South Arts Awards $491,391 in Grants to Artists and Organizations

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South Arts announces the most recent grant recipients for three of our programs — Presentation Grants, Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants, and In These Mountains: Project Grants. With these awards, South Arts has invested $491,391 in the arts and culture of our region with funds going to artists, organizations, and communities across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

67 Presentation Grant Recipients Awarded Totaling $381,391

Presentation Grants are an opportunity for organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region to receive fee support to present Southern guest film directors, visual and performing artists, or writers from inside or outside of the presenter’s state. These grants support artist fees for film (documentary, fiction, experimental and animation), performing arts (theater, music, opera, musical theater and dance), literary arts (fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry), traditional arts, and visual arts (crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media) presentations with awards of up to $9,500. Presentation Grants are made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Learn more about the latest Presentation Grant recipients and their projects:

Meet the 12 Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant Awardees, Receiving a Total of $20,000

South Arts recognizes that an invitation to participate in a major, milestone opportunity is not always enough. Even with stipends or payments, overall expenses can make such an opportunity inaccessible. In order to ensure that artists from our region can take full advantage of major opportunities, South Arts offers Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants.

The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants support a milestone opportunity in an individual artist’s career that is likely to lead to substantial and significant career advancement. Grants of up to $2,000 are supporting opportunities taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

The latest Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants recipients are:

Announcing the 9 In These Mountains: Project Grant Recipients Receiving $90,000

The In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture Project Grants advance the goals of the In These Mountains (ITM) initiative by supporting projects that promote sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, documenting, and supporting the continuity of the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums, performing arts presenters, community festival organizations, faith-based organizations, etc. Organizations must be located within and serve at least one Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) county in Kentucky, North Carolina, or Tennessee.

The In These Mountains: Project Grant recipients are: