20 NWA Artists Receive Grant from Artists 360


The names of the twenty artists selected for the Artists 360 were released on Tuesday morning. 

“Artists 360 is a three-year pilot program that will serve a total of sixty individual artists from the Northwest Arkansas area by 2021,” the news release states. 

The 20 artists will get a total of $114,000 and professional development support services, according to the news release. 

The program is part of the Mid-America Arts Alliance which is supported by the Walton Family Foundation, according to the news release. 

The artists are representing four counties which are Benton, Carroll, Sebastian and Washington. 

Here is a list of the 20 artists selected (Courtesy Mid-America Arts Alliance): 

Artists awarded project $7,500:

Literary Arts: Brody Parrish Craig, Carolyn Guinzio, Molly Bess Rector

Performing Arts: Karen Castleman, JD Clayton, Bernice Hembree of Smokey and the Mirror, Cynthia Post Hunt

Traditional Arts: Roy Pilgrim of the Ozark Highballers

Visual Arts: Dayton Castleman, Octavio Logo, Linda Lopez, Aimée Papazian, Kasey Ramirez, John Rankine 

Artists awarded student artist grants of  $1,500:

Literary Arts: J. Bailey Hutchinson, Lynette Thrower

Performing Arts: Genevieve Ryan-Olson, Job Smoot

Visual Arts: Olivia Fredricks, Hannah McBroom 

For more information on the artists, click here

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