South Arts Region Scholarships

Scholarship Guidelines

For those in AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, or TN.

For West Virginia, please visit Get Creative WV.

South Arts is offering scholarship opportunities to attend the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, February 23-24, 2021. This virtual summit is presented by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking in partnership with South Arts.

A limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee are offered to individuals in rural and small communities* in the South Arts region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). South Arts encourages community teams of two or more to attend the conference, including artists, representatives of arts and cultural organizations, local government, Main Street organizations, community planning & development agencies, higher education, and others who may be likely partners in creative placemaking efforts.

*Note: For this program, “rural or small” is defined as cities/towns with population of 50,000 or below. 
Information about the conference and online registration can be found on the main conference page.


Eligible applicants:

  • Individuals working in the arts, community development, local government or other sectors with a commitment to developing creative placemaking or implementing creative placemaking projects in their communities.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a resident of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee

All applicants must agree to complete a post-conference evaluation. Failure to complete the post-conference survey will render an applicant ineligible for future South Arts grants and programs.

Selection of Recipients

Applications will be reviewed scored by South Arts staff for completeness and responsiveness. 

South Arts is committed to practices and programs that create greater cultural equity, represent the diversity of our region, are inclusive of diverse voices and artistic expression, and are accessible to everyone.

South Arts will select scholarship recipients to ensure cultural and geographic representations reflective of the South and may prioritize those who have not received a past scholarship for this conference. Awards will be granted based on availability of funds.

Deadline: Complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. EST on January 15, 2021. South Arts intends to notify applicants of their status by February 1, 2021.

Ready to Apply?

Scholarship applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 1, 2021.

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