Artist 360 Grant Awarded

Photo by Kat Wilson

So excited to announce that I was selected for an Artist 360 grant through the Mid-Amerca Arts Alliance. I was one of two students who were selected for the Visual Arts category. I’m sharing this honor with Olivia Fredricks.

The Award for students is $1,500 and includes a workshop retreat to help develop a professional understanding of this region and how the arts will play a central role. This award was made possible by the Walton Family Foundation. 

More information can be found here:

An explanation of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and its goals:

Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, is proud to announce the twenty artist recipients of its inaugural project and student awards. Twenty practicing and student artists will be granted a total of $114,000 to further their work in the flourishing Northwest Arkansas area arts community, representing the four counties of Benton, Carroll, Sebastian, and Washington. These artists represent a diversity of communities, a range of Northwest Arkansas educational institutions, and a wide scope of disciplines and projects. A Walton Family Foundation grant recommended by Steuart Walton and Tom Walton allows Artists 360 to provide these direct grants, as well as professional development services for the artists.

Todd Stein, President and CEO of Mid-America Arts Alliance, said, “The Artists 360 program was designed to identify and elevate the Northwest Arkansas area’s leading artists and to address critical gaps in support by providing the funding, professional development, and networking opportunities needed for them to thrive. We are deeply impressed by the depth of talent and range of artistic expression in the region as reflected in these artists, and the contributions they make in their respective communities. We are honored to invest in their work and careers.”

Artists 360 is a three-year pilot program that will serve a total of sixty individual artists from the Northwest Arkansas area by 2021. These selected artists will receive cash awards, in addition to professional development support services. The first professional development convening will take place October 12–14.

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