Grants / Fellowships

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.

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.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Performing Arts Touring grants

The Performing Arts Touring program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region to receive fee support to present Southern performing artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Touring support is awarded to theater, music, opera, musical theater, and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component. These grants are limited and very competitive. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for all other projects.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Regional Artist Project Grant


The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for their Regional Artist Project Grants which offer support to artists in a six-county region to help them further their professional development.  Committed, gifted individual artists and collaborative groups in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Materials-Based Research Grant


The Materials-Based Research Grant encourages mutually-beneficial collaboration between craft and the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Jazz Road Tours Grant Applications

South Arts is now accepting applications for Jazz Road Tours, a national program offering grants of up to $15,000 to support tours by emerging and mid-career jazz artists. Artists can apply for funds to build tours that include three to six sites, with an emphasis on reaching rural, isolated, and underserved communities in combination with dates at more traditional venues. These awards will support tours taking place between August 15, 2020 and August 14, 2021. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Creative Capital Award

The Creative Capital Award is designed to assist artists who are working at the vanguard of their fields, or who have ideas to propel their artistic practices forward. Each selected project receives up to $100,000 in total support: $50,000 in direct funding allocated at key intervals in project development, combined with $50,000 of deep mentorship and advisory services. The application opens on an annual basis every February. There is an online info session on February 12, 2020 from 7-8:30pm. 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has opened the 2020 application to our Emergency Grants for individual artists, which provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster affecting a region on a broad scale. The Emergency Grant is intended to help reestablish their studio practice. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider requests for up to three years following such an event. 2020 is the final year we will be accepting applications for artists affected by 2017 events: Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma, and 2017 California Wildfires.

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