Post your full-time, part-time, internship and apprenticeship opportunities with your organization here! The ideal post contains: a full position description, salary range + benefits, important dates to know, required materials for applying, organization’s website link and/or direct link to announcement, and contact information to your HR or person directing the search. Unpaid positions can be posted on the Volunteer & Unpaid Positions board. As a bonus, CACHE will also repost via our board on the Finding NWA Talent Search site, your may be featured on our bi-weekly CACHE newsletters or shared on our social media. Need help? Contact email@example.com.
Post your independent contract positions here! The ideal post contains: a full description of the project and role(s) needed, payment range, important dates to know, required materials for applying, organization’s website link and/or direct link to announcement, and direct contact information. Unpaid positions can be posted on the Volunteer & Unpaid Positions board. As a bonus, CACHE will also repost via our board on the Finding NWA Talent Search site and may be featured on our bi-weekly CACHE newsletters or social media. Need help? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post your calls for in-kind assistance here! Volunteer and unpaid positions can include, but aren’t limited to, board members, long or short-term assistance in your organization, project or program assistance that require specific skill sets. The ideal post contains: a full description of the volunteer assistance needed, important dates to know, any trainings your organization will give, required materials for applying, organization’s website and/or direct link to the announcement, and direct contact information. As a bonus, CACHE may feature your post on our bi-weekly CACHE newsletters or social media. Need help? Contact email@example.com.
We welcome all arts and culture institutions, private and public funding to post their financial opportunities and residency openings here. CACHE will also update any grant funding as we learn about them or produce them ourselves. The ideal post contains: a full description of the funding or residency opportunity, clear guidelines (especially if it is discipline specific), important dates to know, required materials for applying, organization’s website and/or direct link to the announcement, and direct contact information. As a bonus, CACHE may feature your post on our bi-weekly CACHE newsletters or social media. Need help? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got resources to share? Post them here! The ideal post contains: a full description of the resource(s) offered, cost, clear rental or sales guidelines, and how the rental or sales will be made and delivered, direct link to learn more, and contact information. CACHE will not handle any sales or rentals, but we may provide a space to do safe exchange of the sale or rental. Need help? Contact email@example.com.
Having deep roots in the arts and music, Evan Alvarado seeks to understand life through a creative lens. His mother an artist & videographer, and father a musician, Evan has had lifelong inspiration in crafting his creative abilities. After moving coast-to-coast with his family in pursuing a growing acting/modeling career as a preteen, in 2002 his family decided to finally settle back down in Northwest Arkansas where his parents had previously lived together in their earlier years. Evan has been sharpening his creative skills in Northwest Arkansas since then, and now happily juggles his different passions. Between managing & playing in his reggae band The Irie Lions, owning and running his video/media business AENIMATE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, and now a team member of CACHE--Evan hopes to be a lifelong student of the arts/music/film, and to contribute to the creative consciousness of his community.
Noelia Cerna is a Costa Rican poet and first generation immigrant. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Westminster College in Missouri. In addition to her duties with CACHE, she is also a reader and poetry feedback editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal, an assistant poetry editor for Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, an associate editor for Sibling Rivalry Press, an editor for Nomadic Press, a writing mentor for Pen America’s Prison Writing Mentorship Program and a recent recipient of the PEN America L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship, the board president and director of the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective, and a writer for Powerful Latinas Rising. Her most recent work experiences have been as a corporate proofreader with Ivie & Associates based at Walmart Corporate and a Crisis Intervention Specialist with the Arkansas Crisis Center.
Simone is an independent multidisciplinary theatre-maker in Fayetteville and leads Lotus Rising Theatre, an NWA-based theatre project focused on creatively uplifting Southeast Asian narratives and voices. In her previous positions, Simone has led theatre programs with the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, Marshallese Educational Initiative, A+ Residency, Teen Action Support Center and many other regional partners. Simone has held positions with Trike Theatre, The Artist's Laboratory Theatre, and Art Ventures. Simone received the Interchange Grant 2019 (Mid-America Arts Alliance and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Artist 360 2019 (M-AAA and Walton Family Foundation) and is an Artist Inc 2019 Fellow.
