Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, is a three-year pilot program providing grant funding and professional development opportunities to individual artists of all disciplines in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington.
Practicing artists are eligible for $7,500 project grants, and $1,500 grants are available for student artists. All grants will include learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills and build sustainable careers, creating a network of leading regional artists. Artists 360 will reach sixty artists over the course of its first three years.
A Walton Family Foundation grant from Steuart Walton and Tom Walton will allow M-AAA to implement Artists 360, providing $439,500 in direct grants and professional development services for 60 individual artists over the course of its first three years. In elevating this network of local artists, Artists 360 brings value to the greater Northwest Arkansas region overall, creating a place where artists can thrive.