Unlocking the South's potential.

The arts do more than entertain.

They nourish, create conversation and strengthen community ties. South Arts exists to support the artists, arts organizations, and communities that help this region thrive.

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Programs & Conferences

Become involved in our in-depth programming for artists, organizations, and communities.

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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.

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Grants for Communities and Organizations

Do you program arts experiences for your patrons or visitors? You could qualify for support from South Arts.

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South Arts' 2022 Annual Report

Reflect back with us on the artists, organizations, and communities from the South Arts family that made our Fiscal Year 2022 remarkabale.

Read Our 2022 Annual Report

Folklife in the South: Register Today

Registration is now open for Folklife in the South—June 8-10, 2023 in Guntersville, Alabama—and we are currently accepting session proposals...

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NEWS

South Arts Announces 2023 Cross-Sector Impact Grant Recipients

These grants support "arts and..." projects developed by partners—one arts organization or artist, and one non-arts organization—harnessing the power of collaboration.

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REFLECTIONS

Fireside Chat with Susie Surkamer

Join us as we reflect on this past year and look forward to the year to come...

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Now Accepting Jazz Road Tours Grant Applications

Through this national initiative, jazz artists can apply for grants of up to $15,000 to take their work on the road on tours across the United States...

 

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Announcing the 2022-2023 National Leaders of Color Fellows

The first cohort of the National Leaders of Color Fellowship program has been selected, representing 53 leaders from across the United States including nine from the South Arts region...

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Alice L. Walton Foundation Contributes up to $1.175M in Challenge Grant

Led by South Arts, Southern Cultural Treasures provides $6 million in support of 17 BIPOC arts and cultural orgs throughout Southeast over the next three years...

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Meet South Arts' Newest Fellowship Recipients

In partnership with the International Society for the Performing Arts and the National Association of Black Storytellers, South Arts is supporting six new fellows.

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Louisiana artist Hannah Chalew named 2022 Southern Prize recipient

At the awards ceremony celebrating the 2022 State Fellows, Hannah was named the Southern Prize Winner and Tennessee's Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo was named the Southern Prize Finalist...

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South Arts Announces The 2022-2023 Southern Circuit Season

Announcing the lineup of twelve Screening Partner venues and six films and filmmaking teams selected for the 2022-2023 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

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Meet the 17 Organizations Selected As Southern Cultural Treasures

South Arts announces the Southern Cultural Treasures: a $6M, four-year initiative supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) -led and -serving arts and cultural organizations...

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NEWS

South Arts Awards $491,391 in Grants to Artists and Organizations

South Arts announces the most recent grant recipients for three of our programs — Presentation Grants, Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants, and In These Mountains: Project Grants...

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Meet the 2022 State Fellows

South Arts has named nine visual artists as 2022 State Fellows, part of the Southern Prize and State Fellowships program. Each artist receives...

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NEW GRANT CYCLE

New Cycles for Express Grants, Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grants

Arts organizations, these grants operate on a rolling basis to support the presentation of artists in rural communities as well as your planning/professional development needs...

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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

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