Great audiences deserve great art.

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.


Express Grants

Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less, the Express Grant program offers expedited awards of up to $2,000.


Literary Arts Touring Grants

Offers awards of up to $2,500 to engage Southern writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry that reside outside of the presenting organization's state.


Performing Arts Touring Grants

Offering awards of up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for other performing arts experiences, these grants support performances by southern artists living outside the presenter's state.


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.


South Arts Resilience Fund

Grants of $30,000 - $100,000 to the most visionary and impactful arts and cultural organizations reimagining their work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sustainability Grants for Statewide and Multi-State Arts Service Organizations

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.


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 artists and folklorists.


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Cross-Sector Impact Grants (Letter of Interest)

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