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S.C. Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Applications Due Nov. 1
Aug. 14 , 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina artists working in visual arts, craft, media production and media screenwriting may apply for a 2013-2014 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. "I found it tremendously validating," said Mark Kilstofte of Greenville, the 2011-2012 music composition fellow. "It inspired me to create music that I hope will be a source of pride to South Carolinians for years to come."
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.