South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Grant Awards

All S.C. Arts Commission grant awards are contingent upon availability of funds, submission and approval of final reports, and compliance with program grant guidelines.

FY2020 Grant Awards

Finalized FY20 grant awards for all full-year categories are listed as approved by the SCAC Board of Commissioners on June 20, 2019. Additional grants are awarded throughout the year.

Grantee Group County FY20 Award
A C Moore Elementary School C Richland $11,336
Andrew Jackson High School A Lancaster $9,133
Andrew Jackson Middle School A Lancaster $9,834
Ashley River Creative Arts Elem School B Charleston $10,789
Beaufort Middle School C Beaufort $11,934
Brockman Elementary School A Richland $7,696
Busbee Creative Arts Academy B Lexington $9,862
Calhoun Academy of the Arts C Anderson $10,863
Campobello Gramling School A Spartanburg $10,367
Cane Bay Elementary C Berkeley $9,320
Cannons Elementary School B Spartanburg $8,665
Cheraw Intermediate School B Chesterfield $8,549
Cherryvale Elementary B Sumter $9,978
Chester Park Elementary School of the Arts A Chester $10,021
Chesterfield County School District A Chesterfield $16,435
Clinton Elementary School^J J C Lancaster $11,525
Crestwood High School C Sumter $12,091
East Aiken School of the Arts B Aiken $10,867
East Point Academy C Lexington $11,146
Fairfield Central High School C Fairfield $11,808
Fairfield Co School District C Fairfield $19,732
Felton Laboratory Charter School B Orangeburg $8,588
Greenville Co School District B Greenville $19,956
H E Bonner Elementary School C Berkeley $11,840
H E McCracken Middle School C Beaufort $11,776
Hand Middle School B Richland $10,442
Harrisburg Elementary School B Lancaster $8,781
Heath Springs Elementary School C Lancaster $11,272
Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts A Beaufort $8,369
Holly Springs – Motlow Elementary School A Spartanburg $10,580
Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School C Berkeley $12,249
Inman Intermediate School B Spartanburg $10,403
Kelly Miller Elementary School C Fairfield $11,052
Kershaw Co School District B Kershaw $19,763
Kingsbury Elementary B Sumter $8,626
Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts C Williamsburg $5,243
L W Conder Elementary School C Richland $9,950
Lady’s Island Elementary School B Beaufort $7,847
Lady’s Island Middle School C Beaufort $10,737
Lake City Early Childhood Center A Florence $9,275
Landrum Middle School A Spartanburg $9,888
League Academy of Communication Arts B Greenville $10,558
Logan Elementary School B Richland $9,206
Long Middle School C Chesterfield $8,002
Lower Richland High School A Richland $8,849
Mabry Middle School A Spartanburg $9,915
Marlboro County School of Discovery A Marlboro $9,062
McCormick School District A McCormick $16,302
McDonald Green Elementary School A Lancaster $10,421
Mossy Oaks Elementary School B Beaufort $8,781
New Ellenton Middle STEAM Magnet School C Aiken $8,695
New Prospect Elementary School A Spartanburg $10,074
North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary C Charleston $12,154
Northside Elementary School of the Arts B York $9,167
Nursery Road Elementary School C Richland $11,272
OP Earle Elementary School A Spartanburg $10,074
Palmetto Center for the Arts A Richland $8,396
Palmetto School at the Children’s Attn Home C York $8,388
Philip Simmons Elementary School C Berkeley $11,840
Philip Simmons Middle School C Berkeley $11,871
Pine Street Elementary B Spartanburg $11,021
Pleasant Hill Middle School C Lexington $11,430
Ridge View High School A Richland $9,275
Round Top Elementary C Richland $12,217
Saluda River Academy for the Arts B Lexington $11,291
Saluda Trail Middle School C York $11,996
Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School C Charleston $6,912
Satchel Ford Elementary School A Richland $8,795
SC Governor’s School for the Arts B Greenville $21,373
SC School for the Deaf & Blind A Spartanburg $15,191
South Florence High School A Florence $9,088
Southside Middle School A Florence $9,727
Southwood Academy of the Arts B Anderson $9,437
Stone Academy of Communication Arts B Greenville $10,558
Sumter Co School District B Sumter $15,708
Thornwell School for the Arts C Darlington $11,776
Westwood High School A Richland $10,288
White Knoll Middle School A Lexington $8,795
Whitesville Elementary School C Berkeley $8,961
Williamsburg Co School District B Williamsburg $19,313
Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School A Dorchester $8,849
Woodland Heights Elementary B Spartanburg $10,364
Woodmont Middle School B Greenville $5,227
Group B Panelists
  • Dr. Meisha Whitlock Adderley – Music Teacher – Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary
  • Dr. Kimberly Fontanez – Art Teacher – New Ellenton Middle STEAM Magnet School
  • Julianne Neal – Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts – Fairfield County School District
  • Josh Padgett – Fine Arts Coordinator – South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

