Loupe is AETN's statewide arts initiative that magnifies Arkansas artists, arts organizations and art events online through an engaging website and on-air programs about the arts. In partnership, and through a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, the purpose of Loupe is to increase visibility of the arts in Arkansas and make available to all Arkansans, no matter how rural, opportunities to appreciate the arts.
"LOUPE" received an Award of distinction in the Best Online Video – Documentary category of the Communicator Awards in 2014.
The Arkansas Arts Council advances the arts in Arkansas by providing services and grants-in-aid supporting arts endeavors that encourage and assist literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. In addition, the Arkansas Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs.
AETN explores new ideas and works to broaden personal horizons, where learning and creativity flow freely, where risks are taken together, where challenges are met with united strength, and where quality is our reputation, and lives are changing for the better. AETN highlights arts and culture at home and around the world. AETN airs television programs and supports initiatives that ensure the worlds of music, theater, dance and art remain available to all Arkansans.