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.


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.


Emerging Traditional Artists Program

Providing a platform for traditional artists to connect with their peers, participate in professional development, and receive funds to pursue projects & learning opportunities.


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.


Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships

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


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.


Jazz Road

Jazz creativity made possible. This national program offers grants directly to artists so they can build a tour into new communities or develop a residency to further explore their work.


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.


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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