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Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due Nov. 1


Aug. 13 , 2013

Media Contact:

Milly Hough
(803) 734-8698


COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina artists working in prose, poetry, acting and playwriting may apply for a 2014-2015 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Up to four fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. Applications and guidelines are available at www.SouthCarolinaArts.com.

Past fellows agree that fellowships offer endorsements that may open doors to other resources and employment opportunities. "The Fellowship has been life-altering," said Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton of Irmo, the 2012-2013 dance choreography fellow. "With the exposure and recognition that I have experienced, my confidence in my craft has greatly increased."


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 more than 200 fellowships to actors, craftsmen, poets, screenwriters, visual artists, musicians and others in recognition of exemplary artistic talent. Fellowship awards have no restriction on use of funds.


Fellows and alternates are recommended by out-of-state review panelists, who make selections based solely on a review of anonymous work samples. These recommendations are approved by the Arts Commission Board. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.


About the 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.