Meghan Dale brings over ten years of arts and media experience to the team, including backgrounds in sports broadcast journalism, freelance film production, and performing arts. A New England transplant, Meghan made her way to Arkansas by way of Louisiana, where she spent 3 years managing production office teams and on-site locations for independent and studio productions. Most recently, she worked in community engagement for Walton Arts Center’s Learning team, coordinating the residency schedules of incoming performing artists. Meghan’s work also focused on creating opportunities for local students, teachers, and life-long learners to engage deeper with the arts. She was the on-site coordinator of Walton Arts Center’s VoiceJam A Cappella Festival, managing logistics, communication, and scheduling of national competitors, judges and educators, as well as international partners. In 2018, Meghan was named to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) class of 30 Under 30.
Jesse moved to NWA from Colorado where he served as the founding director of the Bohemian Foundation’s Music District, a 57,000-square-foot campus for the music industry in Fort Collins and co-wrote the state of Colorado’s music strategy.
Previously, Jesse was a full-time touring rock musician, songwriter and band leader, releasing six albums and performing live 1,200 times over a decade, from SXSW to Lollapalooza with his bands These United States and Ark Life.
Before music recaptured his heart, Jesse wrote books and speeches with economist Richard Florida, co-founded a community nonprofit at the University of Iowa, and helped film a documentary on water rights in southern Mexico and Guatemala. With his company Range Music Ecosystems, Jesse and his co-founder Dr. Bryce Merrill researched and wrote the music strategies for the city of Denver, and brought together international thinkers for the City of Austin, the Biennial of the Americas, and more.
Allyson is an arts administrator, lawyer, and artist from a family of artists with more than 12 years of change management experience in the philanthropic sector. She moved to NWA from Boston where she served as Senior Director, Arts & Culture Program for the Boston Foundation, responsible for creating and implementing the Foundation’s new arts strategy focused on improving diversity, equity and access within Greater Boston’s arts sector.
Prior to Boston, Allyson served as Director of Cultural Grants for the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, managing a portfolio of more than 300 grantees and leading the first restructure of the Cultural Grants program in more than 20 years.
Allyson is a life-long dancer/choreographer who founded and led Chicago-based contemporary dance company Space Movement Project from 2004-2015, co-creating more than 10 original evening length works and touring nationally and internationally.
As a filmmaker, Lisa’s work varies in form from feature-length documentaries to short animation and public art installation. As a selected artist for various awards and grants, Lisa has participated in artist residencies and screened her work internationally, including venues in Hungary, France, the Philippines and Canada.
She has developed curricula and taught filmmaking to all ages, programmed film festivals and served on the board for multiple arts organizations. Lisa mentored hundreds of multidisciplinary artists and currently administers Artist INC, an entrepreneurial program for artists, through Mid-America Arts Alliance and CACHE.
In 2016, Lisa co-produced “Beyond Belief,” a digital storytelling project through the Association of Independents in Radio and Kansas City PBS. She recently completed the feature film “In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction”, the first film to win the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award.
Lisa has 20 years of experience as a generative artist and arts administrator committed to diversity and representation.
Kelsey Howard is a world traveler at heart who’s grateful to call Siloam Springs, AR home. After teaching English in South Korea, Kelsey received the Rotary District 6110 Ralph R. Kirchner Award, which funded her graduate studies in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London) with a specialization in British architecture. She has worked at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, the Scott Family Amazeum children’s museum in Bentonville, John Brown University in Siloam Springs as an adjunct professor teaching Art History, and was most recently the Executive Director of Main Street Siloam Springs. In the last several years, she’s had the privilege to combine her love of public art with enhancing historic downtown spaces; she was recently honored with the Main Street Arkansas Outstanding Director award of 2018-2019. Kelsey currently sits on the governor-appointed Arkansas Historic Preservation Review Committee to protect our state’s historic buildings.