Learn more about the current ABC sites.

* As of 12/13/2019; additional grants may be awarded until FY20 closes 6/30/2020.

Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Flowertown Players, Inc. Making theatre accessible for the deaf community Dorchester $ 350
Trustus, Inc. Trustus in the Round Series (ADA Compliant Stage Structure) Richland $2,500
Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Kathryn “Kasie” Whitener PhD Continuation of Write On SC radio show and podcast Richland $2,500
Paula Bowers To purchase pottery equipment and advertising. Edgefield $5,000
Shannon Ivey Create a Story Studio Richland $2,500
Grantee Project County FY20 Award
701 Center for Contemporary Art Sixth Annual Young Artists Festival for Ages 6-17 Richland $5,007
Abbeville Opera House Summer Youth Theatre Camp Abbeville $4,428
Aiken Symphony Guild Expose 5th graders to symphony concert Aiken $11,738
Allegro Charter School of Music Guest Artist Performance Series for Grades 6-12 Charleston $11,625
Anderson County Arts Council Year Long Arts Education Program for At Risk Youth Anderson $11,419
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Traveling ArtsReach Program-STEAM Beaufort /Jasper Beaufort $12,788
Arts Council of Greenwood County STEAM Festival for Grades K-8 Greenwood $12,075
Arts Council of York County School Performances & STEAM Art Camps- Grades K-6 York $3,550
Ballet Spartanburg Connect, Collaborate, and Create with STEAM Spartanburg $5,166
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate Arts classes after school/summer. Spartanburg $11,925
Carolina Art Association Education Programs and Outreach at the Gibbes Charleston $10,875
Chapman Cultural Center Professional Artist Performances for grades K-12 Spartanburg $12,338
Charleston Gaillard Management Co. Education Initiative Teacher Training Workshops Charleston $10,613
Charleston Jazz Jazz Immersion After School Program Charleston $5,474
Claflin University CU Residential Summer Arts Intensive Orangeburg $13,388
Clemson University Something Very Fishy: Marine Ecology STEAM Exhibit Pickens $11,071
College of Charleston, Department of Theatre and Dance “That which We Call A Rose”: STEAM Astronomy Event Charleston $10,613
Columbia Film Society Mobile Media Literacy Technology Lab Richland $12,825
Columbia Museum of Art SC history & arts education for students grade 8 Richland $13,751
Fort Lawn Community Center Arts Programs for Children and Youth in Fort Lawn Chester $11,738
Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands World of Girls metal sculpture with Bob Doester Greenville $8,673
Greenville Center for Creative Arts Free visual arts camp for low-income K-5 youth Greenville $10,897
Greenville Symphony Association Children’s Concert for Elementary School Students Greenville $11,625
Greenville Theatre Free professional theatre for title 1 schools Greenville $10,725
Greenwood Community Theatre Community Outreach Theatre Literacy Program Greenwood $11,025
McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah Painting a Brighter Future (Expanded Program) McCormick $7,031
Metropolitan Arts Council SmartARTS Arts Integration Program Greenville $11,513
Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra Symphony in the Schools for Grades 5-12 York $12,338
Saluda Shoals Foundation Saluda Shoals Park Inclusive Playground Mosaic Lexington $11,363
SC Children’s Theatre Theatre Programs for Title I Elementary Schools Greenville $11,588
South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice School District Changing Lives Through the Arts Richland $12,450
South Carolina Philharmonic. Inc. SC Philharmonic’s Link Up: The Orchestra Sings! Richland $11,888
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church DRAMARAMA Richland $6,311
Sue-Ham Community Development Center Production of Stage Play, ‘Beautiful Minds.’ Williamsburg $4,104
Trustus, Inc. Summer Youth Conservatory Camp for HS Students Richland $7,600
Union County Carnegie Library Exploring Art Through Technology Union $12,750
Warehouse Theatre The Warehouse Theatre’s This Wooden O Program Greenville $11,982
Yo Art Inc. STEAM Programming in Title I Schools Charleston $6,519
  • Robin Berlinsky
  • David Platts
  • Gail Hubbard-Mack
  • Nick Washington
  • David Smalls

