Southern Fast Track Touring Grants Available for Performing and Literary Arts Projects

South Arts (formerly the Southern Arts Federation) is accepting applications for the Southern Fast Track touring grant program.

The program provides smaller presenting organizations in South Arts' nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) with fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter's state. Grants will be awarded for theater, music, opera, musical theater, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component.

Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts' nine-state region are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must have operating budgets of $150,000 or less (for the last completed fiscal year), and projects must take place between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

The maximum request is 50 percent of the artist fee, up to $2,500. The minimum grant request is $500.

Applications must be submitted online at least sixty days prior to the project start date. All grant requests are subject to funding availability. Grants are awarded on a first come/first served basis until funding is depleted. Early submission is encouraged.

Visit the South Arts Web site for complete program guidelines and the application form.