Southern Arts Federation Regional Touring Applications Due March 1
February 13, 2007ATLANTA — The Southern Arts Federation (SAF), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), offers grants and subsidies in an effort to strengthen nonprofit presenters' organizational capacity, and to sustain and expand markets for arts organizations and artists. The NEA/SAF Regional Touring grant program promotes the touring of regional, national, and international performing artists and writers by offering an opportunity for presenting arts organizations to receive fee support to present artists that reside outside the presenter's state. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading AND an educational component.
Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, March 1, 2007. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $7,500 (dance projects) or $5,000 (non-dance projects). All projects must take place between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008 in the presenter's state. The FY2008 guidelines and application form are now available. Only nonprofit presenting organizations in the Southern Arts Federation's nine-state region are eligible to apply. SAF's nine-state region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For more information, click here.