OUR IMPACT

The mission of INTERFORM is to facilitate creative growth and change in our community. Founded by CEO Robin Atkinson in 2016 and rebranded in 2021, INTERFORM is a non-profit organization formerly known as Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week and Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum. INTERFORM propels creatives forward and aids in their professional journey. We envision a self-sustaining design-led fashion and art industry in Northwest Arkansas, and build robust programs to directly support that vision. Uplifting and centering the creative works of those who are underrepresented and encouraging others to do the same is at the core of the organization's values. We foster greater levels of creativity and provide the right education and resources needed to grow our designers and artists. INTERFORM programs are categorized under the labels of LEARN, MAKE, and SHOW.

IMPACT 2021

Take an indepth look into the community involvement of INTERFORM for the year 2021 with a detailed overview of new and returning programs, social initiatives, and outreach.

OUR WORK

LEARN
INTERFORM strives to support and grow the local creative community and remain at the forefront of educational opportunity and programming. We build programming that meets the needs of our local creative community including beginner to advanced sewing classes, workshops for art curation, professional photography, hair and make-up artistry, and fashion design.
 
 
MAKE 
INTERFORM incubates small batch production in our community by activating our local workforce and providing regional designers with the knowledge and tools needed to produce. Our Director of Sewing Operations, and Senior Director of Fashion Design & Apparel Education lead extensive sewing and pattern making courses for groups of community members with the end goal being to assist in the production of sewn goods by our local designers.
 
 
SHOW
INTERFORM’s aim is to showcase and retain the talent that makes our area unique and act as a catalyst for future collaborative productions. We provide a variety of events and experiences that enhance the visibility of participants from the arts and fashion communities. We will constantly uplift and center the creative works of those who are underrepresented and use our platform to encourage others to do the same.
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2022 / FIRST QUARTER

Look over the success of INTERFORM's first quarter of 2022 with programs and fundraisers including Sewn Trades, Transgender Day of Visibility, From the Concrete, and NWA Fashion Week.

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2022 / SECOND QUARTER

Take a look at INTERFORM's Quarter 2 Impact Report. Inside you will find the most up-to-date information regarding programs and community outreach including Small Batch Manufacturing, Freedom Festival, INTERFORM Podcast hosted by Ro on the Radio, and more.