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.
Public Art Grants are awarded to assist Main Street Arkansas applicants with the installation of a public artwork. Grant awards may be used for expenses associated with the following:
Deadline: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Project Duration: Project should be completed within 12 months of award notification.
Maximum Award: $10,000
Match Ratio: 1:1 cash match