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South Arts: Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants

April 30, 2025

These grants offer up to $1,000 to support artistic planning and the professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators.

The following is a top-level list of the main eligibility requirements necessary to be considered for a Professional Development and Artistic Planning 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, 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)
    • 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 for new opportunities and relate to the applicant’s work as a presenter (for the purposes of this program, we define presenters as organizations that present or host guest artists for engagements in their communities)
  • Have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
  • Provide a dollar-for-dollar cash match