The Division of Arkansas Heritage’s (DAH) Public Art Grant Program assists Main Street communities and Downtown Network communities in enhancing the appearance of their environment by facilitating the collaborations necessary to build and strengthen an awareness and enjoyment of public art. The Public Art Grant Program assists communities that participate in the Main Street Arkansas program in the planning and implementation (including purchasing and commissioning works of art) of public art for places viewable by the public within the Main Street district and on gateways to Main Street districts. Projects must be new, site specific, public art not memorial statues or works of religious nature. The artworks can include, but are not limited to, murals and tile work, paintings and drawings (of permanent nature), and sculpture. The artwork must be freely visible and accessible to the public for at least two years. After installation of public art, applicant will be required to coordinate an unveiling event with DAH.
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 15, 2021
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Project Duration: Project should be completed within 12 months of award notification.
Maximum Award: $2,500-$10,000 (larger projects may be considered if funding is available)
Match Ratio: 1:1 cash match