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$80,000 in Awards Distributed to Nine Visual Artists

Atlanta – At an awards ceremony on April 24, 2017, South Arts distributed $80,000 to nine visual artists as the first recipients of their Southern Prize and State Fellowships program. Noelle Mason of Tampa received the Southern Prize award of $25,000 and a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for […]


Nine Artists Awarded State Fellowships, Competing for Regional Prize

Atlanta – As part of the inaugural Southern Prize and State Fellowships, South Arts has selected nine visual artists from the region to each receive a State Fellowship award of $5,000. The nine artists – Pete Schulte of Alabama, Noelle Mason of Florida, Masud Olufani of Georgia, Becky Alley of […]


Now is the time to act – #SAVEtheNEA

Dear Colleagues, This morning, the White House released its proposed budget for FY2018. While this is only the first of many steps in the eventual passage of a federal budget, it lays out the administration’s priorities that will be negotiated with Congress. In his first budget, President Trump has proposed […]


Federal Arts Funding Update

The following is a statement from Susie Surkamer, Executive Director. As you may be aware, a number of recent reports have surfaced regarding the potential future of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We at South […]


Savannah’s Deep Center Wins Competitive National Grant of $75,000

Atlanta – South Arts is pleased to announce that Savannah’s Deep Center will receive $75,000 through Creativity Connects: National Demonstration Projects, a special initiative undertaken by the US Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This initiative, part of the National Endowment for the […]


South Arts Awards Over $20,000 in Literary Arts Grants throughout Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2016 Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $20,586 in grants to 14 literary arts presenting organizations throughout the region. These grants, made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, support organizations presenting out-of-state […]


South Arts Awards Over $310,000 in Arts Grants throughout Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2016 Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $310,555 in grants to 73 arts organizations throughout the region. These grants, made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, support organizations presenting out-of-state artists for […]