About LOUPE

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.

Submit Your Art

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.

To contact us or submit content that could be considered for Loupe, email us at loupe@aetn.org, or fill out the form available here.

Submission and Usage Policy

This policy explains how users submit information for the "LOUPE" website. We recognize the value of personal privacy and copyright protection and wish to protect your information and copyright holders. "LOUPE" is maintained and hosted by AETN.

Content submitted by the public

Content submitted by the public is subject to review before being added to the "LOUPE" website. Content found to be inappropriate for a general audience may be denied, labeled "mature," or removed at the discretion of AETN personnel.

Policies governing your submission of content
  • Articles submitted may not exceed 2,000 words in length.
  • All blog submissions must include a cover image. This includes video or audio submissions.
  • Incomplete submissions may not be considered for posting.
  • Events submitted for promotion on the "LOUPE" website must have a clear start and end date, as well as any related deadlines. Please allow a six to eight week window between submitting an event and the event’s start. Events submitted less than two weeks before their start date may not be included on the website.

You are responsible for the content of any information you submit to the "LOUPE" web site. The Iinformation posted on this feature does not necessarily reflect the views of AETN, and in no event shall AETN assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to this feature or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on this feature.