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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 May 15
AIE – Education and Community Partnership (ECP) 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.)


March 1
Operating Support for Small Organizations March 15

Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award Nominations

December 16

Individual Artist Fellowships

November 1

Poetry Out Loud November 7

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

One-Time Arts Project (OTP) Grants

September 2, 2014

Subgranting (Arts Councils only) March 15

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards Nominations November 3