South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

All Grants

Grants are one of the four ways the S.C. Arts Commission accomplishes its work in arts education and artist and community arts development.



The South Carolina Arts Commission is honored to have been named 2019 Public Sector Grantmaker of the Year by the 3,000-member Grant Professionals Association.

Read more about this honor on The Hub.

 

 

 


Looking for Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants?

The SC Arts Commission has replaced Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants with Arts Teacher Support Grants, available starting in FY21.


 

Use the filters below to find the grant that is most relevant to your needs.

Grant Categories
Grant Eligibility
Arts Teacher Support Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

December 1, 2020, for activities occurring August 15-December 1, 2020.
At least six weeks before the project begins, for activities occurring after December 1, 2020.

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Funding
Up to $1200

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Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC); no match required for public schools that qualify for Title 1 funding

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Emerging Artist Grants
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Application Deadline
11/13/2020

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Funding
Up to $1,500

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None

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Individual Artist Fellowships
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Application Deadline
11/16/2020

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Funding
$5,000

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Matching Requirement
None

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Artists’ Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grants
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Application Deadline
12/01/2020

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Funding
Up to $3,500 for a one-time project/single purchase; up to $5,000 for an ongoing business venture

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Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

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Accessibility (ACA) Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

We have suspended taking applications for this program until the FY2021 state budget is finalized in Fall 2020.

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Funding
Up to $2,500

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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Arts Project Support (APS) Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

We have suspended taking applications for this program until the FY2021 state budget is finalized in Fall 2020.

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Funding
Up to $1000

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Matching Requirement
1:2 for artists, 1:1 for organizations

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Operating Support for Small Organizations (OSS) Grants
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Application Deadline
12/16/2019

The application deadline for FY21 OSS funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Fall 2020.

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Funding
Up to $2500 per year

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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ABC Advancement (ABC) Grants
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Application Deadline
01/15/2020

(For FY20 ABC Group C grantees only.)

The application deadline for FY21 funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Fall 2020.

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Funding
Up to $15,000 per year per single school; up to $25,000 per year for a school district

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Matching Requirement
2:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Arts Education Project (AEP) Grants
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Application Deadline
01/22/2020

The application deadline for FY21 AEP funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Fall 2020.

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Funding
Up to $15,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Statewide Operating Support (SWO) Grants
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Application Deadline
02/03/2020

The application deadline for FY21 SWO funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Fall 2020.

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Funding
No pre-set range

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative (APR) Grants
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Application Deadline
02/18/2020

The application deadline for FY21 funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in December 2020.

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Funding
$2,000 to the Mentor Artist and $500 to the Apprentice

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Matching Requirement
None

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General Operating Support (GOS) Grants
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Application Deadline
02/18/2020

The application deadline has passed for new applicants and current Group 2 grantees to apply for FY21 GOS funding. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Fall 2020.

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Funding
No pre-set range

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3:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Folklife & Traditional Arts (FLK) Grants
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Application Deadline
03/16/2020

The application deadline for FY21 funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in December 2020.

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Funding
Up to $6,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Subgranting (SUB) Grants
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Application Deadline
05/01/2020

The application deadline for FY21 funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are tentatively scheduled for release in early 2021.

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Funding
Up to $10,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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Arts Emergency Relief Grants
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Application Deadline
05/15/2020

This application deadline has passed.

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Funding
Up to $1000*

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Matching Requirement
None

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Presenting and Performing Arts Initiative (PPA) Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

This program has been suspended for FY2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021).

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Funding
Up to $2,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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