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“The documentary artist attempts, however imperfectly, to do something about what they witness, how they feel, what they are compelled to say.” Read more.

The cover of Southern Cultures magazine

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 South Arts State Fellowship recipients. Each of these artists were selected by a national panel of jurors to receive their respective state fellowships, including an award of $5,000.  Read more.

Image from the “Jumpsuit Project DC”, a 6-mile walk across Washington, DC, from the DC Center jail to Georgetown University

Today the National Endowment for the Humanities announced a grant of $350,000 to the Oxford American, a nonprofit arts organization primarily known for the publication of the Oxford American magazine. The Oxford American is published in partnership with the University of Central Arkansas. Read more.

The logo for the "Points South" podcast.

Shaw University started in December 1865 with a bible class for newly freed slaves in Raleigh, NC. Watch now.

A thumbnail from the film with the words "NOW PLAYING" superimposed over it.

A film by David Delaney Mayer, Senior Night is a retelling of the final basketball game of a graduating high school senior. Watch now.

A screenshot from the film Senior Night of a young man holding a basketball, about to shoot, with "NOW PLAYING" placed overtop.

Audio program director John Biewen spoke at a TedX Charlottesville event in Fall 2019. The subject of his talk, "Seeing White," is the second season and first thematic series of the Center for Documentary Studies's Scene on Radio podcast. Watch the talk on the TedX website.

A screen grab of John Biewen presenting at TedX Charlotte.