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Arts in Education (AIE) Grant Awards: ABC Advancement



The purpose of the ABC Advancement grant program is to support schools, school districts, or Gifted & Talented Consortia committed to implementing standards-based arts curricula and to making the arts an integral part of the basic curriculum and daily classroom instruction. View the current guidelines >>>


All S.C. Arts Commission grant awards are contingent upon availability of funds, submission and approval of final reports, and compliance with program grant guidelines. Additional grants are awarded throughout the year.


NOTE TO GRANTEES: The grant amounts listed below are based on the Arts in Education grant budget that received tentative approval from the Board of Commissioners on April 19, 2018. Final approval for Arts in Education grants typically occurs at the June Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for June 21, 2018.


However, this year we requested additional EIA (Education Improvement Act) funds from the SC Legislature, which will have an impact on our Arts in Education grant budget. A conference committee is scheduled for June 27, where the state’s General Appropriations bill (including our EIA funding) will be debated and a formal budget recommendation will be made.


We do not know the timeline for finding out if we will receive this additional funding. As soon as we have finalized the grant award amounts, we will post an update here. In the meantime, please note that the funds listed below are tentative, and may be subject to change.


Tentative FY2019 AIE ABC Advancement Grant Awards

Grantee Group * County Award
Andrew Jackson Middle School A Lancaster $8,441
A C Moore Elementary School C Richland $9,704
Ashley River Creative Arts Elem School B Charleston $6,326
Beaufort Middle School C Beaufort $10,216
Brockman Elementary School A Richland $6,606
Busbee Creative Arts Academy B Lexington $9,246
Calhoun Academy of the Arts C Anderson $9,300
Cane Bay Elementary  C Berkeley $7,979
Cannons Elementary School B Spartanburg $9,246
Cheraw Intermediate School B Chesterfield $8,272
Cherryvale Elementary B Sumter $8,272
Chester Park Elementary School of the Arts A Chester $8,601
Chesterfield County School District A Chesterfield $14,106
Clinton Elementary School^J J  C Lancaster $9,865
Crestwood High School  C Sumter $10,351
East Aiken School of the Arts B Aiken $9,246
East Point Academy  C Lexington $9,542
Fairfield Central High School  C Fairfield $10,108
Fairfield Co School District C Fairfield $16,891
Felton Laboratory Charter School B Orangeburg $9,246
Greenville Co School District B Greenville $15,896
H E Bonner Elementary School C Berkeley $10,135
H E McCracken Middle School  C Beaufort $10,081
Hand Middle School B Richland $9,246
Harrisburg Elementary School B Lancaster $7,300
Heath Springs Elementary School C Lancaster $9,650
Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts A Beaufort $7,183
Holly Springs - Motlow Elementary School A Spartanburg $9,081
Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School C Berkeley $10,485
Inman Intermediate School B Spartanburg $7,300
Kelly Miller Elementary School C Fairfield $9,461
Kershaw Co School District B Kershaw $15,409
Kingsbury Elementary B Sumter $8,272
Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts C Williamsburg $4,488
L W Conder Elementary School C Richland $8,517
Lady's Island Elementary School B Beaufort $8,272
Lady's Island Middle School C Beaufort $9,191
Lake City Early Childhood Center A Florence $7,961
League Academy of Communication Arts B Greenville $9,246
Logan Elementary School B Richland $7,300
Long Middle School  C Chesterfield $6,850
Lower Richland High School A Richland $7,595
Marlboro County School of Discovery A Marlboro $7,778
McDonald Green Elementary School A Lancaster $8,944
Mossy Oaks Elementary School B Beaufort $9,246
New Ellenton Middle STEAM Magnet School  C Aiken $7,443
New Prospect Elementary School A Spartanburg $8,647
North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary  C Charleston $10,404
Northside Elementary School of the Arts B York $9,246
Nursery Road Elementary School  C Richland $9,650
Palmetto Center for the Arts A Richland $7,206
Palmetto School at the Children's Attn Home C York $7,181
Philip Simmons Elementary School  C Berkeley $10,135
Philip Simmons Middle School  C Berkeley $10,161
Pine Street Elementary B Spartanburg $8,272
Pleasant Hill Middle School C Lexington $9,784
Ridge View High School A Richland $7,961
Round Top Elementary C Richland $10,458
Saluda River Academy for the Arts B Lexington $6,326
Saluda Trail Middle School C York $10,270
Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School C Charleston $5,917
Satchel Ford Elementary School A Richland $7,549
SC Governor's School for the Arts B Greenville $15,896
SC School for the Deaf & Blind A Spartanburg $13,039
South Florence High School A Florence $7,800
Southside Middle School A Florence $8,349
Southwood Academy of the Arts B Anderson $8,272
Spring Valley High School B Richland $7,300
Stone Academy of Communication Arts B Greenville $9,246
Sumter Co School District B Sumter $13,787
Thornwell School for the Arts C Darlington $10,081
Westwood High School A Richland $8,830
White Knoll Middle School A Lexington $7,549
Whitesville Elementary School  C Berkeley $7,671
Williamsburg Co School District B Williamsburg $13,787
Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School A Dorchester $7,595
Woodland Heights Elementary B Spartanburg $9,537
Woodmont Middle School B Greenville $9,246
Total Tentative FY19 ABC Advancement Grant Awards $721,039

Group A Panelists:

  • Kayla Jennings - Dance Instructor, Saluda River Academy of the Arts
  • Kimberly Fontanez - Art Instructor, New Ellenton Middle STEAM Magnet School
  • Michelle Blassengale - Music Instructor, Kingsbury Elementary School
  • Julianne Neal - Theatre Instructor, Fairfield Central High School; Arts Coordinator, Fairfield County School District


* What does the "Group" designation mean?

ABC Advancement grantees are divided into three groups, each of whom reapply for funding every three years. Visit the ABC Advancement grant guidelines for more information about this application cycle.



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