Jazz Road Creative Residency | South Arts | Due April 8th

Jazz Road Creative Residency | South Arts | Due April 8th

Jazz Road Creative Residencies is one component of the larger program, Jazz Road. Jazz Road is a 4-year national jazz initiative directed by South Arts, funded by the Doris Duke Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation. Jazz Road features a coordinated partnership with the other five Regional Arts Organizations. All work together to deliver technical assistance and grants that enhance jazz artists’ livelihoods through residencies in communities across the country.


To remove the financial barriers that keep professional jazz artists from investing deeply in their creative practice, attending to their artistic and professional growth, and experimenting across a wide range of artistic and community engagement possibilities throughout the US.


Jazz Road Creative Residencies is an artist-centric program that responds to what artists have called for while promoting flexibility for how “residency” can be defined..

Artists have expressed their need for time and resources to drive new creative vision; explore possible collaborations; and connect their music to communities in socially relevant and lasting ways. Support in these areas is viewed as crucial for musicians to reach new artistic and professional heights while building jazz partnerships and audiences throughout the US.

Program Goal

To provide financial support for professional jazz artists from across the US in self-defined residency activities that advance their artistry, creative exploration, community engagement, and lifework in jazz.

Award Amounts

Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $40,000. Grants are awarded directly to artists.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications open: February 8, 2023
  • Deadline: April 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Notification: June 15, 2023
  • Grant period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024



For more info, or to apply visit: Jazz Road Creative Residencies | South Arts