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Atlanta, GA

Cross-Sector Opportunity Grants

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South Arts recognizes that as our communities continue to change, the arts play an incomparable role in addressing many of our communal and individual challenges and strengths. Further, the value of partnership, and working together across sectors, brings new opportunity, increased effectiveness, and greater depth to our collective work. Through this new program, South Arts seeks to provide significant support to projects developed by partners that harness the power of “Arts & …”.

Cross-Sector Impact Grants is a new program of grantmaking, open to all art forms, for partnership projects taking place in one of South Arts’ nine member states. For FY20, eligible projects will feature “Arts & …”, for example, arts and the military, arts and aging, arts and community revitalization. Applicants may propose a project design that they believe will be most impactful, with a minimum of one public presentation being a basic requirement. Applicants may be organizations, units of government, higher educational institutions, or artists. Matching grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded, and South Arts anticipates that successful applications will be fully funded.

This first grants cycle of Cross-Sector Impact Grants encourages applications from new partnerships. However, given the compressed project period, projects which deepen and expand existing partnerships are also encouraged to apply. Subsequent funding cycles are anticipated.

South Arts’ mission is advancing Southern vitality through the arts. This new program addresses two of South Arts’ Strategic Goals as outlined in its 2019-2023 strategic plan.

  • Connect artist and arts professionals in the South to resources that will increase opportunities for success within and outside the region
  • Advance impactful arts-based programs that recognize and address trends and evolving needs of a wide range of communities in the South

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