Performing Arts Touring

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Brian Blade and Hallelujah Train perform at the Savannah Music Festival Photos: Ayano Hisa

Brian Blade and Hallelujah Train perform at the Savannah Music Festival. Photos: Ayano Hisa

The Performing Arts Touring program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region to receive fee support to present Southern performing artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component. These grants are limited and very competitive. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for all other projects.

Projects must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.


Performing Arts Touring applications must be submitted online by Thursday, March 1, 2018 by 11:59 PM ET.

New applicants are encouraged to contact Nikki Estes at 404-874-7244 ext. 16 to discuss eligibility prior to submitting an application.

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