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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.


FY2018 full-year grant awards have been finalized as of June 22, 2017. 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.



FY2018 Folklife & Traditional Arts Grant Awards

Grantee Project County Award
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Gullah Culture and History Arts Education Programming Beaufort $5,000
Belton Area Museum Association Artist Fees for Heritage Days at the Depot Anderson $3,000
Blackville CDC Partners For Progress Echoes of the Past-Gospel & Quilting Project Barnwell $1,000
Preserving Our So. Appalachian Music Develop Programs to Continue the Tradition of Folk Music Pickens $5,000
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Host Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp Charleston $3,000
USC - Lancaster Native American Studies Center Artist-in-Residency Lancaster $5,000
Total FY18 Folklife & Traditional Arts Grant Awards to Organizations $22,000



  • Barry Bergey, recently retired as Director of Folk & Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Minuette Floyd, Professor of Art Education and Director of the Young Artist’s Workshop program at the University of South Carolina in the School of Visual Art and Design
  • Karla Martin, Community Services Division Director of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama




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