Grants are one of the four ways the S.C. Arts Commission accomplishes its work in arts education and artist and community arts development.
March 18, 2020 update
We have suspended taking FY2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) applications for the following grants to focus our efforts on supporting grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Arts Project Support Grants (artists and organizations)
- Presenting and Performing Arts Initiative
- Teacher Standards Implementation
Notice will be provided when applications in those grant categories are reopened. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we redirect resources to be of most help to our constituents.
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.
Looking for quarterly grants?
The S.C. Arts Commission updated its grants lineup in March 2019 to replace Quarterly Project Support grants with new, rolling-deadline Arts Project Support grants for artists and organizations. Read more about that change here, and get guidelines and apply for Arts Project Support grants here.
Use the filters below to find the grant that is most relevant to your needs.
Arts Emergency Relief Grants
This application deadline has passed.
Up to $1000*
Arts Project Support (APS) Grants
We have suspended taking applications for Arts Project Support Grants for FY2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) to focus our efforts on supporting grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Up to $1000
1:2 for artists, 1:1 for organizations
Individual Artist Fellowships (FEL)
The application deadline has passed for FY21 Fellowships. Application materials are scheduled for release in mid-2020 for the FY22 Fellowships in Visual Arts, Craft, Media: Production, and Media: Screenwriting.
Artists’ Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grants
The application deadline for FY21 funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Spring 2021.
Up to $3,500 for a one-time project/single purchase; up to $5,000 for an ongoing business venture
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative (APR) Grants
The application deadline for FY21 funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in December 2020.
$2,000 to the Mentor Artist and $500 to the Apprentice