Traditional Arts Touring Grants

Deadline: December 5

South Arts offers grants to fund touring groups performing traditional art forms, whether they are indigenous to the region or reflect the traditions of recent immigrant communities.

Traditional arts being practiced in the South include African American gospel music, Afro-Cuban batá drum, Catawba pottery, Zydeco music, Indian Bharatha Natyam dance, Anglo American quilting, Peruvian retablos, Chinese zheng, Cherokee storytelling and Minorcan netmaking, among others.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums and presenters. The program serves both communities and traditional artists. Priority consideration is given to support new applicants and underserved communities.

The minimum grant request is $1,000. The maximum request is $5,000

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until available funds are depleted.

Details and an online application can be found at