Regional 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 Regional Touring program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region to receive fee support to present 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.

Block-Booked Tour grants allow Regional Touring applicants to submit an additional application if a block-booked tour includes a minimum of three presenters from at least two states in the region. These grants are limited and we expect them to be very competitive. NOTE: Block-Booked Tour applicants are not required to submit a Regional Touring application in order to be eligible for this grant program. Read the Special Instructions for Block-Booked Tour applications.

Projects must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

HallelujahTrain_byAyanoHisaBlock-Booked Tour applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM ET.

Regional Touring applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 8, 2017 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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