February 16, 2021

Grants for Arts Programming - ongoing deadline

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Cities are eligible for grants of up to $2,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies in multiple states for arts programming in rural communities. Funding is intended for activities featuring artists in the fields of film, performing arts, literary arts, and visual arts. Eligible applicants are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must program arts experiences featuring an out-of-state Southern artist. Express Grants can be used to support fees for presenting Southern guest film directors, visual and performing artists, or writers from outside of the presenter’s state. Touring support is awarded for film (documentary, fiction, and animation), performing arts (theater, music, opera, musical theater, and dance), literary arts (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry), and visual arts (crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media). Projects must include both a public presentation (film screening, performance, reading, or exhibition) and an educational component.

This is a match grant with other specific requirements including: 

  • Be a tax-exempt nonprofit or an official unit of local, county, or state government based within South Arts' nine-state service area
  • Be in a rural community (for the purposes of this program, we define rural as a community with population of 50,000 or below)
  • Engage an artist who resides within South Arts' nine-state service area, excluding the applicant's state
  • Provide a dollar-for-dollar cash match