2017 Governor's Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP, Little Rock
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP is a law firm dedicated to supporting the arts community in Little Rock and Arkansas. The firm has provided assistance to numerous arts organizations and arts events, including Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Arts Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, UALR Shakespeare Scene Festival, Riverfest and the Central Arkansas Library System. In addition, WLJ has been a sponsor of the Arkansas Literary Festival's Writers in Schools Initiative for seven years. The firm developed a program which enabled 16 national and international writers, illustrators, journalists and photographers to visit 12 area schools in Central Arkansas, spanning from Arkadelphia to Conway. The program also provided 400 free books to the students in advance of the presenters' visits so the students could prepare to participate in enriching learning experiences.