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SC Arts Commission Services & Programs

Deadlines by Category or Program


Note: If an application deadline falls on a weekend or state holiday, the submissions will be accepted through the following business day. Read more about deadlines >>


Accessibility Grants 6 weeks prior to
beginning of project *

Arts in Education (AIE):
AIE – ABC Advancement Grants
January 15
AIE – Arts Education Projects (AEP) Grants January 15
AIE – Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants

February 15, May 15,
August 15, November 15

Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grants  
  • Intent to Apply
December 15
  • Application
March 16

S. C. Fiction Project


Final Reports (for Grantees)

See contract

First Novel Competition March 3 (biennial)

Folklife and Traditional Arts Grants March 15

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative  
  • Contact Deadline
February 14
  • Application Process Completed
March 15

Operating Support:

General Operating Support Grants for Organizations

February 17

Operating Support Grants for Statewide Organizations (SWO) (Contact your coordinator for details.)


February 1
Operating Support for Small Organizations February 1

Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award Nominations

December 15

Individual Artist Fellowships

November 2

Poetry Out Loud November 6

Project Support:
Quarterly Project Grants for Artists February 15, May 15,
August 15, November 15

Quarterly Project Grants for Organizations

February 15, May 15,
August 15, November 15

Presenting and Performing Arts (PPA) Initiative Grants

5 weeks prior to beginning of project *

Subgranting (Arts Councils only) March 15

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards Nominations November 2


* Note: This application must be received by the deadline, not postmarked by the deadline.