South Carolina Arts Commission

Grants Coaching

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Group & One-on-One Assistance

Do you have questions about the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) grants process? Could you use some pointers for managing a grant you already have? Well, get a coach!

The SCAC offers:

Keep reading for details.


Applicant Coaching Calls

Are you preparing to apply for an upcoming deadline? The SCAC Grants Team and program directors will host informational sessions about currently-available grant opportunities. Calls begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

The sessions are free, but you must register in advance.

Date Topic
TBA Additional Sessions TBA

Open Coaching Calls for Artists

Deputy Director Ce Scott-Fitts and the SCAC Grants Team host open coaching calls on artist development grants, to better enable artists to make competitive applications for our competitive grants.

The sessions are free, but you must register in advance. 

Date Topic
September 14, 2022 FY24 Individual Artist Fellowship grants

Zoom session at 3 p.m. for artists interested in applying for an Individual Artist Fellowship. In this coaching call, we will discuss best practices for completing the grant application. (Video coming soon!)

September 20, 2022 FY23 Emerging Artist grants

Zoom session at 3 p.m. for artists in the early stages of their career (1-5 years) who are interested in applying for an Emerging Artist grant. Topics include outlining the purpose of the grant, the role of the mentorship, and what to include in the narrative/project proposal. (Video coming soon!)

September 21, 2022 FY24 Artists’ Business Initiative grants

Zoom session at 3 p.m. on how ABI grants can be used to support an artistic business initiative; open to artists interested in applying. Topics include how to determine if the AVI grant supports the goals of the artist, purpose of intent to apply letter, and what to include in the application. (Video coming soon!)

November 22, 2022 FY23 Emerging Arts Leaders grants

Mandatory coaching call for those invited to complete the full grant application for Emerging Arts Leaders funding. Eligible applicants will receive the invitation to register for the 11 a.m. Zoom session.

TBA Additional Sessions TBA

Monthly Topics Sessions

Our Grants Team offers professional coaching in Topics and Training video conference sessions.

These sessions are a free service and first-come, first-served based on time of registration. Space is limited, so please do not miss meetings for which you’ve reserved a spot.

  • Grants-related topics with Q&A time at the end
  • First Thursday of the month at 11 a.m., via Zoom
  • Register for a Monthly Topics Session (required for security purposes). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Schedule subject to change
Date Topic
September 3, 2020 Creating a Profile for first time applicants (Video)

  • Organization vs. Individual Artist
  • FEIN – Tax Exempt Status
  • Fiscal Agent/Receiver
  • DUNS
  • Customized Fields
November 5, 2020 Utilizing Collaborator (Video)
February 4, 2021 The Panel Process (Video)
May 6, 2021 Updating Grant Contacts (Video)
July 1, 2021 Introduction to SCAC grant opportunities and the Grants Portal (Video)
August 5, 2021 What comes next after you have been awarded? Contract Packets! (Video)
September 2, 2021 Payments & Payment Requests (Video)
November 4, 2021 Operating Support for New Applicants (Video)
December 2, 2021 Application Questions & Answers Open Call
January 6, 2022 Panel Process (Video)
February 3, 2022 ***Moving from DUNS number to Unique Entity ID (Video)***

Discussion of the transition from DUNS numbers to UEIs; and provide resources on how to obtain your UEI through, where to look if you need assistance with this process, and next steps after you have obtained your new UEI.

March 3, 2022 Reaching Out to the General Assembly/ Best Practices (Video)
TBA Sessions will resume in FY2023 (after July 1, 2022)

One-on-One Calls

The Grants Team is available to answer your questions about the grants process with 15- or 30-minute sessions, Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must schedule your session at least 24 hours in advance.

To schedule an appointment, just click the link for your desired meeting length. Select a date, then an available time slot, then enter in the details and click “Schedule Event.”

We’re here to help!

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