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Dance programs, professional development, touring film screenings: South Arts offers robust programs for presenters, artists, and audiences.


Artists Thrive - South Arts Pod

Receive complimentary virtual registration to the Artists Thrive Summit (July 19-22, 2022) and be part of our engagement pod, connecting with the South Arts team and artists from across the region.


Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

An annual gathering of arts workers, community leaders, and other stakeholders, the Summit explores how the arts can make southern communities more inclusive, connected, and resilient.



Learn how readiness planning can prepare your organization for any emergency. The new dPlan|ArtsReady tool walks you through developing a plan so you are ready to face the unexpected.


Emerging Leaders of Color

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


In These Mountains

Preserving and perpetuating the folk and traditional arts of Central Appalachia.


International Society of Performing Arts Fellowships

Fellowships provide emerging and mid-career performing arts professionals with the opportunity to expand their international networks through membership and attendance at ISPA Congresses.


Jazz Road

A national initiative supporting jazz artists to build tours and explore their work.



A multifaceted professional development and grant-making program, this project enhances the presentation and touring of modern dance and contemporary ballet throughout the South.


Professional Development

South Arts is committed to supporting arts professionals in their growth at any stage in their career. Check this page frequently for upcoming and archival learning opportunities and resources.


Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Connecting indie filmmakers with audiences across the South.


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.


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Artists Thrive - South Arts Pod

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Cross-Sector Impact Grants (Letter of Interest)

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