Home   :   About Us   :   What's New   :   Arts Calendar   :   The Hub   :   Contact Us   :   Foundation

SC Arts Commission Grant Awards

General Operating Support Grant Awards

 

Purpose

The purpose of General Operating Support is to strengthen arts organizations that bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, communities, and other organizations throughout the state by providing consistent, unrestricted support for basic operations. Applicants range from emerging to established arts organizations. 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.

 

Impact of Budget Vetoes on FY18 Operating Support Grants

On June 12, 2017, Governor McMaster issued 41 vetoes for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget. Veto #24 would eliminate $350,000 in funds allocated to the South Carolina Arts Commission's FY18 budget. These new funds – approved by both the House and Senate – are to be awarded as grants to nonprofit community arts organizations statewide to support ongoing operations, programs, and staff development; and to accommodate new applications and reverse the erosion to award amounts that existing grantees have experienced in recent years. Funds will also support targeted grants in rural, underserved counties.

 

  • If the Governor's veto is sustained by the General Assembly, FY18 operating support grant awards for the listed organizations will decrease to the Flat Funding amount.
  • If the veto is overridden, awards to these organizations will increase to the New Funding amount.

 

At this time, we expect the legislature to vote in January 2018 on whether to sustain or override this veto. Contracts will be issued in fall of 2017 with a contingency clause to accommodate the outcome of the legislature's vote.

 


