South Arts opens apps for Jazz Road Tours grants

PLUS: jazz creative residency grant opens soon

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

South Arts is pleased to announce that the next application cycle of Jazz Road Tours is now open and Jazz Road Creative Residencies will open on February 8.

These artist-centric grant programs put funds directly in the hands of jazz artists across the US to connect with audiences and develop creative work.

Jazz Road Tours grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, funding the artists directly to cover a portion of eligible tour expenses including artist fees, travel, housing, meals, backline, road/sound/tour management, and costs related to tour coordination and promotion. The Jazz Road Tours program is designed to help artists earn a living wage while on the road. The next application cycle is now open with a deadline of March 8, and additional regular deadlines throughout the coming years.

Coming soon…

Jazz Road Creative Residencies grants range from $5,000 to $40,000, to remove financial barriers that keep artists from investing deeply in their creative practice, attending to their artistic and professional growth, and experimenting across a wide range of artistic and community engagement possibilities throughout the US. Through these grants, jazz artists can propose, build, and develop their own creative residency to further explore their work. The next application cycle will open on Feb. 8 with a deadline of April 8.

Informational Webinar

An information webinar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET to share our vision for these programs and best practices on assembling a successful application. Register today to join us! The webinar will be recorded and posted on our site soon afterward.