08 Dec South Arts Announces Sustainability Grants for Film & Literary Organizations
As a Regional Arts Organization, South Arts is committed to the sustainability of arts organizations and recognizes the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the Southern arts community. South Arts, with one-time only funds made available through the American Rescue Plan and the National Endowment for the Arts, will offer a limited number of Sustainability Grants up to $10,000 to film and literary organizations based in our nine-state region to help sustain operations during or after the pandemic. The goal of this grant is sustainability – helping organizations to maintain their staff and keep their doors open.
The organization’s hope is to ensure the viability of arts and cultural organizations when leverage and impact are most critical to the larger arts community. For this new effort, it is supporting film and literary arts organizations and notably the creative workers of these sectors. These grants will help expand the reach and demonstrate the organization’s commitment to increase its support of all artistic disciplines in the South.
Eligible operating expenses supported by this grant include:
- Salary support (full or partial) for one or more positions that are critical to the organization’s mission
- Fees for contractual personnel that are critical to the organization’s mission
- Facilities costs such as mortgage, rent, and utilities
- Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff, visitors, and audiences such as personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer
- Marketing and promotion costs
While any of the above expenses can be supported by this grant, South Arts strongly encourage applications that support salaries and contractor fees for creative workers. The application deadline is January 10, 2022.