Partners for the Arts is an alliance between the Pine Belt community and the arts at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Partners for the Arts (PFTA) was established to:
(1) support and enhance the arts at Southern Miss
(2) promote arts education for all ages
(3) support access to regional, national, and international arts events and artists
To be eligible, PFTA project applications must show consistency with the organizations’ purpose, program goals and must also:
Applications will be reviewed by the PFTA Grants Committee and funded based on the degree to which PFTA goals are met and the quality of the proposed project. Preference will be given to faculty who are members of PFTA.
Indicators may include:
PFTA’s grant program is made possible by the funding raised through memberships. Presenters must demonstrate ability to cover the balance of artist fees and program costs.
Grant amounts depend on the number of proposals submitted, proposal rank (based on the evaluation criteria), and the total PFTA funding request. Grants are typically available for up to 50% - 75% of the total amount requested. In some instances, projects are fully funded.
Sponsorship funds are to be used only for their designated purpose; if a sponsored event is cancelled for any reason, the individual who submitted the proposal must notify the Partners for the Arts coordinator of the cancellation. An alternative event may be proposed by the individual and considered by the Grants Award Committee, but if funding of the alternate event is declined, the individual must immediately return the sponsorship funds.
To be eligible, applications must be submitted by: March 10, 2023