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2023 Southern Prize and State Fellowships

$80,000 in cash awards to visual artists in AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN

Event Types: Artist Opportunities , Calls For Artists

Aug 3, 2022 2:00 PMOct 10, 2022 11:49 PM

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South Arts



The Southern Prize and State Fellowships are open to visual artists in our nine-state region to support, expose, and celebrate the breadth, depth and diversity of artistic excellence.


The South Arts State Fellowship (state fellowship) is a state-specific prize awarded to artists whose work reflects the best of the visual arts in the South. A national jury will select one winner per eligible state, for a group of nine-state fellows, based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region. Each of the nine-state fellowship winners will be awarded a $5,000 state fellowship and will compete for one of the two Southern Prizes. State fellowship recipients will be required to attend the awards ceremony in late summer 2023.


The nine-state fellowship recipients will compete for the Southern Prize. The $25,000 Southern Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work demonstrates the highest artistic excellence, and a runner-up will be awarded a $10,000 Prize. Both Southern Prize recipients will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. A separate national jury will convene to evaluate the body of work represented by the nine-state fellowship recipients and select the Prize winner and Finalist. Winners of the Southern Prize will be announced at the awards ceremony.

  • Application Available on Slide Room: August 3, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit a Fee-Waiver Request: October 3, 2022
  • Application Closes on Slide Room: 11:59 p.m. ET, October 10, 2022
  • Jury Review Process: November 2022 – February 2023
  • State Fellowship Award Notifications: April 2023
  • Southern Prize Ceremony and 2023 Exhibition Opening: Late Summer 2023 (Venues and Dates TBD)

Submission Deadline: Oct 10, 2022 11:59 PM

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