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.

 

 

 


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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.

Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) grants or Arts Teacher Support grants?

Those categories were replaced by School Arts Support Grants.


 

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

Grant Categories

Grant Eligibility

General Operating Support (GOS) Grants

Application Deadline

02/15/2023

Funding

No pre-set range

Matching Requirement

3:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Operating Support for Small Organizations (OSS) Grants

Application Deadline

02/15/2023

Funding

Up to $5,000 per year

Matching Requirement

1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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4K Arts Integration Grants

Application Deadline

Rolling

Apply through Monday, March 6, 2023 (see note)

Funding

Up to $2,000 per fiscal year

Matching Requirement

1:3 (grantee:SCAC)

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Accessibility Grants

Application Deadline

Rolling

Apply through Monday, March 6, 2023

Funding

Up to $2,500

Matching Requirement

1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Arts Project Support Grants

Application Deadline

Rolling

Apply through Monday, March 6, 2023

Funding

Up to $2,500 within a fiscal year

Matching Requirement

1:2 for artists, 1:1 for organizations

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Rural Libraries Public Engagement Grants

Application Deadline

Rolling

Must apply at least five weeks before project begins. Apply through Monday, March 6, 2023.

Funding

Up to $2,500 within a fiscal year

Matching Requirement

1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

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School Arts Support Grants

Application Deadline

Rolling

Apply through Monday, March 6, 2023 (see note)

Funding

Up to $2,500 per grant request. Individual schools are eligible to receive up to two (2) grants ($5,000 total) per fiscal year.

Matching Requirement

1:2 (grantee:SCAC); no match for qualifying schools (see note)

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Summer Arts Education Project Grants

Application Deadline

01/04/2022

This application deadline has passed.

Funding

Up to $50,000 ($25,000 per summer)

Matching Requirement

1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

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Folklife & Traditional Arts Project Grants

Application Deadline

03/15/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.

Funding

Up to $6,000

Matching Requirement

1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Term Arts Education Project Grants

Application Deadline

03/29/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.

Funding

Up to $30,000 (up to $15,000 per term)

Matching Requirement

1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

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District Arts Support Grants

Application Deadline

03/29/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.

Funding

Up to $25,000 per year

Matching Requirement

2:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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District Arts Coordinator Grants

Application Deadline

04/05/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.

Funding

Up to $30,000 per year for 3 years

Matching Requirement

1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative Grants

Application Deadline

04/15/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.

Funding

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

Matching Requirement

None

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ABC Advancement Grants

Application Deadline

05/17/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.

Funding

Up to $15,000 per year

Matching Requirement

2:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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Artists’ Business Initiative Grants

Application Deadline

11/15/2022

Intent to Apply deadline: November 15, 2022
(Based upon Intent to Apply approval)
Full application deadline: March 15, 2023

Funding

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

Matching Requirement

1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

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Emerging Artist Grants

Application Deadline

11/15/2022

Extension to previous deadline announced 10/21/2022.

Funding

Up to $1,800

Matching Requirement

None

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Emerging Arts Leaders Grants

Application Deadline

11/15/2022

Intent to Apply deadline: November 15, 2022
(Based upon Intent to Apply approval)
Full application deadline: December 15, 2022

Funding

Up to $2,500 ($1,500 for organization training and $1,000 for leader training)

Matching Requirement

None

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Arts Emergency Relief Grants

Application Deadline

03/26/2021

This application deadline has passed.

Funding

Up to $500

Matching Requirement

None

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Individual Artist Fellowships

Application Deadline

11/15/2022

Funding

$10,000

Matching Requirement

None

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