* As of 12/13/2019; additional grants may be awarded until FY20 closes 6/30/2020.

Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Anna Redwine Ancestor Project: Phase 3 Richland $1,000
Anna Redwine Residency Program for Drawing Performance, Brighton, UK Richland $1,000
Belton Area Museum Association Artist Fees for Heritage Days at the Depot Anderson $1,000
Carolina Human Reinvestment (CHRSC) A Night With the Phantom 2019 Georgetown $900
Chapman Cultural Center Kennedy Center Annual Meeting 2020 (professional development) Spartanburg $875
Columbia Museum of Art Visual Thinking Strategies/Beginner Practicum Course Richland $900
Dilek Pekdemir-Lewis ecoFAB Trash Couture 2019 – Models Richland $1,000
Ed Streeter First Saturday Glass Blowing Demos Horry $1,000
Flavia Lovatelli ecoFAB Trash Couture 2019 – Photography & Videography Richland $1,000
Friends of the Kaminiski House Family Fun & Literacy Day Georgetown $1,000
Greenwood Community Theatre Attend South Arts Performance Exhibition Greenwood $1,000
Greenwood Performing Arts Attend South Arts Performance Exhibition Greenwood $1,000
Greyson Smith Gardens of the Carolinas: art series and exhibition Richland $1,000
Jeffery Callaham Purchase Metal Fabrication & Etching Supplies McCormick $1,000
Julia Marks Cove Creek Boys and Summer Girls Pickens $628
Kevin Tolen Exploring Design part II Richland $800
Latino Communications CDC Sofrito and Soul Family Festival Richland $1,000
Mary Lou Clyde Staged Readings of Pouf Richland $494
Midlands Technical College MTC Art Works Richland $1,000
Palmetto Mastersingers Host SHEsings Musical group Richland $1,000
Palmetto Mastersingers Host the Feast, Fast and Frolic Richland $1,000
Performing Arts and Science Academy PASA Dance Project Marion $1,000
Rensing Center Alliance of Artist Communities Conference Pickens $1,000
Ruth P. Saunders Down Home in Low County South Carolina Richland $1,000
Sharon Licata Attend Indiana Limestone Symposium Dorchester $1,000
Sherard Duvall Saltwata Vibes: Sankofa Seeds from Geechee Roots Richland $1,000
Todd Anderson Woodcut Documentation of Glaciers in Uganda Pickens $1,000
Trustus, Inc. Creating Cultural Change Through Artistic Director Prof. Dev. Richland $1,000
USC Koger Center for the Arts International Make Music Day at the Koger Center for the Arts Richland $1,000
Victoria Glover Urban Music & Film Summer Series Lexington $800
Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Allendale School District Summer STEAM Camp Allendale $5,000
Barnwell School District 19 Summer STEAM Camp Barnwell $5,000
Charleston County School District Charleston Strings Pilot Charleston $70,000
Clarendon County School District 1 Summer STEAM Camp Clarendon $85,000
Engaging Creative Minds Summer STEAM Camp Charleston $30,000
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage The Art of Community Education Pilots Jasper $50,000
One Columbia Teaching Artists Digital Professional Development Richland $15,000
Palmetto State Arts Education Gallup Engagement Research Greenwood $80,000
Peace Center Foundation Teaching Artist Certification Professional Development Greenville $10,000
SC African American Heritage Foundation Arts Integration Professional Development Darlington $25,000
SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities SPARK Summer Camp Curriculum & Assessment Greenville $40,000
Winthrop University ABC Project Research York $30,000
Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Art of Gullah Storytelling: Comeya Tales FolkLife Education Program Beaufort $6,000
Clemson University Host the Earls of Leicester w/ Bluegrass Ensemble (Tigertown Roots) Pickens $6,000
Hagood Mill Foundation Host Monthly Traditional Musical Events Pickens $6,000
