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Arts in Education (AIE) Awards: Arts Education Projects (AEP)



Arts Education Project (AEP) grants are designed to support quality arts education programs in both traditional arts education settings (schools, arts organizations) and other organizations that utilize the arts to advance learning in children (social service, health, community, education or other organizations). AEP grants fund projects and programs that use the arts to meet the educational, developmental and social needs of K-12 students. Activities should expand student access to arts education opportunities and should complement, augment, or advance standards-based arts instruction or arts integration activities delivered to students during the course of the school day curriculum. 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: Notification of your award is provided through posting on this website, which you may consider official confirmation of your award until contract paperwork is issued.


Contracts are issued throughout the year, with paperwork for full-year grants (July 1 to June 30) generally mailed in fall of the award year. If you need an award letter before it arrives with your contract paperwork, please contact your coordinator.


FY2017 AIE Arts Education Project Grant Awards

Grantee Project County Award
Aiken Symphony Guild Aiken Symphony Guild Youth Concert Series Aiken $10,575
Anderson County Arts Council Providing An Arts Program For At Risk Youth Anderson $15,000
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Embracing Native American Arts:ArtsReach Rural Beaufort $14,850
Arts Partnership of Grtr Spartanburg Community & School Professional Performances Spartanburg $15,000
Cape Romain Environmental Edu. Charter School Enhance Curriculum Using Art for All Students Charleston $4,000
Carolina Art Association Arts Access: Free Admission for Title One Schools Charleston $15,000
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Bring Symphonic Performances to the Tri-county Area Charleston $10,000
Clarendon County School District One School District Personnel for Summer STEAM Camp Clarendon $31,440
Columbia College Dance Camp for High School Students Richland $9,675
Columbia Museum of Art Provide Richard Samuel Roberts Photography to Students Richland $15,000
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area Interactive Music Program in Underserved Schools Charleston $5,000
Denmark-Olar High School Host Arts and History Songwriting Residency with Decoda Bamberg $15,000
Engaging Creative Minds Program/Curriculum and Operations for Summer STEAM Camp Charleston $122,325
Fort Lawn Community Center Provide A Summer Arts Camp for Ages 8-16 Chester $5,450
Greenville Little Theatre Educational Touring Show to Title One Schools Greenville $7,000
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Connecting Music to Literacy Narratives Beaufort $11,000
Kelly Edwards Elementary School Summer Reading Arts Camps Barnwell $10,000
Preserving Our So. Appalachian Music Teach Traditional Music in Afterschool and Evening Programs Pickens $15,000
Richland Co School District 1 Buy Orchestra Software-Eau Claire HS & Heyward Gibbes MS Richland $4,615
SC African American Heritage Foundation Host SC African American History Teacher Guide Workshops Darlington $15,000
Smalls Institute for Music & Youth Leadership Music Mobile for After School Programs Charleston $5,000
Watering Hole Poetry Organization Poetry and Performance Skills Taught With STEM Kershaw $15,000
Williamsburg Co School District Summer Reading Arts Camps Williamsburg $7,692
William S. Sandel Elementary School Sweet Grass Residency Richland $4,600
Yo Art Inc. Media Arts Programming for Four Public Schools Charleston $5,314
TOTAL AEP     $388,536


Arts Education Projects (AEP) Panelists:

  • Ashley Kerns Brown, Arts Education Program Director, South Carolina Arts Commission
  • Nikki Caulk, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate
  • Dr. Kathy Holcombe Cochran, Professor, Furman University
  • Darion McCloud, Creative Director, NIA Theatre Company and Story Squad



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