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 Statewide Operating Support (SWO) grants?

That grant category has been phased out. SWO grantees were reassigned to our other operating support grant categories: General Operating Support and Operating Support for Small Organizations.

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 Project Support Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

At least six weeks before the project begins

This category will reopen July 1, 2021, for projects taking place September 2021-May 2022.

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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 Grants
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Application Deadline
08/16/2021

Details about FY23 funding are scheduled for release by July 1, 2021.
– Application period for current grantees: July 1-August 16, 2021
– Application period for new applicants: November 1-December 13, 2021

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Funding
Up to $2500 per year

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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General Operating Support Grants
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Application Deadline
08/16/2021

Details about FY23 funding are scheduled for release by July 1, 2021.
– Application period for current grantees: July 1-August 16, 2021
– Application period for new applicants: November 1-December 13, 2021

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Funding
No pre-set range

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3:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Accessibility Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

At least six weeks before the project begins

This category will reopen in mid-July 2021, for projects taking place September 2021-May 2022.

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Funding
Up to $2,500

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Arts Teacher Support Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

At least six weeks before the project begins

This category will reopen in August 2021, for projects taking place September 2021-June 2022.

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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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Individual Artist Fellowships
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Application Deadline
11/15/2021

Tentative deadline for FY23 Fellowships; details are scheduled for release in August 2021.

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Funding
$5,000

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Matching Requirement
None

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Emerging Artist Grants
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Application Deadline
11/15/2021

Tentative deadline for FY23 funding; details are scheduled for release in Fall 2021.

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Funding
Up to $1,500

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Matching Requirement
None

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Artists’ Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grants
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Application Deadline
12/01/2021

Tentative deadline, for Intent to Apply.
Details about FY23 funding are scheduled for release in Fall 2021.

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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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Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative Grants
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Application Deadline
02/18/2021

The application deadline for FY22 funding has passed. Information about FY23 funding is scheduled for release in late 2021/early 2022.

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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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Arts Education Project Grants
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Application Deadline
03/05/2021

The application deadline for FY22 funding has passed. Information about FY23 funding is scheduled for release in late 2021/early 2022.

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Funding
Up to $15,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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District Arts Support Grants
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Application Deadline
03/05/2021

The application deadline for FY22 funding has passed. Information about FY23 funding is scheduled for release in late 2021/early 2022.

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Funding
Up to $25,000 per year

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Matching Requirement
2:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Folklife & Traditional Arts Grants
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Application Deadline
03/15/2021

The application deadline for FY22 funding has passed. Information about FY23 funding is scheduled for release in late 2021/early 2022.

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Funding
Up to $6,000

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Subgranting Grants
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Application Deadline
05/01/2022

Tentative deadline for FY23 funding; details scheduled for release in Spring 2022.

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Funding
Up to $10,000

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1:1 (applicant:SCAC)

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ABC Advancement Grants
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Application Deadline
05/17/2021

The application deadline for FY22 funding has passed. Information about FY23 funding is scheduled for release in Spring 2022.

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Funding
Up to $15,000 per year

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Matching Requirement
2:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Arts Emergency Relief Grants
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Application Deadline
03/26/2021

This application deadline has passed.

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Funding
Up to $500

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Matching Requirement
None

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