Spartanburg Philharmonic Artists’ Fees for “Discovering the Banjo” Spartanburg $6,000
University of South Carolina/ USC Lancaster Artist Residency with Nancy Basket Lancaster $4,000
Waccamaw Indian People Host the 27th Annual Cultural Arts Festival & Pauwau Horry $4,000
  • Mark Brown, Folklife & Traditional Arts Director, Kentucky Arts Council
  • Alisha Locklear, Lumbee Artist & Educator; Museum Educator, Museum of the Southeast American Indian
  • Victoria Smalls, History and Culture Director, Program Development Director, and Assistant to Executive Director, Penn Center, St. Helena Island
Grantee Group County FY20 Award
34 West Theater Company 1 Charleston $15,550
701 Center for Contemporary Art 1 Richland $14,217
Aiken Center for the Arts 2 Aiken $15,879
Aiken Community Playhouse Inc. 3 Aiken $10,771
Aiken Music Festival 3 Aiken $14,779
Aiken Performing Arts Group, Inc. 1 Aiken $11,732
Aiken Symphony Orchestra 3 Aiken $9,401
Anderson County Arts Council 1 Anderson $15,994
Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet 3 Richland $5,535
Art Forms and Theatre Concepts, Inc. 2 Charleston $6,947
Art League of Hilton Head 1 Beaufort $15,550
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg 1 Spartanburg $6,953
Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta 3 Aiken $5,538
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 3 Beaufort $29,776
Arts Council of Beaufort County 3 Beaufort $11,439
Arts Council of Chester County 1 Chester $11,995
Arts Council of Greenwood County 1 Greenwood $19,992
Arts Council of York County 3 York $17,683
Ballet Spartanburg 1 Spartanburg $23,991
Beaufort Symphony Orchestra Inc. 2 Beaufort $5,211
Belton Center for the Arts, Inc. 1 Anderson $9,330
Black Creek Arts Council, Inc 3 Darlington $11,367
Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum 1 Horry $23,991
Carolina Art Association 2 Charleston $31,260
Carolina Ballet Theatre 2 Greenville $11,909
Carolina Crown 1 York $29,936
Carolina Dance Collaborative 3 Greenville $10,331
Carolina Master Chorale 3 Horry $7,910
Carolina Music Foundation 1 Greenville $12,440
Carolina Youth Symphony 2 Greenville $15,879
Caroline Mack Center for the Arts 2 Sumter $3,499
Catawba Cultural Preservation Project 1 York $21,325
Centre Stage – South Carolina! 2 Greenville $22,328
Chamber Music Charleston 2 Charleston $9,799
Chapman Cultural Center 3 Spartanburg $31,182
Charleston Academy of Music 1 Charleston $19,992
Charleston Artist Guild 3 Charleston $12,630
Charleston Gaillard Management Company 2 Charleston $15,630
Charleston Jazz (AKA-Jazz Artists of Charleston) 2 Charleston $10,139
Charleston Stage Company, Inc. 2 Charleston $27,787
Charleston Symphony Orchestra 3 Charleston $29,859
Chicora Voices 1 Greenville $10,663
City of Charleston-Cultural Affairs 2 Charleston $31,260
City of North Charleston-Cultural Arts 2 Charleston $27,787
Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre 2 Horry $5,954
Columbia Children’s Theatre 1 Richland $19,992
Columbia Choral Society 2 Richland $3,473
Columbia City Ballet 1 Richland $28,434
Columbia City Jazz Company 3 Richland $9,490
Columbia Classical Ballet Co. 1 Richland $15,206
Columbia Film Society 2 Richland $25,199
Columbia Museum of Art 2 Richland $31,260
Columbia Music Festival Assn 3 Richland $14,346
Columbia Stage Society, Inc 1 Richland $21,325
Dutch Fork Choral Society 1 Lexington $1,445
Edgefield County Theatre Company 2 Edgefield $1,241
Engaging Creative Minds 1 Charleston $21,383
Enough Pie 3 Charleston $7,118
FBN Productions 2 Lexington $3,499
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County 3 Kershaw $21,150
Florence County Museum 1 Florence $25,659
Florence Little Theatre 3 Florence $18,945
Florence Regional Arts Alliance 1 Florence $8,885
