Presentation Grants to Support Southern Artist Engagements

Posted Mar 04, 2021

Categories , , , , , ,

Inquire Now

Expires May 03, 2021



Grants of up to $7,500 to present a Southern artist in a performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, or film engagement

Informational Webinar: March 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET

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.

Want to learn more? Review the guidelines and join us Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET for an informational webinar. We will discuss the goals of the program, explore the guidelines and application process, and go over frequently asked questions. Can’t attend the webinar? Don’t worry, the recorded webinar will be available on our website within 48 hours.

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


South Arts


Nikki Estes | Email