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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 February 15
AIE – Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants

6 weeks prior to
beginning of project

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

Final Reports (for Grantees)

See contract

SC Novel Competition March 15 (biennial)

Folklife and Traditional Arts Grants March 15

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative  
  • Contact Deadline
February 15
  • Application Process Completed
April 12

Operating Support:

Operating Support for Small Organizations


February 1

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


February 1

General Operating Support Grants for Organizations

February 15

Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award Nominations

November 8

Individual Artist Fellowships

November 8

Poetry Out Loud November 27

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) April 20

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards Nominations November 8


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