Florence Symphony Orchestra 1 Florence $12,440
Flowertown Players, Inc. 2 Dorchester $9,799
Footlight Players 2 Charleston $13,893
Fort Lawn Community Center 2 Chester $5,954
Friends of Tapp’s Arts Center 2 Richland $1,984
Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium 3 Anderson $12,656
Greenville Arts Festival 2 Greenville $31,260
Greenville Center for Creative Arts 3 Greenville $16,395
Greenville Chautauqua Society 1 Greenville $10,662
Greenville Civic Chorale 3 Greenville $11,073
Greenville County Youth Orchestra Association 1 Greenville $7,602
Greenville Light Opera Works 1 Greenville $11,405
Greenville Little Theatre 2 Greenville $27,997
Greenville Symphony Assn. 2 Greenville $31,260
Greenwood Community Theatre 3 Greenwood $16,015
Greenwood Performing Arts 1 Greenwood $14,217
Hilton Head Choral Society 1 Beaufort $11,405
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra 1 Beaufort $31,988
Hub City Writers Project 2 Spartanburg $17,863
International Ballet 3 Greenville $11,073
Lancaster Co Council of the Arts 3 Lancaster $11,073
Lee Co Arts Council 3 Lee $1,978
Long Bay Symphonic Society, Inc. 1 Horry $17,771
Marionette Theatre of South Carolina 1 Richland $19,992
Market Theatre Company, The 1 Anderson $9,330
McClellanville Arts Council 1 Charleston $11,995
McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah 1 McCormick $12,440
Metropolitan Arts Council 2 Greenville $31,260
Mitney Project^The 3 Georgetown $6,327
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage 3 Jasper $10,152
Music Battery^The 1 Charleston $2,132
Music Foundation of Spartanburg – AKA Spartanburg Philharmonic 3 Spartanburg $16,730
Newberry Opera House Foundation 1 Newberry $31,998
North Charleston Pops 1 Charleston $11,405
Orangeburg Co Fine Arts Center 1 Orangeburg $7,997
Pat Conroy Literary Center 3 Beaufort $12,296
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art 3 Georgetown $7,910
Peace Center Foundation 3 Greenville $28,803
Port Royal Sound Foundation 1 Beaufort $21,325
Portrait Connection 1 Greenville $2,132
Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music 3 Pickens $5,538
PURE Theatre 2 Charleston $13,893
Redux Contemporary Art Center 1 Charleston $19,992
Sandlapper Singers 3 Richland $5,538
SC Artisans Center 1 Colleton $8,885
SC Children’s Theatre 3 Richland $26,677
SC Philharmonic 3 Richland $29,610
Sculpture in the South 2 Dorchester $3,499
Smalls Institute for Music & Youth Leadership 2 Charleston $3,970
Spartanburg Art Museum 2 Spartanburg $14,699
Spartanburg Little Theatre 3 Spartanburg $21,210
Speaking Down Barriers 1 Spartanburg $14,217
Spoleto Festival USA 3 Charleston $26,940
Storytree Theatre 1 Charleston $7,997
Summerville Community Orchestra 2 Dorchester $4,692
Sumter County Cultural Commission 3 Sumter $2,769
Sumter County Gallery of Art 2 Sumter $9,799
Theatre of the Republic 2 Horry $12,764
Threshold Repertory Theatre 2 Charleston $6,999
Trustus, Inc. 2 Richland $13,893
Upstate Center for the Arts 1 Pickens $13,328
Village Repertory Co 3 Charleston $14,537
Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild 3 Horry $6,625
Warehouse Theatre 2 Greenville $22,328
West Main Artists Cooperative 3 Spartanburg $8,222
Wits End Poetry 1 Greenville $7,108
Workshop Theatre of SC 2 Richland $10,421
Group 1 Panelists
  • Kathryn Boucher, Executive Director, Spartanburg Philharmonic
  • DéLana R.A. Dameron, Writer & Arts + Culture Strategist
  • Avni Gupta-Kagan, Independent Consultant
  • Zinnia Willits, Director of Collections and Operations, Gibbes Museum of Art
Fellow Discipline County FY20 Award
Adrian Rhodes Visual Art Darlington $5,000
Craig Butterfield Music Performance Richland $5,000
Fang Man Music Composition Richland $5,000
Valerie Zimany Craft Pickens $5,000

