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SC Arts Commission Grants Awards

Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant Awards


S.C. Artists' Ventures Initiative is a broad-reaching project that is dedicated to improving conditions for South Carolina artists by helping them develop the knowledge and skills to build satisfying, sustainable careers. 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 Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant Awards (Artists)

Grantee Project County Award
Darin Gehrke Purchase A Ceramic Pug Mill Greenville $5,000
Serwah Armah-Koranteng  Create A Mobile Boutique and Sewing Training Center Richland $5,000
Shauna Cooper Marketing to Increase Brand Awareness Orangeburg $5,000
Total FY19 AVI Grants $15,000



  • Bernita Platt, Business Consultant, Myrtle Beach Area Small Business Development Center
  • Jan Silverman, Executive Director, Conway Innovation Center
  • Paul Smith, Jr., CEO, BEST Carolina LLC
  • Philippe Herndon, Founder, Caroline Guitar Co.



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