New Sustainability Grants for Statewide and Multi-State Service Organizations from South Arts

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts –

As a Regional Arts Organization, South Arts is committed to the sustainability of arts organizations and recognizes the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the Southern arts community. South Arts will offer a limited number of $5,000 to $20,000 grants to statewide or regional (multi-state) arts and cultural service organizations based in our nine-state region to help sustain operations during or after the pandemic.

The goal of this grant is sustainability – helping these organizations to maintain staff and keep their doors open so that they can provide services to their wide geographic reach. Our hope is to ensure the viability of arts and cultural service organizations when leverage and impact are most critical to the larger arts community.

Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.

This grant program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. CARES funds are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to the thousands of organizations that add value to America’s economy and the creative life of our communities.

In addition to supporting this program, South Arts is distributing much of the CARES Act funding we received to our State Arts Agency partners, so that they may directly regrant and distribute it to additional organizations throughout each state in our region.