Do you want to serve on a South Arts grant panel?

Do you want to serve on a South Arts grant panel?

South Arts is searching for leaders in the presenting field from its nine-state region to serve as panelists for the grants program. Panels will take place in April, May, and June. Each panel will be comprised of several panelists who have proven experience and expertise in at least one of the major performing arts disciplines (dance, music, and theater) or in literary arts.

Panels will be held in a web-based format (via phone and computer). Panelists are not expected to travel; however, each panelist must be able to commit to a brief orientation/training session, independent review and evaluation of applications, and one full-day of panel discussion.

Key dates
  • March 1, March 8, and May 2: Grant deadlines
  • late-March and early-May: Brief panel orientation
  • mid-April through early-June: Grant panels

South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, supports multiple funding programs through the South Arts Fund. Touring grants support performing arts and literary arts presenting organizations for engagements by guest touring artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Eligible projects (theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, dance, and literature) must include publicly accessible performances or readings and educational activities that provide opportunities for people to participate in the arts.

To nominate yourself as a panelist for the grants program, please complete the online form.

Submitted nominations will be held for consideration for two years. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Estes at 404-874-7244 ext. 16.


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