Visual Art and Craft

  • Wendy Earle – Curator of Contemporary Art – Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Bruce Pepich – Executive Director and Curator of Collections – Racine Art Museum and Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, MI
  • Marilyn Zapf – Assistant Director and Curator – Center for Craft, a national arts nonprofit headquartered in Asheville, NC

Music Composition

  • Brent Milam, Instructor of Music Theory and Composition – Georgia State University
  • Dr. Robert Tanner, Associate Professor of Music – Morehouse College

Music Performance

  • Verena Lucía Anders – conductor, pianist, vocalist, composer, music educator, and winner of multiple Grammy Awards
  • Tami Lee Hughes – concert violinist, recording artist, and music educator

Learn more about the FY20 Fellows on The Hub.

Grantee County FY20 Award
Abbeville Artist Guild Abbeville $2,371
Aiken Choral Society Aiken $2,500
Aiken Civic Orchestra Aiken $1,306
Annex Dance Company Charleston $2,500
Arpad Darazs Singers Richland $2,500
Barnwell County Arts Council Barnwell $2,500
Charleston Black Theatre Charleston $2,500
Charleston Concert Band dba Charleston Community Band Charleston $2,500
Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. Cherokee $2,500
City of Abbeville, The Abbeville $2,500
Columbia Art Center, City of Columbia Richland $2,500
Columbia Baroque Soloists Richland $2,500
CREATE Conway, Inc. Horry $2,500
Crooked Creek Art League Lexington $2,500
Dance Matters Charleston $1,395
Edisto Art Guild Charleston $2,500
Ensemble Eclectica Richland $2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood: FESTIVA Arts Series Greenwood $2,500
Foothills Chorale Pickens $2,500
Foothills Conservatory for the Performing Arts Oconee $2,500
Foothills Philharmonic Greenville $2,500
Friday Arts Project York $1,900
Fripp Island Friends of Music Beaufort $2,500
Gateway Arts Center [Council] Oconee $2,500
Greenville Jazz Collective Greenville $2,500
Gullah Traveling Theater, Inc. Beaufort $2,500
Heal with HeARTS Charleston $2,500
Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Charleston $2,500
Music in Landrum Spartanburg $2,500
Myrtle Beach Cultural Calendar dba The Arts Grand Strand Horry $2,500
North Augusta Cultural Arts Council Aiken $2,500
Palmetto Luna Arts Richland $2,500
Pawleys Island Concert Band Georgetown $2,500
Power Company Collaborative Richland $2,500
Puppetry Arts Theatre of Charleston Charleston $2,500
Rensing Center Pickens $2,500
S. C. Bach Greenville $2,500
Southern Guitar Festival and Competition Richland $2,500
Spartanburg Community Band Spartanburg $2,500
Sumter Civic Dance Company Sumter $2,500
Sweet Adelines International-Heart of Columbia Lexington $2,500
Sweet Adelines Intl DBA Vocal Matrix Chorus Greenville $2,500
The Watering Hole Poetry Organization Richland $2,500
Union County Arts Council Union $2,500
Union County Carnegie Library Union $2,500
Union County Farm & Craft Market Union $2,500
  • Dana Orchoff Gencarrelli, Executive Director, Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium, Inc (GAMAC)
  • Tamara Herring, Executive Director, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
  • Caroline Mack, Executive Director, Caroline Mack Center for the Arts
Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Partnership Grants
Grantee Project County FY20 Award
SC Arts Alliance Advocacy & Public Awareness – ABC Project Greenville $39,648
Winthrop University Arts in Basic Curriculum Project (ABC Project) York $272,832
Total FY20 ABC Partnership Grants $312,480
Other Partnership Grants

