Artists 360 Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, returns for its sixth year. From May 1 to June 28, applications are open for four categories of grants to artists in Northwest Arkansas. Interested applicants are invited to attend one of five free information sessions. Since 2018, the Artists 360 program has partnered with the Walton Family Foundation to award $770,000 to 112 Northwest Arkansas artists. Now in its sixth year, Artists 360 elevates the talented artists of Northwest Arkansas by providing grant funding and professional development opportunities to individual artists of all disciplines in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian and Washington. Artists 360 offers six $1,500 student grants, 14 $7,500 project grants, five $15,000 Community Activator grants, and one $25,000 Creative Impact Award. The grant awards also include learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills, build enduring careers, and create a network of leading regional artists in Northwest Arkansas. Applications for the 2023-24 grant cycle open on May 1 and close on June 28. Information: artists360.art. Little Sprouts “Little Sprouts” is a botanically themed, interactive story and activity time for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. There are two 40-minute sessions held every Wednesday from May 3 to Oct. 26 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. The 9:30 a.m. session is geared toward infants to 2 years old, and the 10:30 am session is geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. To kick off the season, May 3 will be themed “Your Garden.” As well as […]
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