Arkansans are celebrating Pride Month with parades, pageants and picnics. Several events are planned in Fayetteville and Little Rock over the next two weeks.
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West Coast rapper Murs returns to Arkansas June 15 to continue his hip hop open mic and mentorship program called Groundwaves(AR).
Music Moves is celebrating Black Music Month with in-person and virtual performances highlighting a variety of genres including hip hop and Gospel.
Northwest Arkansas is the home of many DJs and MCs. And though this pool is male-dominated, there are several inspiring ladies to be on the lookout for.
Quantia “Key” Fletcher is the new director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. She served as the museum’s deputy director for the past 8 eight years.
West Coast rapper Murs is partnering with CACHE to bring a six-month, hip hop open mic and mentorship program to Arkansas.
Rap Squad is a documentary about Arkansas high school hip hop artists seeking healing for themselves and equity in their community through their art.
The Windgate Foundation is giving $14 million to support arts education at Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
The Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas’ Cinco de Mayo Festival has a hybrid format this year. The annual event supports scholarships for Latino students.
University of Arkansas students are sharing the story of the state’s Marshallese community through the Arkansas Atoll podcast.
The Latino Art Project is a Little Rock-based agency that showcases the work of Hispanic artists like muralist José Hernández.
Elmer Beard, an 83-year-old poet from Hot Springs, is one of eight Governor’s Arts Awards recipients who will be honored in a virtual ceremony Saturday.
The Momentary’s newest exhibition “Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds” is on view March 5 though June 13.
The Fayetteville Film Fest is funding five projects through the inaugural Micheaux Award, which supports BIPOC filmmakers.
The Arkansas Arts Council is hosting a series of virtual workshops to prepare students for its Poetry Out Loud competition March 13.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center has issued an open call for original Black history poetry. Winning poems will be performed during a livestream event Feb. 26.
While many of us are missing physical contact with family and friends, especially at this time of year during a pandemic, the elements of togetherness and unity we observe through UMOJA is ever present.
The Micheaux Award, offered from the Fayetteville Film Fest, will distribute up to $4,000 for Arkansas-based films.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is seeking stories and artifacts from Arkansans for its Black in COVID project.
Arkansas artists are receiving funding to support their work which includes the creation of music, poetry, theatre and food.
Prompted by the thought of racism in the afterlife, artist Nick Cave created an expansive installation that examines gender, race and violence.
Tulsa-based artist Johnnie Diacon is painting a Trail of Tears mural as part of a joint exhibition with MONAH and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Musician Big Piph highlights minority creatives across the state in a new Arkansas PBS digital series that debuts Nov. 10.
The Fayetteville Film Fest is launching new initiatives developed by and for the Black, Indigenous and People of Color film community.
Get into the book that explores how emotion shaped Black identity in the 60s — by U of A Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Corrigan.