* As of 12/13/2019; additional grants may be awarded until FY20 closes 6/30/2020.

Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Hispanic Alliance Capacity-building of emerging artists, arts projects & partnerships Greenville $25,000
PURE Theatre Artists U Administrative Support Charleston $20,000
USC McKissick Museum SC Folklife and Traditional Arts Partnership Richland $71,033
Total FY20 Other Partnership Grants* $116,033

* As of 12/13/2019; additional grants may be awarded until FY20 closes 6/30/2020.

Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Trustus, Inc. Present the Work of Director Sharon Graci Richland $2,000
School Name County FY20 Award
Anderson Primary School Williamsburg $6,000.00
Baptist Hill Middle-High School Charleston $7,374.00
Barnwell Primary School Barnwell $6,891.00
Berea Elementary School Greenville $7,102.00
Boundary Street Elementary Newberry $3,301.00
Busbee Creative Arts Academy Lexington $7,482.00
C E Murray Middle/High School Williamsburg $6,400.00
Cannons Elementary School Spartanburg $7,500.00
Cedar Grove Elementary Anderson $7,464.00
Cherryvale Elementary School Sumter $7,496.00
Clinton Elementary School Laurens $7,207.00
Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary Spartanburg $7,406.00
Cowpens Middle School Band Spartanburg $7,055.00
Crosswell Drive Elementary Sumter $4,388.00
Estill Elementary School Hampton $5,894.00
Goodwin Elementary School Charleston $5,536.00
Grassy Pond Elementary Cherokee $7,500.00
Gray Court-Owings Elementary Laurens $7,396.00
Greenwood Elementary School Florence $2,971.00
H. E. Bonner Elementary Berkeley $7,500.00
Heath Springs Elementary School Lancaster $7,500.00
Hemingway Elementary School Williamsburg $6,900.00
Hemingway High  School Williamsburg $7,441.00
Herbert A. Wood Elementary Lexington $2,920.00
High Point Academy Spartanburg $7,500.00
Hollis Academy Greenville $7,242.00
Holly Springs – Motlow Elementary School Spartanburg $7,500.00
Hollywood Elementary School Saluda $6,633.00
Hursey Montessori Charleston $6,281.00
J J Clinton Elementary School Lancaster $5,400.00
John E. Ewing Middle School Cherokee $7,500.00
Kingstree High School Williamsburg $5,200.00
Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts Williamsburg $7,200.00
L W Conder Elementary School Richland $7,500.00
Lead Academy Public Charter School Greenville $7,100.00
Lemira Elementary School Sumter $6,073.00
Mary H. Wright Elementary Spartanburg $7,498.00
McCormick Elementary School McCormick $7,465.00
McDonald Green Elementary School Lancaster $7,475.00
Military Magnet Academy Charleston $4,353.00
Millwood Elementary School Sumter $6,815.00
Mossy Oaks Elementary School Beaufort $3,613.00
Mt. Zion Elementary Charleston $3,177.00
New Ellenton Middle STEAM Magnet School Aiken $7,500.00
New Prospect Elementary School Spartanburg $6,928.00
North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School Charleston $3,000.00
North Charleston Elementary School Charleston $7,483.00
Olanta Creative Arts and Science Magnet School Florence $7,402.00
Pendleton Elementary Anderson $7,481.00
Pinehurst Elementary School Charleston $6,995.00
Reuben Elementary School Newberry $1,897.00
Saluda River Academy for the Arts Lexington $3,758.00
Schofield Middle School Aiken $7,305.00
Shaw Heights Elementary Sumter $7,109.00
Simmons-Pinckney Middle School Charleston $7,265.00
Southside Middle School Florence $7,500.00
Spearman Elementary School Anderson $7,496.00
The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home York $1,759.00
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary Greenville $6,374.00
Timmonsville High School Florence $7,497.00
Williston-Elko Middle School Barnwell $7,467.00
Willow Drive Elementary Sumter $812.00
Woodland Heights Elementary School Spartanburg $6,823.00
African Cultural Exchange
Grantee County FY20 Award
Gullah Traveling Theater, Inc. Beaufort $8,300
Larry Frazier Richland $1,000
Nakia Wigfall Georgetown $1,000
Natalie Daise Georgetown $1,000
Ron Daise Georgetown $1,000
Sara M. Daise Georgetown $1,000
Sherard Duvall Richland $1,000
Victoria Smalls Beaufort $1,000
Total FY20 African Cultural Exchange Special Project Grants $15,300
Other Special Project Grants

