Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

Join us for the state championship Poetry Out Loud recitation competition at 10:45 a.m. March 2 at Ron Robinson Theatre in Little Rock.

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Our Mission

The Arkansas Arts Council will advance and empower the arts for the benefit of all Arkansans.


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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"Apocalyptic Thinking" by Crystal Jennings

About Us

Arkansas abounds with culture and creativity. The arts strengthen the economy, drive tourism and business and improve academic performance. The Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Division of Arkansas Heritage, advances and empowers the arts by providing services and funding for programming that encourages and assists literary, performing and visual artists and arts organizations in achieving standards of professional excellence. The Arkansas Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs. This statewide programming and assistance ultimately provide cultural, educational and economic opportunities for the benefit of all Arkansans. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Arkansas. 

Our Programs




We Have an Event Coming Up!


GetSmART! Lunch & Learn in Hampton

  • February 23, 2024
  • 11:00AM - 02:00PM

The Arkansas Arts Council presents a free workshop event for creating and supporting nonprofit organizations. Registration is required.

Poetry Out Loud

Arkansas Poetry Out Loud

  • March 02, 2024
  • 10:45AM - 03:00PM
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GetSmART! Learning Series: Mastering the Stage

  • March 18, 2024
  • 03:00PM - 05:00PM
  • RSVP a spot for the online workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getsmart-learning-series-mastering-the-stage-tickets-846015835137.

Find out how to elevate your music career and deliver exceptional live performances that earn repeat revenue. This online workshop is free.



The OppARTunities page is a Facebook group page designed to help artists and arts organizations find local/national opportunities in all arts disciplines.


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