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$4,000 fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council

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The Arkansas Arts Council announced the categories today for up to nine $4,000 individual artist fellowships that will be awarded this fall. The fellowships will be awarded in the categories of Novels, Painting and Classical Music. Deadline for entries is April 20.

More details and info about how to enter in the press release on the jump...

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Jan. 31, 2012

Arkansas Arts Council to Award $4,000 Fellowships to Talented Arkansas Artists

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Up to nine Individual Artist Fellowships worth $4,000 each will be awarded this year to Arkansas artists in the following categories:

• Literary Art: Novels
• Visual Art: Painting
• Music Composition: Western Classical Tradition (The academic style of composition that has developed over many centuries in Western European countries and is not identified as popular or folk music.)

Applications are available at www.arkansasarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at (501) 324-9766. The deadline to apply for a fellowship is Friday, April 20, 2012. The fellowships will be awarded in the fall.

The Individual Artist Fellowships annually recognize individual artistic ability and creative excellence and encourage the continuing artistic development of the selected recipients. To be eligible for a fellowship, an artist must be at least 25 years old and must have been an Arkansas resident for at least one year at the time of application. Previous fellowship recipients are not eligible to apply. A panel of professional artists will select the recipients through an anonymous process.

For more information, contact the Arts Council at (501) 324-9766 or e-mail robinm@arkansasheritage.org.

About the Arkansas Arts Council
The Arkansas Arts Council was established in 1966 to enable the state of Arkansas to receive funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1971, Act 359 (A.C.A. § 13-8-101 et seq.) gave independent agency status to the Arts Council, with an executive director and a 17-member council appointed by the governor. In 1975, the Arts Council became an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

As an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Arkansas Arts Council shares the goals of all its agencies, of preserving and enhancing the heritage of the state of Arkansas. The other agencies are: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Old State House Museum. Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the state of Arkansas and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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