Cross-Sector Impact Grants: New Program Supporting “Arts &…” Initiatives

Fresh Future Farm in Charleston, South Carolina partnered with artist Anika Hall to revitalize a community surrounding the community garden. Images courtesy Fresh Future Farm and Rusty Sox.

Now accepting Letters of Interest for grants of up to $15,000

Deadline: July 18, 2019

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts

South Arts recognizes that as our communities continue to change, the arts play an incomparable role in addressing many of our communal and individual challenges and strengths. Further, the value of partnership, and working together across sectors, brings new opportunity, increased effectiveness, and greater depth to our collective work. Through this new program, South Arts seeks to provide significant support to projects developed by partners that harness the power of “Arts & …”.

Cross-Sector Impact Grants is a new program of grantmaking, open to all art forms, for partnership projects taking place in one of South Arts’ nine member states. For FY20, eligible projects will feature “Arts & …”, for example, arts and the military, arts and aging, arts and community revitalization. Applicants may propose a project design that they believe will be most impactful, with a minimum of one public presentation being a basic requirement. Applicants may be organizations, units of government, higher educational institutions, or artists. Matching grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded, and South Arts anticipates that successful applications will be fully funded.

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South Arts will host a webinar discussing the Cross-Sector Impact Grants program, guidelines, intended outcomes, and best-practices for developing a successful project on Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Click here to join the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted online shortly afterwards.