About Us

Welcome to Blackbird Academy of Arts, a not-for-profit organization
designed to provide quality, accessible creative arts  opportunities to our community.

DSC02851 (2)Here at Blackbird Academy of Arts, we strive to provide a solid foundation of quality arts education to anyone with a true desire to cultivate their artistic abilities. But beyond simply providing instruction, we also give our students opportunities to share their gifts with the community through performances, art shows, readings, and more.

While we strongly encourage excellence in all areas, our philosophy is that art is more than learning how to draw a perfect figure or execute a technically correct leap. Art can be a vehicle for change- it can be a venue for people to connect, to learn, to experience something they might otherwise never have. With this in mind, our classes focus not only on technical teaching, but also serve to instill in each student an understanding in the value of art as a tool for expression and communication. By combining these ideas, our desire is to teach our students in a fun, creative way without comprising technique.

Furthermore, we have created an arts education center where favoritism is not an option, honesty with and between students, parents, and staff is first and foremost, and each student is given as much attention, guidance, and instruction as possible. If that is what you are looking for, then Blackbird Academy of Arts in Conway, Arkansas is the place for you!

Why the name Blackbird?




Blackbird is proud to have an ADA compliant facility.


Blackbird is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council and the United Way of Central Arkansas.