Presentation Grants of up to $7,500 are available

From Ivan Schustak, Director of Communications, South Arts –

Grants of up to $7,500 are available for organizations to present a Southern artist for a performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, or film engagement.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

Presentation Grants, South Arts’ newest grantmaking program, replaces our previous Performing Arts Touring Grants and Literary Arts Touring Grants. Presentation Grants are an opportunity for organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, or TN) to receive artist fee support of up to $7,500 to present Southern guest filmmakers, visual and performing artists, or writers from inside or outside of the presenter’s state. Projects must include both a public presentation (film screening, performance, reading or exhibition) and an educational component.

Due to COVID-19, eligible projects can include virtual activities by the guest artist and/or projects that engage local artists. Projects must take place between September 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

South Arts is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have prioritized this commitment to ensure that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led and LGBTQIA+ led organizations are represented as both applicants and grantees. In addition, we encourage applications for projects that engage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists.

The deadline to submit a Presentation Grants application is May 3, 2021.