Durham School of the Arts Chorus performing with the Fisk Jubilee Singers as part of a residency. Photo courtesy of Aaron Greenwald, Duke Performances.
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization empowering artists, organizations, and communities, and increasing access to arts and culture. We believe that the arts elevate the region, increasing connectedness and inspiring meaningful change in the process.
Our region birthed jazz, cultivated the traditional arts of Appalachia, and is home to some of today’s most innovative, boundary-pushing artists. Past, present, and future, the arts of our region drive the country forward. South Arts supports and celebrates the artistry of our region with grants and fellowships for artists, communities, and organizations. With grants and fellowships available directly to artists, we support the creative forces to continue their lifelong learning, develop new work, and thrive while calling our region “home.” Additionally, with annual summits that explore topics such as creative placemaking to comprehensive multi-year initiatives that develop the field of modern dance, our portfolio of programs reflects the needs and opportunities of the region. We provide professional development for community leaders, arts administrators, and artists so they can have the tools to succeed.