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Literary Arts Touring

Grants to USA Agencies and Nonprofits in Eligible Southern
States for Literary Events Featuring Touring Artists

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South Arts

Conf. Date:

12/11/19

Deadline Date:

05/01/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible southern states to host presentations by out-of-state writers. Eligible states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 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. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop. The project can include a single engagement by a writer or multiple writers involved in an event (for example, writers series or festivals). Unless there are special circumstances, projects should take place in the presenter’s state.

Eligible projects must include the engagement of an artist or company that resides in South Arts’ region, excluding the applicant’s state. Please note the following exemption for touring within state boundaries: In-state touring is allowed for Southern artists residing at least 400 miles away from the applicant’s location.

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.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180099

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging between $500 and $2,500 are available.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply. South Arts’ nine-state region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
- Presenting organizations must have not-for-profit, tax-exempt status or be an official unit of local, county or state government. For nonprofit presenters, tax-exempt status will be verified by a third party entity. Governmental presenters must provide proof of government status. South Arts does not accept applications from fiscal agents for this grant program.
- All applicants must have a DUNS number. Applications will not be accepted from organizations that do not have a DUNS number.
- All applicants must have a readiness plan. Applications will not be accepted from organizations that do not provide the required description of the readiness plan.

Not funded:
- South Arts does not fund benefits or fundraisers.
- Indirect and additional project costs are not supported by this grant.

Ineligible presenters:
- Presenters cannot receive funding for writers who reside in the presenter’s state (i.e., a Georgia nonprofit organization cannot apply for funding to present a Georgia writer). Eligible projects must include guest writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry; playwrights are not eligible for this grant program.
- Presenters are limited to one Literary Arts Touring grant application per South Arts fiscal year.
- Presenters who have failed to submit final reports for any previous South Arts grant by the application deadline for this program will not be considered for funding in this grant cycle.
- Presenters who fail to properly acknowledge South Arts’ and the National Endowment for the Arts’ support in programs and press materials may not be considered for additional funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Performing Arts Touring and Literary Arts Touring Grants Webinar will be held on December 11, 2019, and 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

To register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1IbV7bQoTimjOIw5lS1DdQ

Pre-Application Information:

Literary Arts Touring applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM ET.

Literary Arts Touring grant awards require a dollar-for-dollar cash match.

New applicants are encouraged to contact Nikki Estes to discuss eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Applicants must agree to the Contract Terms of Agreement, Assurance of Compliance and Federal Suspension and Disbarment Requirements prior to submission.

Guidelines: https://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/literary-arts-touring/guidelines/
Narrative Instructions: https://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/literary-arts-touring/narrative-instructions/
Application Information: https://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/literary-arts-touring/application/
Assurance of Compliance and Federal Suspension and Disbarment Requirements : https://www.southarts.org/grants/additional-information/assurance-of-compliance/
Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/9JMBPuw9B_0

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://southarts.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=61

Nikki Estes
nestes@southarts.org
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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Georgia;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee

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