New Artist Grant Cycles at South Arts

South Arts is opening new grants cycles — Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants, and Presentation Grants.

Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants

The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant supports 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 available to support eligible proposed and completed (retroactive) opportunities taking place between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.

  • Applications Open: December 4, 2023
  • Applications Due: January 8, 2024

Presentation Grants

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. Artist fee support is awarded 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).

Projects must include both a public presentation (film screening, performance, reading, or exhibition) and an educational/community engagement component. These grants are limited and very competitive. Based on the artist fee, the maximum request is $9,500 for modern dance and contemporary ballet or $7,500 for other artistic disciplines. The grant requires a dollar-for-dollar cash match (for example, an applicant that requests $7,500 must provide a $7,500 cash match for a project with a $15,000 artist fee).

  • Applications open on December 4 , 2023.
  • Applications must be submitted on or before March 1, 2024.