Opportunities

Internship

The internship stipend is awarded to a female student attending an Arkansas university or college whose program of study is applicable to the advancement of fine arts, art history or arts administration. The internship is designed to give the student an opportunity to learn about and make contributions to the cultural life of Arkansas. The recipient receives a $2,000 stipend for a 3-month summer internship with an Arkansas arts institution. Collaborating institutions receive a paid intern for the summer plus a $500 stipend for expenses and staff dedication to the program. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have resided in Arkansas for at least one year. Applicants must complete the online form. The deadline to apply is December 31. The award is announced February 1.

The internship applicant is responsible for pre-contacting an Arkansas arts center, museum or arts organization to arrange for an internship that will fit her skills, goals and living arrangements. The institutional mentor name and contact information and a description of the internship project the applicant and institution have agreed upon must be provided in the application. While many arts institutions are pleased to collaborate, not are all annually available to host an intern. Explanatory letters for student applicants and institutions are available for download below. The ACNMWA Internship Committee has also sent an announcement to institutions regarding the internship program. See downloadable lists of educational and arts institutions below.

The internship recipient is required to complete a consent form giving ACNMWA permission to disseminate her name, a provided personal photograph, and images and information about her internship for publicity and educational purposes. The recipient must complete a W-9 form for ACNMWA tax-reporting purposes and is responsible for any personal tax obligations under federal and state tax laws. At the end of the grant year, the recipient is required to summarize her activities and describe how the stipend was expended to the Internship Committee before presenting a review of her internship activities to the ACNMWA Board of Directors.

Student Internship Information

Institutional Information

Notified Educational Institutions Information

Optional Arts Institutions and Organizations

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ACNMWA Artist Award

This award is provided annually to an outstanding Arkansas woman artist to pursue and complete new creative work: workshop training, research, and travel, or essential equipment or supplies to that end. New creative work in all media is eligible for consideration. The award is a one-time grant payment of $2,000. The Committee accepts nominations from Arkansas women artists and arts professionals. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have resided in Arkansas for at least one year. Applicants must complete the online application form: the deadline is February 1. The recipient is notified March 1.

The recipient is required to complete a consent form giving ACNMWA permission to disseminate her name, a provided personal photograph, and images and information about her artwork for publicity and educational purposes. The recipient must complete a W-9 form for ACNMWA tax-reporting purposes and is responsible for any personal tax obligations under federal and state tax laws. At the end of the grant year, the recipient is required to report how the stipend was expended to the Artist Award Committee, and she presents her new creative work to the ACNMWA Board of Directors. ACNMWA works with the recipient to exhibit the creative results of the award.

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Art Work by Melissa Cowper-Smith