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.
Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants
We have suspended taking applications for Teacher Standards Implementation (TSI) Grants for FY2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020), to focus our efforts on supporting grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Up to $750
1:2 (grantee:SCAC); no match required for public schools that qualify for Title 1 funding
ABC Advancement (ABC) Grants
(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.
Up to $15,000 per year per single school; up to $25,000 per year for a school district
Arts Education Project (AEP) Grants
The application deadline for FY21 AEP funding has passed. Application materials for FY22 are scheduled for release in Fall 2020.
Up to $15,000
School Arts Materials (SAM) Grants
This application deadline has passed.
$750 to $7,500
1:3 (grantee:SCAC); no match required for public schools that qualify for Title 1 funding