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Fayetteville, AR

Call for Art Activations

The City of Fayetteville’s Arts and Culture Division is seeking proposals from artists and performers to implement a variety of art activations during October, November and December 2022 within the Lower Ramble—a recently completed section of the cultural arts corridor project.

Artists will be awarded $500 for each activation + up to $350 to cover materials.

Submissions are being accepted from all disciplines, but there is a particular interest in funding projects in the following categories:

  • Performance/Music (Music, theatre, dance, storytelling, soundscapes, pop-up performances, happenings, etc.)
  • Education (Interactive or participatory projects)
  • Visual Art (Painting, sculpture, collage, digital. fabric arts, kinetic, etc.)
  • Wellness/Fitness (Yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.)

Applications will be reviewed after 12PM on Oct. 15 and Nov. 1

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NW Arkansas

Community Activators

Artists 360 recently awarded $214,000 in grants to twenty-six artists located across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. This included the selection of five artists chosen to receive Community Activator grants of $15,000 each. Lakisha Bradley, Karen Castleman, Brody Parrish Craig, Tomoko Kashiwagi, and Blake Worthey were selected to launch the following projects focused on community engagement:

  • Bradley’s project, The Hope Station, will transform a bus stop into safe space in collaboration with Ozark Regional Transit and local art partners.
  • Castleman’s project, Dance Chance NWA Season 2, gives emerging and established choreographers in Northwest Arkansas a platform to present new works.
  • Craig’s project, Trans Joy IS: An Arkansas Community Zine, is produced in partnership with Maxmiliano Oliver Calabotta and centers the Arkansas TGNC community to create a zine publication responding to the prompt “Trans Joy IS”.
  • Kashiwagi’s project, Chamber Music Society of Northwest Arkansas, brings people of all ages and musical backgrounds together to experience chamber music.
  • Worthey’s project, “The Porch in Springdale,” is a community-based gathering around food and art.

Artists 360 has directed $770,000 to 112 artists across Northwest Arkansas over the past five years thanks to philanthropic support from Steuart Walton and Tom Walton through the Walton Family Foundation.

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NW Arkansas

Jobs Board Activated

Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Council recently launched a community job board for Northwest Arkansas Arts + Culture nonprofits and creative businesses. The board currently features over 50 open positions across the region, check it out!

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