Dates & Deadlines

Rolling Applications

In addition to the deadlines listed below, South Arts has multiple programs that support rolling applications.

  • Express Grants. These grants of up to $2,000 support organizations in rural communities to present artists of any discipline for public engagements and educational opportunities.
  • Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants. These grants of up to $2,000 support individual artists to take advantage of a milestone opportunity in their career.
  • Jazz Road Tours. These grants support jazz artists with awards of up to $15,000 to build tours reaching parts of the country underserved by the art form.
  • Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grants. These grants of up to $1,000 support arts organizations to gain the tools and knowledge necessary to support their audiences.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Please note: Dates and deadlines are added regularly. Please be sure to check page often and subscribe to our email updates for the latest information about all of South Arts' opportunities.

Select a category to see important dates and deadlines

Emerging Leaders of Color

A multi-day professional development and networking opportunity for arts and cultural workers of color.

Southern Cultural Treasures

A new, multi-year program supporting BIPOC-led and -serving arts and cultural institutions with grants of up to $300,000, networks to support growth, and more.

Southern Prize & State Fellowships

$80,000 in awards to visual artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.