Jazz Road Tours supports small, artist-led, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Jazz Road Tours will operate on regularly recurring application cycles through 2026. The next deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022 for tours taking place between March 15, 2023 and March 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their funding status by February 15, 2023. For additional deadlines and funding information, please visit the South Arts Jazz Road Tours web page.

This artist-centric grant program—designed to support approximately 50 tours each year—is made possible with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation.

  • The Asheville, North Carolina-based Center for Craft invites applications for its Teaching Artist Cohort. Through the program, 21 mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an eight-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators. Proposals are invited from mid-career craft artists who teach. Deadline: November 30, 2022.
  • The Fine Arts Work Center invites applications for its 2023-24 Writing Fellowship, open to writers in the emerging stages of their careers. The seven-month fellowship includes a rustic but comfortable apartment, a monthly stipend of $1,000, plus an exit stipend. Residencies run from October 1, 2023, through April 30, 2023, and during this time, fellows can pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. Deadline: December 15, 2022.
  • Saratoga Arts is inviting applications for its Community Arts Grants program, which will provide grants of up to $5,000 to support projects that are open to the community they serve and allow the citizens of that community to interact directly with art. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) or New York State nonprofit organizations with an active board of trustees either incorporated in N.Y. State or registered to do business in N.Y. State. Deadline: December 15, 2022.
  • Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowships are open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research. This includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers. Artist fellowships may be conducted either as a virtual fellowship for one month or as a residential fellowship at the Folger for one, two, or three months. Deadline: January 15, 2023.
  • Adobe created the Stock Artist Development Fund to support and promote outstanding artists identifying with underrepresented communities and provide a platform to showcase and celebrate their independent, empowered, and creative forms of visual expression. The fund offers empowerment of artists’ voices and financial support for talented artists with the eventual impact of promoting imagery that has been historically underrepresented in commercial media and aims to ensure that artists are compensated for their work. Rolling Deadline: January 22, 2023.