- South Arts’ Priorities > understand how the NEW scoring works
- Readiness Plans > find out what’s needed and how your plan will be evaluated
- Accessibility > hear more about South Arts’ expectations
Who and What We Fund:
- Nonprofit presenting organizations in our region
- Readings, concerts, and performances
- Public performances/readings and educational activities by guest artists
- Projects for an artist/company who resides outside of the presenter’s state
- Accessible programming
- Projects that meet South Arts priorities
South Arts has recently undertaken a review and update of our strategic plan, and we are focusing our work on four specific areas: connecting and convening; supporting multi-state initiatives; supporting individual artists; and promoting the best arts of the South.
What this means for presenters and touring artists: We will continue our successful Dance Touring Initiative with a third three-year cohort of presenters, providing professional development and tour subsidies to help them increase their capacity to present modern dance and contemporary ballet. We also are making changes to our presenting and touring program to align with our updated plan priorities. Now applicants will identify one of three priorities for their project. Presentation of an artist who resides in the South (but outside of the presenter’s state) will receive 10 points; while applicants whose selected priority is either a residency of three or more days, or a project which reaches underserved audiences, will receive five points. And, as the founding organization for ArtsReady, we continue to encourage grant applicants to develop and maintain business continuity/readiness plans. Applicants for 2015-2016 will have the quality of their readiness plan adjudicated as part of their application review (up to 5 of possible total 100 points), and beginning in 2016-2017, a readiness plan will be an eligibility requirement.
For assistance, contact Nikki Estes, at 404-874-7244 ext. 16.