A Springdale resident for 13 years, Sam has helped to start many NWA cultural groups, specifically STITCHES in Springdale, LatinX Theater Project, The Station in Springdale and other projects. He is a multidisciplinary artist that creates space and events for people to celebrate.
Maximiliano Perez is a community organizer and non-profit manager that has been involved in Northwest Arkansas' art scene working with regional organizations and DIY partners of various mediums since 2015. He got his start with Stitches, a DIY artist collective that arose in Springdale around a local group of artists and activists. Since then, Maximiliano has collaborated with a number of regional partners like DSA, The Jones Center, TASC, and individual artists to produce creative programs and events.
Maximiliano's role prior to CACHE was as the director of arts and cultural programming for the Teen Action & Support Center, where he managed a creative space, called The Station. The Station provided mentorship thorough mixed media art curriculum, music and cultural classes.
John Wayne is a Pilipino-American who has spent each half of his life on opposite sides of the world. But no matter where he has been, there has always been an innate desire to make sounds and capture them. He began his musical journey as an avid listener, which then progressed into learning to become a keyboardist, a choir member, then finally a self-taught guitarist. That path proceeded to taking on roles as an audio engineer, videographer, and live sound technician. Later on in life he was introduced to his second passion, construction. With over five years now of experience in various aspects, he is looking to transform the space in Downtown Springdale into a safe and evolving one providing to the needs of local creatives.
A community-focused, mixed-media artist based in Springdale, Arkansas, Amber Perrodin is a chronic grassroots organizer that feeds on empowering others.
Perrodin is the Artist Fellow with “Looking for America” and has curated the Ozark Story Project, a creative storytelling project exploring and cataloging the intersection of immigrant and traditional folklore in the Ozarks. Since 2018, Perrodin has served as a local team member with “Live in America”, a collaborative research project presented by The Momentary, that seeks to amplify the full and rich terrain of performance art in America.
Perrodin previously served as the Program Director with the Downtown Springdale Alliance, and organized over 100 events in just two years.
Amber is the creator of The Little Craft Show and Team Springdale, and co-founded and organizes The Creative Social Retreat. Amber, along with her husband, have nurtured an artist-led space in their downtown Springdale art studio that services the neighborhood and surrounding community.
Mario Troncoso is a 10-time Emmy® award-winning filmmaker and founder of The Documentary Society (Doculab). With extensive agency and production company experience, Mario has worked on productions across many formats over a period of 18 years ranging from advertising to documentaries and fiction. Born in Madrid, Spain, he began his film career as a writer, influenced by the Madrid art and punk scene of the late ’80s and a love of cinema and '90s independent American films and pop culture. After moving to the US to pursue a film career in 2000, he joined a number of local artists and began producing videos and short experimental documentaries and works of fiction in Houston, TX. His immigrant experience in Houston and the diversity of the town were very influential on his choice of characters and his visual storytelling.
Mario holds a Bachelor's degree in Radio-TV-Film and US Latino Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also honored with a Communications Scholar Award in 2011. In 2015 he was the recipient of the prestigious ESB-MACC Award of Excellence for Emerging Artist. This award recognizes remarkablE Latino artists who have demonstrated distinguished service, leadership, and dedication and have made a lasting contribution to the cultural arts through artistic excellence.
Kat Wilson is an experimental artist based in Northwest Arkansas, where she received her MFA and co-founded the non-profit gallery, Bottle Rocket. Her work is theatrical, participatory, and humanistic, and often involves collaboration with others, including, in many photography projects, the subjects of the photos themselves. Early in her career, Kat gained national success with her Habitats series of digital photographs, which, like her current #SelfieThrones and Warrior Women series, uses centuries-old compositional devices to create a sense of transcendence. Kat's work has been published in Communication Arts, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Her work has also been displayed at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and projected at The Louvre, among many others.