CACHE seeks to provide wrap-around professional development programs to assist artists, nonprofits, for-profits, and arts administrators to advance creative and business management skills, careers, and organizations.

Develop the region economically

Innovate alongside other industries and networks

ARt Connect

A two year professional development program for NWA arts and culture organizations, to deepen their impact and support organizational development

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In partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, CACHE is co-hosting this first of its kind in NWA professional development program for small to midsize arts and culture organizations. Using a combination of peer learning, coaching / mentorship

In partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, CACHE is co-hosting this first of its kind in NWA professional development program for small to midsize arts and culture organizations. Using a combination of peer learning, coaching / mentorship and workshops, the program is designed for a cohort of 10 organizations and focused on diversity, equity and inclusion practices, strengthening organizational effectiveness and sustainability and amplifying an arts ecosystem that supports the wider community.


THE FIRST COHORT OF ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE

Arts Resource Desk

Resources, group-based learning and one-on-one consulting for artists and organizations around artistic and business needs

Contact: simone@cachecreate.org

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ARD will connect the local field with national learning opportunities, aggregate and share funding and

creative opportunities and act as a key connector for the arts and culture community.

Bridge Fund Grant

Grant opportunities for small to mid-sized Northwest Arkansas arts and culture nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

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In April 2020, The Bridge Fund for small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits, supported through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, provided $500,000 in grants to 24 arts and culture nonprofits across Northwest Arkansas impacted by COVID-19. Grant recipients

In April 2020, The Bridge Fund for small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits, supported through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, provided $500,000 in grants to 24 arts and culture nonprofits across Northwest Arkansas impacted by COVID-19. Grant recipients had a unique opportunity to reimagine their future, rejuvenate their work and rethink their audiences’ needs. Many of the grantee organizations serve the region’s most vulnerable communities, and it’s critical to support them as they stabilize and plan for the future.

Contracting Support: CARES Act

Support for arts & culture artists and nonprofit organizations to navigate the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


In partnership with the NWA Council and Mary Beth Brooks at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, CACHE provided webinars and support for arts & culture nonprofit organizations

and artists / creatives to navigate the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Artist INC

Training seminars for for 25 NWA-based professional artists focused on building business skills to support and sustain careers

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Contracting Support: Artist 360

A platform for Northwest Arkansas artists
to succeed and grow

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