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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 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 Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant Awards (Partnerships)


Grantee Project County Award
PURE Theatre Administration of Artist U South Carolina Charleston $20,000
Total Partnerships $20,000


FY2018 Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant Awards (Artists)

Grantee Project County Award
Greg Duffy Expand Mask Making Retail Store/Brand as a Franchise Chain York $5,000
Gail Glover Faust Purchase Video Equipment & Software for Online Dance Courses Richland $3,576
Brian Rish Produce An Anthology of Short Films for Online TV Streaming Lexington $3,500
Jocelyn Rish Create, Market, & Sell Online Writing Courses Dorchester $3,110
Total Artist Grants $15,186



  • Angelo McBride, Business Administrator, City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities
  • Mary Gilkerson, Professional Artist and Instructor
  • Joy Young, AVI Program Director, South Carolina Arts Commission



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