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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.


FY2017 full-year grant awards are expected to be finalized in early July, 2016. 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.


FY2016 Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant Awards (Partnerships)


Grantee Project   County Award
PURE Theatre Artists U Management   Charleston $25,000
Total Partnerships $25,000


FY2016 Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant Awards (Artists)


Grantee Discipline Project County Award
Eadie^Christine Visual Arts Purchase camper and lights for mobile tintype studio Berkeley $5,000
Gilkerson^Mary Bentz Visual Arts Creating and offering an online painting course Richland $5,000
Total Artists $10,000



  • Sherard Duvall, Director of Media Education, Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, SC
  • Felicia M. Maliney, Executive Director, Columbia Empowerment Zone, Columbia, SC
  • Ken May, Executive Director, SC Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
  • Joy Young, AVI Program Director, SC Arts Commission, Columbia, SC



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