Presentation Grants: Application Opening December 10

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts –

Organizations presenting film, performing arts, traditional arts, literary arts, or visual arts may apply for up to $7,500 to support artist fees.
Application deadline: March 1, 2022

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 component. These grants are limited and very competitive. Based on the artist fee, the maximum request is $7,500 and requires a 50% cash match (for example, an applicant that requests $7,500 must provide a $3,750 cash match for a project with a $11,250 artist fee).

As we continue to respond to COVID-19, South Arts has expanded the criteria for eligibility to include local artists, virtual activities, and a reduced cash match. The supported art forms have also been expanded. Visit our website for full eligibility, criteria, and priorities.

The Presentation Grants application will open on December 10, 2021, and the application deadline is March 1, 2022.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR: South Arts will hold a webinar providing details about the program, guidance on crafting an application, and addressing any questions. The webinar will be held December 7, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET; a recording of the webinar will be made available on our website within 48 hours.