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SC Arts Commission Grants Awards

Folklife and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiatives Grant Awards

  1. To support Master Artists who seek to pass their artistic and cultural knowledge to qualified Apprentices
  2. To provide Apprentices with an opportunity to advance their cultural and artistic knowledge to a higher level so that they may continue to pursue the art form beyond the life of the apprenticeship
  3. To document the work and instruction of the Master Artist


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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 your contract is issued.


Contracts are issued throughout the year, with contracts for full-year grants (July 1 to June 30) generally issued in late summer or early fall of the award year.



FY2019 Folklife & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant Awards

Grantee Project County Award
Bobby Branton Knife Making, Master Artist Charleston  $2,000
Claudia Williams African American Jubilee Singing Traditions, Master Artist Richland $2,000
J. Forrest Davis Knife Making, Apprentice Charleston  $500
Naomi Samuel African American Jubilee Singing Traditions, Apprentice Richland $500
Total FY19 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants $5,000



  • Sarah Bryan, Director of the North Caroline Folklife Institute and Editor, Old-Time Herald and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal
  • Birgitta Johnson, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of South Carolina School of Music and African American Studies
  • Tom Mould, Professor of Folklore and Anthropology, Elon University




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