Grants for organizations connect communities to arts experiences that free imaginations and set souls alight. Explore funding opportunities 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.
Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less, the Express Grant program offers expedited awards of up to $2,000.
In These Mountains: Project Grants
Grants of $10,000 for organizations to conduct projects that promote the sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, and documenting folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia.
Micro Accessibility Grants
Grants of up to $2,500 for organizations to make arts programs accessible to persons with disabilities.
Offering grants of up to $7,500 for organizations to present a Southern artist for a performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, or film engagement.
Professional Development and Artist Planning Grants
Awards of up to $1,000 intended to strengthen program design, increase organizational capacity, or support the professional development needs of presenters in South Arts' nine-state service area.
Southern Cultural Treasures
A new, multi-year program supporting BIPOC-led and -serving arts and cultural organizations with grants of up to $300,000, networks to support growth, and more.
Sustainability Grants for Film and Literary Organizations
Made possible by the American Rescue Plan and National Endowment for the Arts, grants of up to $10,000 are available for organizations supporting film/filmmakers and literary works/writers/poets
Traditional Arts Touring Grants
Awards of up to $5,000 supporting artist honoraria and travel expenses, Traditional Arts Touring Grants support public exhibitions or performances of folk & traditional artist and ensembles.
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