Foundation / Corporation
05/01/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee nonprofit organizations and government agencies to host presentations by out-of-state writers. Funding will support literary projects that contain a public reading as well as an educational component such as a writing workshop.
The Literary Arts Touring grant program offers presenting organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage Southern writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) who reside outside of the presenter’s state. The project can include a single engagement by a writer or multiple writers involved in an event (for example, writers series or festivals). Each writer is required to fully-participate in the reading and educational/outreach component.
-The project must include both a public reading and an educational/outreach component. NOTE: Readings at conferences and school-focused readings (primarily engaging students, whether taking place at the school or a venue) will not be considered open and accessible to the general public; however, school-focused readings will satisfy the educational component requirement. For the public reading, a minimum of 30 minutes of presentation (reading and lecture) is required.
-Events must be open and marketed to the public and dedicated to serving a wide audience. Projects are not required to serve the entire geographic community but should have targeted participants.
-All grant recipients are required to provide accessibility for constituents with disabilities at grant-funded events. For the purpose of these guidelines, accessibility relates to your overall facility and project being accessible to all. In addition to physical access (ramps, accessible parking/box office/restrooms/seating, etc.), communications and programmatic accessibility is not only required but can help your organization build audiences and strengthen engagement. Grant applications should show evidence of thoughtful planning and implementation efforts. The National Endowment for the Arts has resources to assist arts organizations in making accommodations. Please visit the NEA’s website for more information and view presentation slides from the fall of 2015. Applicants must commit to the Endowment’s Assurance of Compliance.
-The educational/outreach component is an integral part of the engagement and should be carefully planned. A meaningful educational component should involve concentrated preparation by the writer(s) and presenter, and include a learning event that has a lasting impact upon the audience (e.g., workshops, lectures and master classes). The writer(s) must conduct the educational activity. Please be aware that failure to include an educational/outreach component will result in ineligibility.
-Applicants can request fee support for multiple writers (subject to the noted limits). Each writer is required to fully-participate in the reading and educational/outreach component.
GrantWatch ID#: 180099
The maximum request is 50% of the writers’ fees, up to a total grant of $2,500.
The minimum grant request is $500.
Projects must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
404-874-7244 ext. 16
South Arts, Inc
1800 Peachtree St NW, Suite 808
Atlanta, GA 30309
P: (404) 874-7244
F: (404) 873-2148
TTY: 711 or 1 (800) 255-0056
USA: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee