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Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant Awards


The Folklife and Traditional Arts Program supports programs that promote a greater understanding and visibility of, and appreciation for, South Carolina's many cultures through documentation and presentation of traditional art forms, their practitioners and their communities. 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.


FY2017 full-year grant awards are expected to be finalized in early July, 2016. For questions about your award, please contact your coordinator.


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.



FY2016 Folklife & Traditional Arts Grant Awards


Grantee Project County Award 
Allen University - Department of Music Hall Johnson H.S. Summer Camp-Preserving the Negro Spiritual Richland $6,000
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina ArtsReach Rural: Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets Beaufort $6,000
Claflin University-Dept. of Music Orangeburg Musicians' Integrative Community (MUSIC) Project Orangeburg $6,000
Preserving Our So. Appalachian Music Host a Young Appalachian Musicians  Indoor Jubilee/ Concert Pickens $6,000
SC State Museum Music Series to correlate with the Carolina Makers Exhibit Richland $2,000
USC - Lancaster Native American Studies Center Artist-in-Residency Lancaster $6,000



  • Teresa Hollingsworth-Senior Program Director, South Arts
  • Julianne Morse-Heritage & Traditional Arts Coordinator, New hampshire State Council on the Arts
  • Jasmine Utsey-Program Assistant, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution




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