Artist INC and M-AAA are excited to team up with Artist Center for the Ozarks to bring Artist INC Live to Northwest Arkansas. The program will serve artists in the communities of Springdale, Bentonville and Fayetteville, Arkansas in the Spring of 2017. Applications for the program will be open to artists Mid-October, 2016.
The Arts Center of the Ozarks celebrates its 50th season this year and has been heralded as the mother and father of the arts in Northwest Arkansas. For the past forty years, the ACO has been nestled in the very heart of the region. Our downtown Springdale neighborhood home is now undergoing a rapid revitalization. It is so exciting to re-imagine ourselves in this dynamic atmosphere. Leading a collaborative thriving arts culture on the streets of our community is a fun but serious goal. In this light, the ACO is being quite intentional about using the arts as a change agent for social and economic development. The ACO is grateful to be a part of a program that makes a difference in the lives of individual artists as well as the broader community. Hosting the Artist INC program for three years at the ACO is tremendous to our efforts of creating future social and economic dividends through the arts. For more information, visit www.acozarks.org.