Jazz Road Creative Residencies, a national program led by South Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, is now accepting applications.
“We are so excited to expand our programs for jazz musicians across the United States,” explained Sara Donnelly, program director with South Arts. “With a Jazz Road Creative Residencies,, artists will have the flexibility to design and propose their own project. We are putting the direction and power directly in the hands of the artists.”Artists can apply for grants of $5,000-$40,000 to develop their own personalized residency and further explore their art form. No matching funds are required.
The concept and definition of “residency” is intentionally broad, so artists can create a project that suits their needs for artistic creation and connecting with audiences. An artist’s proposed project may be conducted on their own, in collaboration with other artists, and/or in partnership with organizations.
Applicable projects must be one to three weeks in duration and occur between October 2021 and June 2022. Applications are open through July 1, 2021.
“This historic program in support of one of our nation’s greatest art forms is supremely gratifying,” says Arts Midwest President and CEO Torrie Allen. “Americans from all parts of our country will benefit from its many positive outcomes.”
Jazz Road, a national program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is led by South Arts in partnership with the five other U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Western Arts Alliance/WESTAF).