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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 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 Grant Awards

Grantee Project County Award
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina ArtsReach- A Gullah Musical Journey Beaufort $6,000
Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum Dia de los Muertos Celebration Horry $3,500
Children's Museum of the Upstate, Inc. Artist Residency with Peggy Hartwell Greenville $1,000
Preserving Our So. Appalachian Music Southern Appalachian Music Styled Old-time Radio Show Pickens $6,000
USC - Lancaster Catawba Artist Residency Lancaster $6,000
Total FY19 Folklife & Traditional Arts Grant Awards to Organizations $22,500



  • 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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