ACNMWA accepting applications for Artist Award

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) is accepting applications from Arkansas women who are visual artists for the organization’s annual Artist Award. The criteria and application are available here.

The application deadline is January 31, 2024, and the recipient will be announced in March.

The purpose of this $4,000 award is to help an accomplished woman artist realize her vision and increase the visibility of her achievements. The recipient can use the award for any purpose, including studio expenses, equipment or supplies, child care, research, travel or study. A committee of ACNMWA board members selects the winner.

The 2023 Artist Award recipient was Shelby Fleming, a sculptor and performance artist working in Fayetteville, Ark. Learn more about Fleming and other Artist Award winners here.

Founded in 1989, ACNMWA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that highlights the accomplishments of Arkansas women artists and shares the groundbreaking work of the National Museum of Women in the Artis (NMWA) in Washington, D.C., with a statewide audience. For more information on NMWA, visit