FY2018 General Operating Support (GOS) Grant Awards

Grantee Group County Award w/Flat Funding Award w/New Funding
701 Center for Contemporary Art 1 Richland $12,018 $14,518
Aiken Center for the Arts 2 Aiken $11,746 $14,180
Aiken Community Playhouse Inc. 3 Aiken $6,410 $7,744
Aiken Music Festival 3 Aiken $8,556 $10,336
Aiken Performing Arts Group, Inc. 1 Aiken $6,009 $7,259
Anderson County Arts Council 1 Anderson $20,029 $24,195
Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet 3 Richland $3,205 $3,871
Art Forms and Theatre Concepts, Inc. 2 Charleston $5,139 $6,204
Art League of Hilton Head 1 Beaufort $14,243 $17,206
Artists' Guild of Spartanburg 1 Spartanburg $3,561 $4,302
Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta 3 Aiken $3,206 $3,873
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 3 Beaufort $21,358 $25,800
Arts Council of Beaufort County 3 Beaufort $7,327 $8,851
Arts Council of Chester County 1 Chester $6,681 $8,071
Arts Council of Greenwood County 1 Greenwood $14,243 $17,206
Arts Council of York County 3 York $12,362 $14,934
Ballet Spartanburg 1 Spartanburg $17,803 $21,507
Beaufort Symphony Orchestra Inc. 2 Beaufort $3,854 $4,653
Belton Center for the Arts, Inc. 1 Anderson $10,682 $12,904
Black Creek Arts Council, Inc 3 Darlington $6,410 $7,744
Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum 1 Horry $20,029 $24,195
Carolina Art Association 2 Charleston $23,125 $27,917
Carolina Ballet Theatre 2 Greenville $8,809 $10,635
Carolina Crown 1 York $15,333 $18,522
Carolina Master Chorale 3 Horry $4,579 $5,532
Carolina Youth Symphony 2 Greenville $11,746 $14,180
Caroline Mack Center for the Arts 2 Sumter $2,589 $3,125
Catawba Cultural Preservation Project 1 York $12,463 $15,055
Centre Stage - South Carolina! 2 Greenville $16,518 $19,940
Chamber Music Charleston 2 Charleston $7,249 $8,751
Chapman Cultural Center 3 Spartanburg $24,726 $29,869
Charleston Academy of Music 1 Charleston $14,243 $17,206
Charleston Artist Guild 3 Charleston $9,616 $11,617
Charleston Gaillard Management Co. 2 Charleston $11,562 $13,958
Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts 2 Charleston $7,249 $8,751
Charleston Stage Company, Inc. 2 Charleston $20,555 $24,815
Charleston Symphony Orchestra 3 Charleston $24,726 $29,869
Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra 1 Charleston $1,704 $2,058
City of Charleston-Cultural Affairs 2 Charleston $23,125 $27,917
City of North Charleston-Cultural Arts 2 Charleston $20,555 $24,815
Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre 2 Horry $4,405 $5,317
Colleton Center 1 Colleton $3,407 $4,116
Columbia Children's Theatre 1 Richland $10,682 $12,904
Columbia Choral Society 2 Richland $2,569 $3,102
Columbia City Ballet 1 Richland $28,041 $33,874
Columbia City Jazz Company 3 Richland $5,494 $6,637
Columbia Classical Ballet Co. 1 Richland $7,788 $9,408
Columbia Film Society 2 Richland $18,641 $22,503
Columbia Museum of Art 2 Richland $23,125 $27,917
Columbia Music Festival Assn 3 Richland $10,990 $13,276
Columbia Stage Society, Inc 1 Richland $20,029 $24,195
Dutch Fork Choral Society 1 Lexington $608    735
Edgefield County Theatre Company 2 Edgefield $918 $1,108
Engaging Creative Minds 1 Charleston $10,952 $13,230
Enough Pie 3 Charleston $4,121 $4,978
FBN Productions 2 Lexington $2,589 $3,125
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 3 Kershaw $14,652 $17,700
Florence County Museum 1 Florence $13,142 $15,876
Florence Little Theatre 3 Florence $14,652 $17,700
Florence Regional Arts Alliance 1 Florence $7,566 $9,140
Florence Symphony Orchestra 1 Florence $9,347 $11,291
Flowertown Players, Inc. 2 Dorchester $7,249 $8,751
Footlight Players 2 Charleston $10,278 $12,407
Fort Lawn Community Center 2 Chester $4,405 $5,317
Friends of Tapp's Arts Center 2 Richland $1,468 $1,772
Girls Rock Charleston 1 Charleston $3,894 $4,704
Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium 3 Anderson $7,327 $8,851
Greenville Arts Festival 2 Greenville $23,125 $27,917
Greenville Chautauqua Society 1 Greenville $5,724 $6,915
Greenville Civic Chorale 3 Greenville $6,410 $7,744
Greenville County Youth Orchestra Association 1 Greenville $3,894 $4,704
Greenville Light Opera Works 1 Greenville $5,841 $7,056
Greenville Little Theatre 2 Greenville $20,711 $25,003
Greenville Symphony Assn. 2 Greenville $23,125 $27,917
Greenwood Community Theatre 3 Greenwood $9,616 $11,617
Greenwood Performing Arts 1 Greenwood $10,682 $12,904
Hilton Head Choral Society 1 Beaufort $5,841 $7,056
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra 1 Beaufort $28,041 $33,874
Hub City Writers Project 2 Spartanburg $13,214 $15,952
International Ballet 3 Greenville $6,410 $7,744
Jazz Artists of Charleston 2 Charleston $7,500 $9,054
Lancaster Co Council of the Arts 3 Lancaster $6,410 $7,744
Lee Co Arts Council 3 Lee $1,145 $1,383
Long Bay Symphonic Society, Inc. 1 Horry $17,803 $21,507
Marionette Theatre of South Carolina 1 Richland $14,243 $17,206
McClellanville Arts Council 1 Charleston $7,121 $8,602
McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah 1 McCormick $11,450 $13,832
Metropolitan Arts Council 2 Greenville $23,125 $27,917
Mitney Project^The 3 Georgetown $3,663 $4,425
Music Battery 1 Berkeley $1,947 $2,352
Music Foundation of Spartanburg 3 Spartanburg $10,990 $13,276
Newberry Opera House Foundation 1 Newberry $28,041 $33,874
North Charleston Pops 1 Charleston $5,841 $7,056
Orangeburg Co Fine Arts Center 1 Orangeburg $6,231 $7,528
Orangeburg Part Time Players 2 Orangeburg $2,202 $2,659
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art 3 Georgetown $4,579 $5,532
Peace Center Foundation 3 Greenville $24,726 $29,869
Preserving Our So. Appalachian Music 3 Pickens $3,206 $3,873
PURE Theatre 2 Charleston $10,278 $12,407
Redux Contemporary Art Center 1 Charleston $10,682 $12,904
Sandlapper Singers 3 Richland $3,206 $3,873
SC Artisans Center 1 Colleton $16,024 $19,357
SC Children's Theatre 3 Greenville $20,604 $24,890
SC Orchestra Association 3 Richland $21,979 $26,551
Sculpture in the South 2 Dorchester $2,589 $3,125
Smalls Institute for Music & Youth Leadership 2 Charleston $2,936 $3,545
Spartanburg Little Theatre 3 Spartanburg $16,483 $19,912
Spartanburg Art Museum 2 Spartanburg $10,874 $13,127
Spoleto Festival USA 3 Charleston $21,979 $26,551
Summerville Community Orchestra 2 Dorchester $3,471 $4,190
Sumter County Cultural Commission 3 Sumter $1,602 $1,936
Sumter County Gallery of Art 2 Sumter $7,249 $8,751
Theatre of the Republic 2 Horry $9,443 $11,399
Threshold Repertory Theatre 2 Charleston $5,178 $6,251
Trustus, Inc. 2 Richland $10,278 $12,407
Upstate Center for the Arts 1 Pickens $10,682 $12,904
Village Repertory Co 3 Charleston $10,990 $13,276
Walhalla Civic Auditorium 1 Oconee $9,731 $11,755
Warehouse Theatre 2 Greenville $16,518 $19,940
Workshop Theatre of SC 2 Richland $7,708 $9,306
Total FY18 General Operating Support Grants $1,297,027 $1,566,467

 

Group 2 Panelists:

  • Dr. Cedric Adderly: President, SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, Greenville, SC
  • Kerri Collins: Dir. Of Development, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC
  • Shannon Scruggs: Executive Director, Town Theatre, Columbia, SC
  • Andrew Stout: Director, Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC
  • Tara Jane Weese: Dir. Of Grants & Initiatives, Spartanburg County Foundation, Spartanburg, SC

 

* What does the "Group" designation mean?

General Operating Support (GOS) grantees are divided into three groups, each of whom reapply for funding every three years. Visit the General Operating Support grant guidelines for more information about this application cycle.

 


 

 

More SCAC Grant Awards