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Rendering of the Windgate Studio & Design Center that is set to open in Fall 2022. The center will anchor the University of Araknsas' planned arts district. 
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Windgate Awards Another $30M for UA Art District

The Windgate Foundation awards another $30 million grant to the University of Arkansas for the second phase of its planned Windgate Art and Design District. read more >
Nonprofits

Windgate Foundation Gives $2.08M Grant to Pulaski Tech

The Windgate Foundation awards a $2.08 million grant to the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College for scholarships. read more >

Windgate Foundation Gives $4.3M Grant to Arkansas Tech

The Windgate Foundation awards a $4.3 million grant to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, through the school’s foundation, for need-based scholarships and nursing education equipment. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Windgate Foundation Gives UAPB $469K for Teacher Prep

The Windgate Foundation gives a two-year, $469,420 grant to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to support teacher preparation programs. read more >
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Windgate Foundation Gives $8M to UAFS

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith receives a nearly $8 million gift from the Windgate Foundation for students and art programs. read more >
The Civil Engineering Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is taking shape.
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Higher Ed Construction Dots the StateLock Icon

A dozen of the biggest higher education construction projects now active in Arkansas total more than $381 million. read more >
UCA President Houston Davis called the Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts a “game-changer.”
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Windgate Fuels Boom In Building for the ArtsLock Icon

The Windgate Foundation is transforming arts education in Arkansas one building at a time. read more >
The Philander Smith College campus in Little Rock
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Philander Smith Awarded $859K Grant for Arts Education

The Windgate Foundation of Little Rock has awarded a three-year, $859,000 grant to Philander Smith College that will fund a new Visual and Performing Arts Program and visual arts scholarships, starting June 1. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Windgate Foundation Gives $10M to Eureka Springs School

The Windgate Foundation has gifted $10 million to Eureka Springs School of the Arts, for a new endowment held by the Arkansas Community Foundation that will provide ongoing operating support to the school. read more >
The Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix College in Conway.
Nonprofits

Hendrix College Gets $15M From Windgate Foundation

Hendrix College of Conway announces a $15 million gift from the Windgate Foundation. read more >
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is one Arkansas attraction advertised by Brand USA overseas. President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would divert $100 million away from the program.
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Windgate Foundation’s $17.5M to Fund Crafts at Crystal Bridges

The Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, to fund a dedicated position, research, programmatic support and an acquisitions fund that will bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent collection. read more >
Houston Davis, president of the Univeristy of Central Arkansas in Conway, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for its Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
 
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Starting Construction on Arts Center, UCA Gets $3M From Alice Walton

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway announces a new $3 million donation from the Alice L. Walton Foundation as it breaks ground on its Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. read more >
Braque Talley
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LR Firm’s New Contract for Telling UAPB Story

Vice Chancellor Braque Talley of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff knows well that teenagers don’t watch TV or turn on the car radio as their parents and grandparents do. read more >
Rendering of the interior of the Center for Three-Dimensional Arts at Arkansas State University.
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Renderings of A-State’s New $6.7M Arts Center Released

Construction of the Center for Three-Dimensional Arts at Arkansas State University is now underway. read more >
The first phase of Pine Bluff’s downtown streetscape project is expected to be completed in  October. The $5 million phase covers renovations on Main Street from Barraque Street to Fourth Avenue, including extended sidewalks for outdoor dining.
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Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing UpLock Icon

Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >
Nonprofits

ATU Foundation Receives $610K Grant For The Arts

The Arkansas Tech University Foundation has received a $610,000 grant from the Windgate Foundation to support the university’s visual arts students and initiatives. read more >
Windgate Art & Design at UAFS, a state-of-the-art gallery, workspace, classroom and office building built with a $15.5 million gift from the Windgate Foundation.
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UAFS Announces $1.7M in Windgate Foundation Donations

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith says it will receive three donations totaling more than $1.7 million from the Windgate Foundation. read more >
Shannon Boshears of Pulaski Technical College
Nonprofits

UA-Pulaski Tech Gets $315K from Windgate Foundation

The UA-Pulaski Technical College Foundation gets $315,000 from the Windgate Foundation to put toward equipment at the college's Center for Humanities and Arts and general annual scholarships. read more >
Warren Stephens, co-chair of the museum's $128 million fundraising campaign, called the museum an "economic driver" that will help stimulate development in the city and beyond.
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Charting the Future, Arts Center Breaks Ground on Expansion

Prominent museum supporters, including Harriet and Warren Stephens and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., celebrated the groundbreaking of the near-$100 million renovation and expansion of the Arkansas Arts Center in downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. read more >
The design for the Arts Center makeover seeks to incorporate the building into MacArthur Park.
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Arkansas Arts Center ‘A Gem Within Our City’Lock Icon

Museums need to supply “social space,” says famed architect Jeanne Gang. If they are to survive, they need to be places where people want to be. And that is what her design seeks to do for the expanded, renovated Arkansas Arts Center, a $98.8 million project: provide a “cultural living room.” read more >