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Jan 21, 2020
Apr 21, 2020

Jazz Road Tours Grant Applications

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South Arts is now accepting applications for Jazz Road Tours, a national program offering grants of up to $15,000 to support tours by emerging and mid-career jazz artists. Artists can apply for funds to build tours that include three to six sites, with an emphasis on reaching rural, isolated, and underserved communities in combination with dates at more traditional venues. These awards will support tours taking place between August 15, 2020 and August 14, 2021. Applications are due by April 21, 2020.


“Artists deserve to be paid equitably for their work, and Jazz Road is able to ensure that musicians can focus on their art as much as their wallets,” said Sara Donnelly, director of jazz with South Arts. South Arts has simplified the application process for this cycle of Jazz Road Tours. Previous as well as new applicants are encouraged to apply, and the program is open to US citizens or permanent residents 18 and over. Applicants may be either a solo artist or working with a composer-led or collective jazz ensemble which consists of 2-10 musicians.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, to review the program guidelines, and to begin your application, visit our website

View the Guidelines & Begin an Application

Jazz Road, administered by Atlanta-based South Arts, is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The initiative is conducted in partnership with the five other Regional Arts Organizations (Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Western Arts Alliance/WESTAF).