South Arts logo

Southern Prize and State Fellowships for Visual Artists

Deadline: December 3

Applications for the 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellowships are open.

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South.

The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The group of nine State Fellows will be selected by a national jury, and a second national jury will select the Southern Prize Winner and Finalist. Jurors will make their selections based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region.

This program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future.

Details and an online application can be found at