South Arts Literary Arts Grant Applications Due May 1

UNCW’s Lookout Press author Clare Beams opens UNCW Creative Writing Department’s 2016 Writer’s Week as she discusses her creative inspirations for her book, “We show What We have Learned,” and discusses the role of women who write “strange fiction,” on Monday, October 31, 2016, at King Hall. PHOTO BY: KYLE MAPLES/UNCW

By Nikki Estes, South Arts –

South Arts’ Literary Arts Touring grants are available to bring Southern writers – fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry – to your community for readings and educational programs such as workshops.

Eligible projects can include a single engagement by a Southern writer or multiple Southern writers involved in an event (for example, writers series or festivals) and the maximum request is 50% of the writers’ fees (up to a total grant of $2,500). Projects must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

NEW THIS YEAR! The engagement of a Southern writer is a requirement. 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

New applicants are encouraged to contact Nikki Estes at 404.874.7244 x16 to discuss eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) are eligible to apply.

Seeking Grant Panelists

If you’re not planning to submit an application but are interested in serving as a panelist, please visit our website and complete a nomination form. South Arts needs presenting leaders from our region to serve as grant panelists for this program in June. Panel work is conducted online and over the phone; no travel is required.

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