Inspired is an annual program now open to high school students grade 9 - 12 from the following Arkansas counties: Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, and Sharp.
Each year, local high schools are offered the opportunity to participate in Inspired, a competitive art exhibition held at Bradbury Art Museum. Schools schedule a visit to BAM for an interactive tour of a fall show where students are encouraged to draw inspiration from the artwork seen during their visit. Students respond by creating a work of their own using the medium of their choice. Along with the artwork, each submission requires a written statement clarifying the concept of the work they created. A juror will select the artwork to be included in Inspired based on both written and visual submissions. Awards are offered and announced during the opening reception of the exhibition.
Tours for 2019 Inspired can now be scheduled. This entire program, including tours and submissions, is free of charge. If you are interested in your school participating, contact Bradbury Art Museum, at 870 972 3765 or visitBAM@astate.edu. For detailed guidelines regarding the exhibition, click here.
2019 INSPIRED Timeline
August – October: Tours
November 14: Artworks & Statements Due
November 20: Juror Selections Announced
December 3, 5pm: Public Reception
December 3 - 13: Exhibition on View