Grants / Fellowships

Traditional Arts Touring Grant

AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN

South Arts invites applications for their Traditional Arts Touring Grant, aimed to increase the public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by bringing artists together in Southern communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for organization in South Arts' nine-state primary region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN) to engage a traditional artist/ensemble for multi-day residencies in their community. 

Monday, November 1, 2021

Emerging Traditional Artists Program

Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee

South Arts invites traditional artists (ages 18-35) that have demonstrated a high level of skill in, commitment to, and leadership in their traditional art form in Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee to apply for the Emerging Traditional Artists Program.


Monday, November 1, 2021

Emerging Artists Program

Durham, Orange, Alamance, Granville, and Pearson counties

The Durham Arts Council invites applications for the Emerging Artists Program, a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists, from artists living in Durham, Orange, Alamance, Granville, and Pearson counties.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Arts Educator Professional Development Grant

Orange County, Wake County

The Orange County Arts Commission invites public school arts educators in Orange County Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to apply for small grants of up $250 to help with costs related to their creative and professional development.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Pivotal Fund

Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, and Wake counties

The Pivotal Fund is offering $5,000 grants to five artist-organized projects of high artistic merit and community impact that serve artists and communities in nine North Carolina counties: Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, and Wake.

Monday, October 25, 2021

The Crow's Nest Art Residency


The Crow's Nest artist farm is located on 40 acres of beautiful pasture and woodlands nestled in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains. The private artist residency space is located in a renovated loom house and fiber arts studio. And is complete with it's own kitchenette, composting toilet bathroom, propane wall heater, upstairs bedroom, and a spectacular view.

Jazz Road Tours

South Arts invites emerging and mid-career jazz artists to take your music to places it's never been and apply for Jazz Road Tours grants. Jazz Road Tours offer grants of up to $15,000 to develop tours into communities across the country.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Allies in Arts SOS Grants for BIPOC

Allies in Arts is offering SOS grants to BIPOC artists. They are small but immediately available. Just send your website or IG of your artwork, and they’ll do the application for you.

South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants

The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant supports 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, 2021 and August 31, 2022. Applications are due at least 60 days prior to activities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until this program’s funds are depleted.

Thursday, June 30, 2022


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