Press Center


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 […]


Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Announces Screening Partners for 2016-2017

April 22, 2016, Atlanta, GA – South Arts has announced the 21 screening partners participating in the 2016-2017 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit, the national’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers, coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings […]


Performing Arts Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Preservation and Arts Organizations Partner on Performing Arts Emergency Preparedness Initiative March 17, 2016, Atlanta, GA – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to LYRASIS, a leading member-based non-profit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, to facilitate planning with eight partner organizations to design a […]


South Arts Awards Nearly $350,000 in Arts Grants throughout Region

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2015 Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $348,965 in grants to 97 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 […]


South Arts Expands Program to Build Modern Dance and Contemporary Ballet Audiences

Atlanta – South Arts announces its third cohort of ten arts presenters participating in its Dance Touring Initiative (DTI), a competitive and intensive three-year program supporting performing arts presenters throughout the South. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, venues across the South will develop a rich selection […]