In memory of Sally A. Williams, who served as the Arkansas Arts Council’s Artist Services Manager for 25 years before her passing on April 20, 2010, the Arts Council has established the Sally A. Williams Artist Fund. Funding for this program includes donations from Williams’s family and friends, proceeds from the sale of Williams’s artwork following her death and Arts Council funding. The Arts Council introduced the first round of grants in October 2011 to celebrate Williams’s birth month.
Assistance grants of up to $500 are intended to support professional development and advance an artist’s career. A request must be matched by the artist with a cash amount equal to or more than the grant. Artists may receive a minimum of $100 per application. For example, an artist may wish to participate in more than one workshop or project per year.
If you would like to actively participate in helping Arkansas artists achieve excellence in their professional careers, please consider donating to this fund.