The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting applications for two mini-grants until money is spent or until Aug. 31, 2020, whichever comes first.

Applications are being accepted for the Arts in Education Mini-Grants and Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grants. Both grants provide funding for residency programs between Oct. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020, according to a news release.

“The Arts in Education Mini-Grant program provides funding for pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade schools and community organizations to bring artists listed on the Arts in Education Artist Roster into the classroom or into after-school or summer programs that present hands-on, curriculum-based or character-centered artist residency programs. The residencies may last up to 10 days,” according to the release.

The artist roster includes professional Arkansas artists of all disciplines who were selected by an independent panel to participate in Arts in Education residency programs.

“The Arts in Education Mini-Grant program will allow schools and organizations the opportunity to present professional development workshops for educators in curriculum-based arts activities either in conjunction with, or instead of, artist residencies. Applicants must show a 1:1 ratio match of cash,” according to the release.

The Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grant program provides funding for eligible institutions to host a residency program for up to 10 days using artists listed on the artist roster. The program enriches the lives of adults of all experience levels, ages and abilities through quality arts learning experiences, according to the release.

Arts activities that include multi-generational populations are urged to apply. Also, community-based or governmental organizations and institutions, institutions of higher education, as well as museums, libraries and community centers that offer educational programming for adults, are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must show a 1:1 ratio match of cash.

Applications for grants up to $1,000 are available at

Details: The Arts in Education program manager, 501-324-9769.