Grants / Fellowships

Cross-Sector Impact Grants

South Arts seeks to provide significant support to projects developed by partners that harness the power of “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. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for partnerships or projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

Deadline: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Creative Catalyst Fellowship at Kenan Institute for the Arts

Winston-Salem

As a Creative Catalyst Fellow, the Program Coordinator at the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts will work closely with the Program Manager in implementing programs and assisting in the management of programmatic spaces for the Creative Catalyst Program.

Deadline: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Creative Catalyst Fellowship at Mixxer

Winston-Salem

The Creative Catalyst Fellowship will work in community engagement in establishing and developing relationships with organizations and community leaders in the Boston Thurmond neighborhood in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Deadline: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Creative Catalyst Fellowship at Creative Greensboro

Greensboro

The Creative Catalyst Fellowship at Creative Greensboro will collaborate with city leadership and external partners to conceive, develop and implement strategies related to the documentation of and engagement with the city’s growing public art collection, including publicly and private owned works.

Deadline: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Creative Catalyst Fellowship at John C Campbell Folk School

Brasstown

A Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Marketing and Programming at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. will coordinate foundational research in support of an initiative that aims to promote and preserve traditional Appalachian craft, music and dance.

Deadline: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Creative Catalyst Fellowship at Elsewhere

Greensboro

The Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Community Engagement at Elsewhere will focus on creating long-term plans for reactivating the Black Lunch Tables, a piece created by artist Heather Hart as part of South Elm Projects in 2015. The Fellow will assist in researching the impetus behind the project, connect with the artists for insight, and create community connections to aid Elsewhere in finding a sustainable solution for the piece.

Deadline: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants

The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant is a pilot program to support a milestone opportunity in an individual artist’s career that is likely to lead to substantial and significant career advancement. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to support opportunities taking place between April 1, 2020 and August 30, 2021. Applications are due at least 60 days prior to activities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until this program’s funds are depleted.

Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

Deadline: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Halycon Arts Lab Residential Fellowship

Washington, DC

At the intersection of art and social change, this five-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Literary Arts Touring grants

The Literary Arts Touring grant program offers presenting organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage Southern writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) who reside outside of the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop. The project can include a single engagement by a writer or multiple writers involved in an event (for example, writers series or festivals). The maximum request is 50% of the writers’ fees, up to a total grant of $2,500. Each writer is required to fully-participate in the reading and educational/outreach component.

Deadline: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

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