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Deadline for Artists to Apply for S.C. Arts Commission Fellowships is Oct. 1
Aug. 10, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Artists working in visual arts, craft, music performance and music composition may apply for a 2011-2012 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the S.C. Arts Commission. Up to four fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1.
Past fellows agree that fellowships offer endorsement that may open doors to other resources and employment opportunities. Kim Keats, the 2009-2010 craft fellow from Beaufort, said, "The fellowship award gave me an opportunity to garner recognition in the Beaufort area that I would not have otherwise received."
The Arts Commission's Individual Artist Fellowship Program encourages the pursuit of artistic excellence and provides financial support to South Carolina artists of merit. Since 1976, the Arts Commission has awarded 200 fellowship awards to actors, craftsmen, poets, screenwriters, musicians and more in recognition of exemplary artistic talent. Fellowship awards have no restriction on use of funds.
The Individual Artist Fellowship Program is one of the agency's most competitive grant programs. Fellows are recommended by out-of-state review panelists, who make selections based solely on a review of work samples. These recommendations are approved by the Arts Commission Board. For more information, call (803) 734-8696.
About S.C. Arts Commission:
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.