Artistic Assistance

Alleged Lesbian Activities, a performance by Last Call. Photo: Melisa Cardona


Artistic Assistance is a program of Alternate ROOTS that provides direct support to individual artists and cultural workers in the South to enhance their skills, create unique projects, and build community. The program has two funding areas: Professional Development and Project Development. Click the links below to read full programmatic guidelines.

Artistic Assistance Professional Development grants support ROOTS members in their professional artistic and administrative growth. Professional development can include, but is not limited to, mentorship, attending a training, workshop or conference, purchasing technology or equipment that can advance your craft.

Artistic Assistance Project Development grants support the creation of members’ artistic projects. Project Development can include, but is not limited to, collaborative partners, consultant and artists fees, administration, space rentals, studio time, supplies, and travel.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.