They nourish, create conversation and strengthen community ties. South Arts exists to support the artists, arts organizations, and communities that help this region thrive.
Programs & Conferences
Become involved in our in-depth programming for artists, organizations, and communities.
Grants and Fellowships for Artists
Whether your work appears onstage or in a gallery, South Arts is here to help you achieve even greater heights.
Grants for Communities and Organizations
Do you program arts experiences for your patrons or visitors? You could qualify for support from South Arts.
Get to Know the 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellow Recipients
Join us for a live three-part series of interviews between Burnaway and the recipients of the 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellowships. Conversations at 1pm ET on Feb 25, Mar 25, and Apr 12, 2021.Read More & RSVP
Building Foundational Relationships in Arts and Culture
Announcing the participants of two programs harnessing the power of shared knowledge: Emerging Leaders of Color and Folk & Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice teams.Read the full article
Congratulating President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris
The six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations join Americans for the Arts in congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.Read the full article
Jazz Artists Plan Through Pandemic with Jazz Road Tours Grants
Seven artists are the first to receive Jazz Road Tours grants since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with awards of up to $15,000 to develop tours across the country.Read the full article
South Arts Awards $1.67M in Resilience Funding Across Region
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the South Arts Resilience fund supports new, region-specific activities building the long-term resiliency of arts organizations.More on Resilience Funding
Performing Arts Readiness Project Releases Pocket Response Resource
As arts and cultural organizations prepare for re-opening, the PRR can be critical for safety and security during COVID-19 and beyond.Explore the Resource
Southern Prize and State Fellows Exhibition Now Open
The 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellows exhibition is now open through January 8, 2021 at the Bo Bartlett Center. Schedule an appointment to visit.More About the Exhibit
Announcing The Southern Circuit 2020-2021 Season
South Arts announces the lineup of 16 Screening Partner organizations and 18 films and filmmaking teams selected for the 2020-2021 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.See the lineup
Over $725,000 in Sustainability Grants and CARES Act Funding Distributed
To help ensure the continued operations of arts organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic, South Arts has awarded 20 Sustainability Grants to organizations across the region.Read the full article
South Arts Awards $323,000 in Arts Touring and Cross-Sector Impact Grants
Performing Arts Touring, Literary Arts Touring, and Cross-Sector Impact Grants connect arts organizations and communities with artists across our region.Meet the recipients
Strengthening Southern Communities
We support artists and arts presenters in our nine-state service area, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Lousiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee.Our Impact
Elevating artists. Elevating the South.
Creativity keeps communities vibrant—explore the impactful work of past South Arts grantees.
When I look at what opportunities we have, as artists living in the South, this is so significant. This organization helps us do what we believe we are called to do.Paul Stephen Benjamin, Artist