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February 21, 2017

Arkansas Arts Council seeks fellowship applicants

This article was published February 17, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is accepting applications for its Individual Artist Fellowships.

The Individual Artist Fellowships annually recognize individual artistic ability and creative excellence to encourage the continuing artistic development of the selected recipients, a news release said. To be eligible for a fellowship, an artist must be at least 25 years old and must have been an Arkansas resident for at least one year at the time of application. Recipients are selected by a panel of arts professionals.

"Investing in and retaining talented Arkansas artists is an investment in our state's creative economy," said Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. "Through its fellowship program, the Arkansas Arts Council is fulfilling a part of its mission to encourage literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. I encourage all eligible artists to apply."

Up to nine Individual Artist Fellowships worth $4,000 each will be awarded to artists in the following categories:

• Literary Arts -- Writing of Creative Nonfiction.

• Performing Arts -- Cinematic Arts, Director of Narrative or Documentary Film.

• Visual Arts -- Contemporary Craft.

Call Robin McClea at 501-324-9348 or email robin.mcclea@arkansas.gov for more information.

Applications are available at http://www.arkansasarts.org. The deadline to apply is April 14.

Entertainment on 02/17/2017
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