South Arts Upcoming Grant & Fellowship Deadlines

Current Opportunities from South Arts

Traditional Arts Touring Grants

Applications due December 5, 2020

Grants of up to $5,000 for organizations who present traditional artists and folklorists

Traditional Arts Touring Grants work to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by funding projects that bring a traditional artist/ensemble and a scholar/folklorist for multi-day residencies in Southern communities.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums, presenters, etc. The program serves both communities and traditional artists. Priority consideration is given to support new applicants and underserved communities.

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Southern Prize and State Fellowships

Applications due December 3, 2019

$80,000 in cash awards for visual artists

In previous years, both well-established and emerging artists have been awarded the Southern Prize and State Fellowships. At whatever point you are in our career, the unrestricted Southern Prize and State Fellowship cash awards allow you to invest in what you most need to help you in your creative life. We encourage the broadest range of visual artists, particularly artists of color, to submit your work for consideration. The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. Nine State Fellows will be selected by a national jury, and a second national jury will select the Southern Prize Winner and Finalist.

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Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships

Applications due January 15, 2020

Fellowships of $9,000 for folk and traditional artists

The Folk and Traditional Arts Master Arts Fellowships recognize master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee who have demonstrated long-term practice and expertise of their art form or cultural practice.

These funds may be used to pursue life-long learning opportunities and are part of South Arts’ efforts to preserve and perpetuate the arts and culture of Central Appalachia.

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Performing Arts Touring Grants

Applications due March 2, 2020

Grants of up to $7,500 for organizations who present performing artists

Performing Arts Touring Grants support presenting organizations for engagements by guest Southern artists (theater, music, opera, musical theater and dance) from outside of the presenter’s state. The project must include publicly accessible performances and educational activities that provide opportunities for people to participate in the arts. For projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

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Literary Arts Touring Grants

Applications due May 1, 2020

Grants of up to $2,500 for organizations who engage writers

Literary Arts Touring Grants support presenting organizations for engagements by guest Southern writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) from outside the presenter’s state. These touring funds support publicly accessible readings and educational activities that provide opportunities for people to participate in the arts. For projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

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Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grants

Applications due 60 days before activity

Grants of up to $1,000 for visual, film, media, literary and performing arts organizations who present and engage guest artists

Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grants support the professional development needs of Southern presenters/programmers/curators to strengthen program design and increase organizational capacity. Applications are only accepted for professional development opportunities that are new to the organization. Applications for artistic planning activities can include travel to see/explore work for future public presentations, or hold onsite planning meetings with guest artists for future engagements/residencies. For projects taking place by June 30, 2020.

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Express Grants

Applications due 60 days before activity

Grants of up to $2,000 for rural organizations who present performing or literary artists

Express Grants are available for presenting organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to engage Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Support is available for theater, music, opera, musical theater, dance, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. For projects taking place by June 30, 2020.

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