Grants + Opportunities

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Applications due May 18, 2022

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

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FORMAT Festival Gateway Design Submission

Submissions due May 18, 2022

FORMAT seeks proposals from Arkansas-based artists for an entryway gate to the festival site, a natural landing strip enclosed by a ravine and wooded hills, located five minutes from downtown Bentonville. The gate will be the first touchpoint for visitors to the festival, and should represent the vibrant artistic spirit of the region, placing the chosen artist’s work in dialogue with projects by some of the most respected and well-known artists in the world. Artists are asked to create designs that can be affixed to a scaffolding archway, which the festival producer (C3 Presents) will fabricate and install based on the artist’s design.

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MAP Fund Grant

Submissions due at 7:00pm E.T. on May 27, 2022

Since 1989, MAP has invested in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining, and co-creating a more equitable and vibrant society. In partnership with other philanthropies, MAP provides project funding, general operating support, and coaching services to artists. We’ve distributed over $34 million dollars to more than 1,400 projects at the forefront of re-imagining inherited models of artistic production, cultural paradigms, and related practices.

This year, MAP will make a significant $2.6M+ dollar investment in the performance sector. 85 grantees will receive a $25,000 grant for the creation and development of new, live performance projects and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant.

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Artists 360

Applications due June 30, 2022

Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, is a program providing grant funding and professional development opportunities to individual artists of all disciplines in the Arkansas counties of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Sebastian, and Washington.

Offering six $1,500 student grants, fourteen $7,500 project grants, five $15,000 Community Activator grants, and one $25,000 Creative Impact Award to artists in 2022, Artists 360 includes learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills, build sustainable careers and create a network of leading regional artists in Northwest Arkansas.

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Scholarships to the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Arkansas Chapter

Applications due August 31, 2022

The CACHE Young Professional Scholarship is open to fundraisers, development, executive, or administrative nonprofit personnel under the age of 30 whose work contributes to the Northwest Arkansas arts, culture, and creativity sectors and will pay or reimburse for one annual membership.

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Learning + Development


Schedule coming soon!
1:1s are appointments for NWA-based artists, creative businesses and arts & culture nonprofits to discuss topics including, but not limited to:

  • Connectivity and collaboration opportunities within the NWA creative marketplace
  • Organizational development (governance, community engagement, finance)
  • Artistic and professional development
  • Writing and editing assistance for RFPs, RFQs, grants and proposals
  • Creative project and program ideation
  • Communications and marketing
  • Online creative content development

YOLO: Year of Learning + Outreach

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities with YOLO

As part of YOLO, CACHE held the first talk in the series Artists in Conversation: Expanding community one conversation at a time with Sarah Hearn and Brioch at Pink House Alchemy.
Sarah Hearn is an interdisciplinary visual artist and researcher. Through explorations of biological life and natural phenomena, the artist’s work inhabits two realms- one grounded in studies of life on planet earth, and another hovering in a hazy atmosphere of science fiction.
Brioch is a visual artist, educator, and activist born & raised in the sister cities of El Paso, TX, USA, & Ciudad Juárez, CH, MX. The artist embraces elements of abstraction to sharpen her unerring focus on reality and the contrasts of her binational landscape. Brioch is also an artist in residence at CACHE Artist Studios in Bentonville, AR.