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.

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

Date Topic
September 13, 2023 Emerging Artist Grant Applicant Coaching Call

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.

TBA Additional Coaching Calls are planned for

  • FY25 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
  • FY25 Artists’ Business Initiative Grant
  • FY24 Emerging Arts Leaders Grant

Topics Sessions

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

  • Utilizing Collaborator in the Grants Portal (Video)
  • Updating Grant Contacts (Video)
  • What comes next after you have been awarded? Contract Packets! (Video)
  • Payments & Payment Requests (Video)
  • Panel Process (Video)
  • 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.
  • Reaching Out to the General Assembly/ Best Practices (Video)

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).