Microgrants available from South Arts for accessibility initiatives

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling, through May 15, 2023

Announced yesterday, just in time to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s passage today, South Arts is making up to $2,500 available for organizations to make arts programs accessible to persons with disabilities.

From the announcement:

The Southeast is home to some of the world’s more diverse and vibrant artistic communities. At South Arts, we believe that the arts are for everyone. The arts enrich the lives of people of all abilities and backgrounds. In our commitment to amplifying the success of the Southeast’s arts ecology, South Arts offers micro-funding to supplement the efforts of arts organizations throughout our service area.

They also provided an important reminder: Art making (emphasis added-Ed.) is for everyone too! South Arts encourages arts organizations to hire artistic personnel of all abilities at all levels. For these particular grants, South Arts encourages arts organizations to work directly with artists who identify as differently abled.

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts is now offering Micro Accessibility Grants that complement existing efforts by arts organizations to include audiences and artists with disabilities. Accessibility micro-grants are available to support Nonprofit, 501c3, arts organizations located within the South Arts Service region states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, museums, performing arts presenters, theatre companies, visual arts and music organizations.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through May 15, 2023.

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