Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.

Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.

This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.

Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration.

For more information on how to participate, please visit

Project by: Steven H Silberg

Individual Artist Fellowships are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual artists. Awarded annually, these fellowships recognize the artistic creative excellence of the recipient’s work and enable the selected artists to devote more time and energy to creating their art and mastering their craft. Funding categories change each year. Up to nine fellowships of $4,000 may be awarded.

The Fiscal Year 2018 categories are:

Literary Arts – Writing of Creative Nonfiction
Performing Arts – Cinematic Arts, Director of Narrative or Documentary Film
Visual Arts – Contemporary Craft

Deadline: April 14, 2017



  • At least 25 years of age;
  • A resident of Arkansas for at least one year;
  • A legal citizen of the United States or prove eligibility for full-time permanent employment.


  • A previous recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship award;
  • A current Arkansas Arts Council advisory board member, Department of Arkansas Heritage staff or an immediate family member.

Work submitted for review must be original and created within the last five years. If the creation of work involves collaboration, the applicant must be the primary creator and identify his or her role and the amount and type of participation contributed in creating the work. An applicant may submit only one Individual Artist Fellowship application each year. Applications are judged on the quality of the artist’s work and materials submitted for review. In all categories, it is best to submit documentation materials that show a concentration rather than a range of work.

See below (right hand corner) for application information and guidelines. Questions: Call Robin McClea at (501) 324-9348 or email

Nicole Poole, in remembrance of her father, Oklahoma artist O. Gail Poole, established this fund. Administered by the Norman Arts Council, this Fund benefits artists of demonstrated merit and ability, providing the opportunity and freedom of travel, which Poole so adored.

Funds may be used for travel for a specific project, fee for attending a professional workshop, or other travel needs to be considered in the selection process.


Norman Artist Travel Award – $1,500 awarded to an artist living in Norman, OK

Oklahoma Artist Travel Award – $1,500 award to an Oklahoma artist identifying with an ethnic, cultural, sexual, gender, economic or ability minority.

Recipient will be required to sign an agreement that the award will be used strictly for the travel purposes outlined in the Narrative Proposal of Use of Funds.


Applications for the award will be reviewed by a selection committee of the Norman Arts Council according to the policies of the Council and considering the following criteria:

1.      Artistic excellence, originality and ability to produce a consistent body of work as evidenced by representation of past work in images and other supporting materials.

2.    Thoughtful proposed use of funds.

3.    Ability to act professionally and as a good representative of the Norman arts community.


All artists must:

1. Have resided in Norman, OK for at least the past 12 months.


2. Have resided in Oklahoma for at least the past 12 months.

3. Submit a completed application by April 14, 2017 via this website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

4. Attest that the submitted works of art are executed solely by the artist

5. Be over the age of 18.

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OCI is thrilled to offer a $5,000 Artist Grant to artists living within 100 miles of Omaha! They seek applications for exciting, accessible, and innovative public art projects. Artists will receive $5,000, administrative support from OCI, and one year to complete the proposed project.

Eligibility: Any artist or collaboration of artists maintaining a residence within 100 miles of Omaha.  All artistic media are welcome, but there must be an element of the project that is open to the public, can be viewed by the public, or is accessible to the public.

Deadlines: Applications open from Friday, March 17th at 9am through Friday, April 14th at 5pm.

A panel of local arts professionals and community members will review the applications and select the award winner by mid-May 2017.

If selected, artists must complete a contract with OCI. Artists will receive half of the grant upon selection and are required to account for all funds spent by April 15, 2018, in a final report. Artists must provide at the time of contract execution a W9 and completed and signed contract document.

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