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South Arts: Express Grants

April 30, 2025

Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less, the Express Grant program offers expedited awards of up to $3,000 supporting the presentation of touring artists.

South Arts believes that rural communities deserve great art, and can require specialized support to make that vision viable. Distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, Express Grants support rural organizations and communities with expedited grants of up to $3,000. To be eligible for funding, applicants must program arts experiences featuring a Southern artist.

Express Grants are an opportunity for organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region to receive fee support to present Southern guest film directors, visual and performing artists, or writers from inside or outside of the presenter’s state. Artist fee support is awarded for:

  • film (documentary, fiction, experimental, and animation),
  • performing arts (theater, music, opera, musical theater, and dance),
  • literary arts (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry),
  • traditional arts, and
  • visual arts (crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media).
  • Projects must include both a public presentation (film screening, performance, reading, or exhibition) and an educational/community engagement component. Based on the artist fee, the maximum request is $3,000. The grant requires a dollar-for-dollar cash match (for example, an applicant that requests $3,000 must provide a $3,000 cash match for a project with a $6,000 artist fee).

Be a tax-exempt nonprofit or an official unit of local, county, or state government based within South Arts’ nine-state service area (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, or TN)

    • Ineligible applicants include:
      • Organizations based outside of AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, or TN
      • Fiscally sponsored organizations
      • For-profit businesses or organizations
      • Artists or ensembles
  • Be in a rural community (for the purposes of this program, we define rural as a community with a population of 50,000 or below)
  • Engage a professional artist or ensemble who resides within South Arts’ nine-state service area (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, or TN)
  • Have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
  • Provide a dollar-for-dollar cash match

APPLICATIONS OPEN: May 15, 2024

Details

Date:
April 30, 2025
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Website:
https://www.southarts.org/community-organization-grants/express-grants

Details

Date:
April 30, 2025
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.southarts.org/community-organization-grants/express-grants