street, Eureka Springs (register)
– May 18, 5:30 p.m. – Arts on Main, 415 Main Street, Van Buren (register)
– May 19, 5:30 p.m. – CACHE Studios, 1004 SE 5th Street, Bentonville (register)
– May 26, 12 p.m. – Virtual General Info Session (register)
– June 16, 4 p.m. – Virtual General Info Session (register)