* As of 12/13/2019; additional grants may be awarded until FY20 closes 6/30/2020.

Grantee Project County FY20 Award
SC Arts Alliance Building Racial Equity Training Facilitator Greenville $8,438
Total FY20 Other Special Project Grants* $8,438
Grantee County FY20 Award
Arts Access South Carolina Richland $43,868
Palmetto State Arts Education Greenwood $2,936
SC Academy of Authors Richland $1,719
SC Arts Alliance Greenville $44,397
SC Dance Association Richland $2,936
SC Humanities Richland $6,174
SC Theatre Association Greenville $3,292
SC Watermedia Society Dorchester $3,883
SC Writers Association Richland $1,119
Grantee Counties Served FY20 Award
Arts Council of York County York $10,000
Black Creek Arts Council, Inc Darlington $10,000
Chapman Cultural Center Spartanburg $10,000
City of Charleston-Cultural Affairs Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester $10,000
Florence Regional Arts Alliance Florence $10,000
Metropolitan Arts Council Greenville $10,000
Sumter Co Cultural Commission Sumter $10,000

* As of 12/13/2019; additional grants may be awarded until FY20 closes 6/30/2020.

Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Burke High School Purchase materials to build sets Charleston $744
Haut Gap Middle School Exploring Art Techniques and Culture Charleston $750
Hursey Montessori Stories Through Sound Charleston $749
Landrum High School Selfie, Adolescent Identity and Self-Portraiture Spartanburg $500
Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder Students Charleston $750
Midland Park Primary School Djembe and Cajun Drums Charleston $632
Mt. Zion Elementary Djembe and Cajun Drums Charleston $702
Pepperhill Elementary Visual Arts in Action Charleston $743
Riverside High School Attend Midwest Band Clinic Greenville $750
Simmons-Pinckney Middle School Costumes for The Lion King Jr. Charleston $748
Timmonsville High School Attend PSAE Conference Florence $720
Grantee Project County FY20 Award
Josh Johnson Bluegrass fiddle, Master Artist Pickens $2,000
Adley Ellenburg Bluegrass fiddle, Apprentice Pickens $500
Alan Bibey Bluegrass Mandolin & Guitar, Master Artist Horry $2,000
Bryan Jackson Bluegrass Mandolin & Guitar, Apprentice Berkeley $500
Peggie Hartwell Narrative Quilting, Master Artist Dorchester $2,000
Nora Williams Narrative Quilting, Apprentice Charleston $500
Nancy Basket Native American Basketry, Master Artist Oconee $2,000
DeLesslia “Roo” George-Warren Native American Basketry, Apprentice York $500
  • Mark Brown, Folklife & Traditional Arts Director, Kentucky Arts Council
  • Alisha Locklear, Lumbee Artist & Educator; Museum Educator, Museum of the Southeast American Indian
  • Victoria Smalls, History and Culture Director, Program Development Director, and Assistant to Executive Director, Penn Center, St. Helena Island

For additional information, please contact the Grants Office ( | 803.734.8695).