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Literary Arts Fellowships available through Arkansas Arts Council

The Arkansas Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of its Individual Artist Fellowship awards! Up to nine fellowships may be awarded to Arkansas artists. Each fellowship is $4,000.

This year’s categories are:

Literary Arts – Screenwriting                 

Performing Arts – Theatre Director                

Visual Arts – Painting, except for works on paper

The deadline to apply is April 10. Applications are available online at

The Arkansas Arts Council awards fellowships annually as a way to recognize and encourage creative excellence. The fellowships enable selected artists to devote more time and energy to creating and mastering their arts and crafts.

Categories change each year to allow the Arkansas Arts Council to recognize a broad range of artists.

For more information, or to apply for a fellowship, visit our website at or contact Robin McClea, artist services program manager, at 501-324-9348 or at

About the Arkansas Arts Council

The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, advances the arts in Arkansas by providing services and supporting arts endeavors that encourage and assist literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. In addition, the Arkansas Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs. Other divisions are the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Old State House Museum. Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and the National Endowment for the Arts. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

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