Grants Available for Jazz Artists


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Mid-America Arts Alliance is proud to present Jazz Road, a national program of South Arts

South Arts is now accepting applications for the newly launched Jazz Road Tours program, offering grants of up to $15,000 to support tours by emerging and mid-career jazz artists. Artists can apply for funds to build tours that include three to six sites, with an emphasis on bringing jazz to rural, isolated, and underserved parts of the country.

The first cycle of Jazz Road funding will support tours occurring between October 2019 and September 2020, with additional cycles to be announced later this year. Artists funded will use the funds to pay for necessary aspects of touring, including travel, lodging, meals, and artist fees.

To apply, artists must submit information about themselves and any other artists in their ensemble, samples of their work, the structure of the tour, and letters of intent countersigned by the performance venues. Artists living anywhere in the U.S. may apply. A peer panel will review all of the applicants using the criteria of artistic excellence and merit of the proposed tour to recommend funding. Applications are due August 1. Learn more and apply.