Foundation / Corporation
South Arts - Jazz Road
08/01/19 11:59 PM EST
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to USA and territories individual jazz artists to conduct tours that bring live jazz music to a variety of venues across the country. Funding is intended to support 3-to-6-site touring routes for both emerging and established mid-career jazz musicians who perform solo or play within a jazz ensemble of 2-10 musicians.
Jazz Road Tours is designed to increase jazz artists’ abilities to book and promote their own tours. In addition, Jazz Road Tours intend to connect jazz artists with new listeners in new places. Artists will receive support for tours that represent new opportunities for them, enable them to develop new audiences, and bring jazz to new communities. Emphasis is placed on including areas and communities with limited recent exposure to live jazz performance.
Jazz Road Tours will support artists who supplement traditional jazz engagements with dates and activities through alternative spaces and ways of programming the music. Tours including non-traditional jazz venues along with anchor presenters whose jazz presenting history and commitment will provide greater stability and higher visibility for the touring artist/ensemble, will be considered most competitive. Jazz Road also will prioritize applications that include venues that are based in rural areas or reach typically underserved communities.
Eligible tour routing will span three to six sites on contiguous dates with a total distance of at least 250 miles, or a tour route spanning three to six sites, at least one of which must be 250 miles from the applicant’s home base. Tours can include more than six sites, as budgeting allows.
Tours may be organized at eligible venues, including performing arts centers, universities, jazz festivals, and less traditional, alternative venues. Funding may be used for performance fees, as well as expenses related to travel, accommodations, meals/per diem, and administrative support for tour promotion and coordination. For a list of eligible organizations and venues, and for further details on eligible expenses, see the Guidelines in Pre-Application Information below.
GrantWatch ID#: 186117
This grant program is designed to support approximately 50 tours each year.
Jazz Road Tour grants will range from $5,000 – $15,000.
Grant funds will support two types of expenses:
- Expenses directly related to the jazz tour including artist fees, travel, housing, and meals, to a maximum of $12,500
- Administrative costs related to tour coordination and promotion, up to a maximum of $2,500
Tours must take place between Oct 2019 and Sept 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://southarts.gosmart.org/
For additional information, contact:
Sara Donnelly, Director, Jazz
Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director for Programs and Accessibility
1800 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 808
Atlanta, GA 30309
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