Expression⁠—no longer in the abstract.

Funding from South Arts can make that long-gestating project of yours a reality. Explore our artist grants & fellowships today.

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Cross-Sector Impact Grants

Offering matching awards of up to $15,000, Cross-Sector Impact Grants connect creative practices with other disciplines through impactful projects and public-facing events.

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Folk and Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice Program

Supporting mentor artist and apprentice relationships that cross state borders in order to develop shared cultural heritage in Central Appalachia.

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Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships

Preserving and perpetuating the arts and culture of Central Appalachia. Fellowships of $9,000 are open to master folk and traditional artists in Central Appalachian counties in KY, NC, and TN.

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Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant

Take advantage of the opportunity in front of you. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for artists hoping to take the next step in their careers.

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Jazz Road

Jazz touring made possible. This national program offers grants of up to $15,000 directly to artists to build tours reaching into new communities and building new audiences.

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Southern Prize and State Fellowships

Acknowledging and supporting the highest quality visual art created in the South. Each year, we award $80,000 to nine artists, and display their work in an exhibition.

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Artists, need application support?

Questions about portfolio requirements? What about navigating our application portals? Whatever you may need, the South Arts team is here to help.

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