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 be named 2019 Public Sector Grantmaker of the Year by the 3,000-member Grant Professionals Association.

Click here to read more about the honor.

 

 

 


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

Grant Categories
Grant Eligibility
Accessibility (ACA) Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

At least six weeks before the project begins

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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

At least six weeks before the project begins

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

At least six weeks before the project begins

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Funding
Up to $2,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

At least six weeks before the project begins

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Funding
Up to $750

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

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Funding
Up to $2500 per year

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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.

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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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Artists’ Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grants
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Application Deadline
01/15/2020

Two-part application process:
1. Letter of Intent to Apply (open to all eligible artists) due 1/15/2020
2. Full Application (by invitation only) due 3/16/2020

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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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1:2 (applicant:SCAC)

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Arts Education Project (AEP) Grants
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Application Deadline
01/15/2020

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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

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Funding
No pre-set range

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1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Traditional Arts Apprenticeship (APR) Grants
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Application Deadline
02/15/2020

Note: This deadline is for the notification of intent to apply for the grant.

The full guidelines and application will be available in mid-December 2019.

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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
02/17/2020

For new applicants and current Group 2 grantees only.

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Funding
No pre-set range

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Matching Requirement
3:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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

The guidelines and application for the March 2020 deadline will be available in mid-December 2019.

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Funding
Up to $6,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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Subgranting (SUB) Grants
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Application Deadline
04/01/2020

The guidelines and application for the April deadline will be available in early February.

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Funding
Up to $10,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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Individual Artist Fellowships (FEL)
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Application Deadline
11/22/2019

The application deadline has passed for FY21 Fellowships in Prose, Poetry, Dance: Choreography, and Dance: Performance.

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Funding
$5,000

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Matching Requirement
None

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