NONPROFIT + ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

ARt Connect

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

In 2020 and 2021, CACHE distributed a total of $750,000 through The Bridge Fund to thirty small and mid-sized Northwest Arkansas arts and culture nonprofits. Supported through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, the funding provided support for organizations to rethink their audience needs, reimagine their future, and develop long-term strategies around operations, infrastructure and creative production in response to the ongoing and dramatic changes within the arts and culture sector due to COVID-19. Many of the grantee organizations serve the region’s most vulnerable communities, and it was critical to support them as they stabilized and planned for the future.

THE FIRST COHORT OF ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE

Bridge Fund Grant

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

In 2020 and 2021, CACHE distributed a total of $750,000 through The Bridge Fund to thirty small and mid-sized Northwest Arkansas arts and culture nonprofits. Supported through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, the funding provided support for organizations to rethink their audience needs, reimagine their future, and develop long-term strategies around operations, infrastructure and creative production in response to the ongoing and dramatic changes within the arts and culture sector due to COVID-19. Many of the grantee organizations serve the region’s most vulnerable communities, and it was critical to support them as they stabilized and planned for the future.

Year of Learning

Stay tuned, CACHE is excited to announce ongoing learning opportunities

In January, CACHE held Art of Fundraising, a series of free, virtual workshops that focused on key techniques for small to midsize nonprofits with little to zero development and fundraising staff. Topics included: Grantwriting 101, Supporting BIPOC-identified Fundraising Arts Professionals, and Collaboration & Mentorship. Over 150 attendees connected with local, regional and national leaders to learn together.

View the recorded sessions

On March 10th at 10:30am, in partnership with NWACC’s Spring Arts and Culture Festival, CACHE is presenting Artists at the Table, a conversation around artist empowerment and collaboration throughout the design process of The Jones Center’s campus revision project. This virtual panel is free, open to the public and part of CACHE’s Year of Learning series.

Join the panel conversation