Jazz creativity made possible.

Jazz artists from anywhere in the United States — take your music to places it’s never been with a grant from Jazz Road, a national initiative from South Arts.


Jazz Road Tours

Grants of up to $15,000 supporting multi-town tours by jazz artists to connect with new audiences around the nation.


Jazz Road Creative Residencies

Grants of up to $40,000 supporting artists who develop and propose a residency to explore their work through artistic creation or connecting with audiences.


Call for Presenters and Venues

Whether you have an established jazz series or want to begin programming in your venue, allow us to connect artists with you.


Where have Jazz Road artists toured?

Get to know the artists who have received Jazz Road funds to tour and explore their work.

Meet the Jazz Road Tours Recipients

What projects has Jazz Road funded?

Meet the 52 artists who have received Jazz Road Creative Residencies awards to further explore their work.

Read about the artists' projects


South Arts recognizes that developing an application may take significant research. To assist with this, we have assembled a list of resources that applicants may find helpful.

View the Jazz Road Resources

About Jazz Road

Jazz Road is an artist-centric touring and residency grants program promoting deeper engagement between jazz musicians, presenters, and communities.

More About the Program