Campaign for Southern Equality has long recognized the intersections of art and activism in our region. They have been working to connect and support queer Southern artists, through their Southern Equality Studios program.
Says Southern Equality Studios Director Liz Williams, “One major thing we’ve learned is that Southern LGBTQ artists and creators have amazing ideas – but limited access to funding opportunities.” To address that, CSE is announcing the 2022 Southern Equality Studios special grant round of our Southern Equality Fund. The organization will provide 25 grants of $500 to applicants and nominees who are passionate about leveraging art as a catalyst and force for advancing LGBTQ lived and legal equality in the South.
If you’re an LGBTQ Southern artist, click here to learn more and apply – or, if someone you know inspires you, nominate them for the grant! Just click here.
The application will be open from January 20 – February 10, 2022. To be eligible, the artist or leadership team must be LGBTQ people based in the South. QTBIPOC-led initiatives are prioritized, but not required.
We want to hear from you or LGBTQ artists and creatives doing great work! Whether you’re a visual artist, poet, writer, or musician, we’re looking forward to reviewing your application.
Get all of the details and submit an application or nomination here.