South Arts has many grant opportunities currently available to artists and arts organizations in Tennessee:

Momentum – Dance Touring Initiative for Southern Companies – Deadline: January 18, 2019
Funding and professional development over three years for modern dance/contemporary ballet companies gain touring capacity

Traditional Arts Touring – Deadline: December 5, 2018
Funds up to $5,000 to support organizations presenting out-of-state, Southern traditional artists

Performing Arts Touring – Deadline: March 4, 2019
Funds up to $7,500 to support organizations presenting out-of-state, Southern performers

Literary Arts Touring – Deadline: May 1, 2019
Funds up to $2,500 to support organizations presenting out-of-state, Southern writers

Express Grants – Deadline: Year-round, at least 60 days prior to activities

Professional Development and Artistic Planning – Deadline: Year-round, at least 60 days prior to activities

Lynnbrook Park Artist-Organizer RFP

The goals of the Artist-Organizer (the Artist), will be to engage with community members, to create and maintain strong partnerships with well-trusted leaders within the community, to help build a vision for the future of Lynnbrook Park. The project scope will include deep community engagement, artistic workshops for the community, and temporary artistic installations. Community workshops should utilize a variety of participatory art forms, teach people about creative processes, and apply those processes to the imagining of a future park site. If accomplishing this variety requires the help of other artists, the Artist will be responsible for contracting them. Additionally, the Artist will be required to coordinate with a Landscape Architect to translate artist-collected feedback into a conceptual design of the park. Download the RFP

The Public Art Challenge will support innovative temporary public art projects that enhance the vibrancy of cities. It encourages mayors to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues. Cities with 30,000 or more residents are eligible to apply. Only three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years. More information here.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets. It offers grants up to $150,000 to support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice.  Libraries, museums, institutions of higher education and community organizations that support these entities are eligible to apply.

Invited to perform at a festival abroad? USArtists International grants can help you make your performance a reality. Committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theater invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets abroad. Determine if you are eligible by reviewing the program guidelines. Interested in learning more? Join us for our webinars!
Next deadline: April 3 at 11:59 PM Eastern for projects taking place between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Review the eligibility guidelines and apply today. If you applied at the November deadline, you will be notified by March 1.
USArtists International is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding.


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