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Social Hour builds upon CACHE’s commitment to promote relationship-building across NWA


Springdale, AR — CACHE announces Social Hour, a new program gathering arts administrators—current and aspiring—for an hour-ish of food, drinks, conversation, and community development. Each event will focus on a different part of Northwest Arkansas’ creative workforce.

Since 2019, CACHE has been dedicated to strengthening Northwest Arkansas’s arts and culture industry, providing state-level and national arts data and research, free resources and professional development workshops through the YOLO series, and offering accessible and safe spaces for creatives to develop and exhibit work at The Medium. CACHE is excited to build on this momentum with a commitment to convene the arts community more than ever.


"When folks gather around good food and get to know each other better, organic momentum and collaboration is sure to follow. This is what Social Hour is all about, low-stakes, informal opportunities for arts professionals to hang out, meet someone or learn something new, and be inspired,” said Kelsey Howard, Director of Arts Services and Strategic Partnerships.

Social Hour will continue throughout 2024. Winter and early Spring events are below. Each of the following will be held at The Medium, CACHE’s Downtown Springdale creative hub.


  • January 27, 2024, 10 am - 12 pm
    Dance administrators
    *In partnership with NWA Movement Hub

  • January 29, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
    Arts Leaders in City Government

  • February 12, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
    Visual Arts administrators

  • February 26, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
    Music administrators

  • March 4, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
    Arts Leaders in Communications and Marketing

  • April 15, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
    Emerging Professionals

  • April 22, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
    Theatre administrators

Attendance is free and registration is encouraged. Visit for full details and registration information.


CACHE was formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting and developing the region’s arts, culture, and creative communities. CACHE brings cohesive vision and strategy to the region’s organic creative activities, uplifting local artists, the nonprofit sector, municipal leadership, creative industries, and arts philanthropy and investments. CACHE programs include The Medium, Arts and Economic Prosperity 6, the Municipal Arts Alliance, Year of Learning & Outreach (YOLO), and the Artists Creative Fund. Learn more at