Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less, the Express Grant program offers expedited awards of up to $2,000 supporting the presentation of touring artists.
The following is a top-level list of the main eligibility requirements necessary to be considered for an Express Grant. Please refer to the full list of eligibility requirements in the program’s Guidelines:
- Be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an official unit of local, county, or state government, or a federally recognized tribal community based within South Arts’ nine-state service area (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, or TN)
- Be in a rural community (for the purposes of this program, we define rural as a community with population of 50,000 or below)
- Engage a professional artist or ensemble who resides within South Arts’ nine-state service area
- Provide a 50% cash match
- Have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
DEADLINE: Rolling, applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the project start date.