Press Releases


Statement on Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, and Events in Las Vegas   Recently updated !

October 5, 2017 Statement on Recent Events The ArtsReady and South Arts team hold in our thoughts our colleagues affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and by the violence in Las Vegas. There are no words to encompass the enormity of these tragic events. What we can say is […]


South Arts Announces 2017-18 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast announces the 2017-18 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Throughout the season, 18 filmmakers will tour their work to 21 Screening Partner venues spanning nine states for a total of 123 screenings. “Through the Southern Circuit, […]


South Arts Awards Nearly $40,000 Supporting Literary Arts Events

Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $39,367 in grants to 24 arts organizations throughout the region. These grants, made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, support organizations presenting out-of-state fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry authors for […]

Clare Beams

South Arts Awards Over $300,000 in Arts Grants Throughout Region

Atlanta – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $311,349 in grants to 70 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 public performances and educational activities. […]


$80,000 in Awards Distributed to Nine Visual Artists

Atlanta – At an awards ceremony on April 24, 2017, South Arts distributed $80,000 to nine visual artists as the first recipients of their Southern Prize and State Fellowships program. Noelle Mason of Tampa received the Southern Prize award of $25,000 and a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for […]


Nine Artists Awarded State Fellowships, Competing for Regional Prize

Atlanta – As part of the inaugural Southern Prize and State Fellowships, South Arts has selected nine visual artists from the region to each receive a State Fellowship award of $5,000. The nine artists – Pete Schulte of Alabama, Noelle Mason of Florida, Masud Olufani of Georgia, Becky Alley of […]


Now is the time to act – #SAVEtheNEA

Dear Colleagues, This morning, the White House released its proposed budget for FY2018. While this is only the first of many steps in the eventual passage of a federal budget, it lays out the administration’s priorities that will be negotiated with Congress. In his first budget, President Trump has proposed […]


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 […]