Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum provides funding to support opportunities for Arkansas Based Designers to exhibit their collections on the runway during NWA Fashion Week. Any designer based in the state of Arkansas is welcome to apply for a Runway Grant to cover the cost of entry to NWA Fashion Week. Through a formal relationship with NWA Fashion Week, Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum is able to fund these runway opportunities that support the growth and expression of Arkansas based designers. Our selection process gives preference to avant garde, creative and inclusive runway programs.
Additionally, any organizations creating opportunities for Arkansas Based Designers to showcase their work is welcome to contact Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum to discuss supporting designer runway time. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request information.
Fall 2018 Emerging Designer Winner
Sara McGuigan, designer behind Love, Zelda, was the recipient of the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Emerging Designer Award in Fall 2018. Sara received entry in NWA Fashion Week Spring 2018 and promotional support from NWA Fashion Week and Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum.