Call for Grant Panelist Nominations

Overview of Important Dates

  • May 3: Grant Application Deadline
  • early-May: Brief Panel Orientation
  • early-June: Grant Panels

Presentation Grants

South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, offers multiple funding programs. Presentation Grants support organizations in presenting a Southern artist for a performing arts, literary arts, visual arts or film engagement. Eligible projects must include publicly accessible presentations and educational activities that provide opportunities for people to participate in the arts. Due to COVID-19, projects may include presentations from local artists and virtual presentations.

More about Grant Panels

South Arts is looking for leaders in the presenting field from our nine-state region to serve as panelists for our grant program. Our panels will take place in early June. Panels will be comprised of several panelists who have proven experience and expertise in at least one of the major arts disciplines (music, dance, theater, poetry, fiction literature, creative nonfiction literature, animation, documentary film, experimental film, fictional film, crafts, drawing, experimental visual art, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture).

Panels will be held in a web-based format (via phone and computer). Panelists are not expected to travel; however, each panelist must be able to commit to a brief orientation/training session, independent review and evaluation of applications, and one half-day of panel discussion. Panelists will receive an honorarium. 

South Arts is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have prioritized this commitment to ensure that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led and LGBTQIA+ led organizations are represented as both applicants and grantees. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ arts professionals are encouraged to nominate themselves as grant panelists.

Nomination Form

To nominate yourself as a panelist for the grant program, please complete our online form.

Nomination Form

Submitted nominations will be held for consideration for two years. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nikki Estes at 404-874-7244 ext. 16. Thank you for your interest in our panel process.