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CACHE, the Arkansas Arts Council, and Arkansans for the Arts have partnered to conduct the sixth Art and Economic Prosperity study on behalf of the state of Arkansas. This study, led by Americans for the Arts, demonstrates the significant economic and social benefits that arts and culture bring to their communities, states, and the nation. By measuring arts and culture’s wide-ranging impact, public and private sector leaders can work together to secure funding and arts-friendly policies that shape more vibrant and equitable communities.

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Focus on Identity in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas' Equality Profile


Published by movement advancement project. Photo from NWA Equality

Engage the Future


A look at the growing diversity in Northwest Arkansas. Published by the NWA Council, 2022

Marshallese in Arkansas


Published by the Marshallese Education Initiative, 2023


The Municipal Arts Alliance convenes five municipal governments across Northwest Arkansas in an ongoing dialogue grounded in cultural belonging. Learn more about the program by clicking here.

How Investment in Arts & Culture Leads to a More Successful Bentonville
A Brief Regarding Current State Arts & Culture in Fayetteville

National Data

Why Public Art Matters

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

Americans Speak About the Arts

State of Arkansas Data

Creative Economy State Profiles

NEA Arkansas Fact Sheet


This report is a window into the Creative Exchange Fund’s (CXF) first year, showcasing the artists, community programs, and creative projects that were brought to life at The Medium. CXF offers artists time, money, and free space, allowing them to build audiences and test their ideas. To amplify the diverse range of artistic mediums and space needs, five unique funding opportunities were offered across 12 months.

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The State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report is an annual publication, commissioned by the Northwest Arkansas Council, that serves as a tool for measuring economic performance.

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artlook®  ARKANSAS

artlook® is your one-stop-shop for information on arts education in Northwest Arkansas. With thousands of data points, artlook® provides the information you need to make strategic decisions about expanding the arts in Arkansas public schools.

Walton Arts Center, in partnership with CACHE, has developed this platform to identify where the arts exist and illuminate where the arts are needed. This tool can show you everything from which arts teachers and arts partners are in schools to what arts programming, courses and minutes of instruction is happening where.

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CACHE Canvas 2021 was the inaugural NWA arts, culture & creativity survey seeking to better understand the full range of our beautiful creative ecosystem and what it needs to thrive. Since August 2019, CACHE has listened to the creative community and responded by building platforms and systems for ongoing resiliency.

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