Your one time or recurring monthly donation to support the SMARTS (Schools Majoring in the Arts) program in your county can change the future of a child. Your generosity is appreciated and makes this great work possible!

Join us for this remarkable holiday event ONLINE! Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra take the stage with the UAM Jazz Band! What a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit.

The show will be a live feed directly from our Facebook page - @searkconcert - on December 7 at 7:00pm. Like our FB page today to be sure to recieve the notification that we have gone LIVE with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra! There is NO COST for this event, and it is open to ALL! 

Great SEARK Talent Hunt

We've been quiet lately, as our board has been carefully discerning how to best bring the arts with excellence to Southeast Arkansas in our current climate . . . . . . but we have stayed busy networking, dreaming, and putting together some fabulous, fun, & safe fine arts opportunities for our region - both for your consumption and contribution! An opportunity to take part may be Y O U R S for the taking!

What: The Great SEARK Talent Hunt Um, what's that? A virtual stage showcasing Southeast Arkansas's greatest talent! Over the next several months beginning in November, each county will have its own virtual talent show that feeds into a region-wide showcase in late spring where each county's top talent will compete for the GRAND PRIZE! Talents may fit anywhere within SEARK’s performance trifecta of music, dance, or theater!

Who: Our 7 Arkansas counties include Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, and Lincoln. Performers may audition in the county of their home residence. Auditions open to A L L ages 9-99!

Why? SEARK is FULL of incredible talent! What better way to celebrate the arts in our area than to put Southeast Arkansas on the stage! The Great SEARK Talent Hunt's mission is to create UNITY in the COMMUNITY!

But, why sign up? Cash prizes at both local and regional level! Other great perks and opportunities for our winners!

Where? All performances will be recorded and streamed live for you right here! Watch for event pages and more info coming soon!

UP FIRST: Chicot County Chicot County's event will be recorded on November 14 and streamed at a later date this year for you! Video auditions are due by November 2 at 11:59pm. Performers will be chosen and notified by November 7.

To Audition:

STEP 1: Complete registration form here:

STEP 2: Then email 90-second (or less) audition video to: Be sure not to miss all the talent Chicot County has to offer from your own living room! Stay tuned for all the details. Dates for the other events in the remaining 6 counties will be announced soon, be sure to follow our page to get the latest information!