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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. 

Note: We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for full participation in these events. If you have a disability and may require accommodations in order to fully participate, please contact Amanda Noyes ( | 803.734.8695) at least one week prior to the event.


FY25 Emerging Artist Grants Applicant Coaching Call

February 22, 2024 at 3 p.m. – Artist Development Director Tanisha Brown and Grants Manager Amber Westbrook will discuss best practices when applying for an Emerging Artist Grant; including eligibility, eligible project types, mentorship, the budget, work samples, and other key components you will need for a successful grant application. Register

FY25 Folklife & Traditional Arts Project Grants Applicant Coaching Call

February 28, 2024 at 3 p.m. – Laura Marcus Green, Folklife & Traditional Arts Director with Grants Manager, Amber Westbrook will discuss best practices when applying for our FY25 Folklife & Traditional Arts Project Grants. We will go over eligible project types, work samples, and other key components you will need for a successful grant application. Register

Additional coaching calls will be added as soon as they are scheduled.


Individual Artist Fellowships Applicant Coaching Call

November 15, 2023 Zoom session open to artists interested in applying for an Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry; Spoken word/Slam poetry; Choreography & Directing (film, theatre, opera); Performance: dance, music, or acting (film or theatre); or Folklife and Traditional Arts (quilting, embroidery, sewing, beading, weaving, pottery, basketmaking, woodcarving, folk music, dance, or oral literature). A video recording of this presentation is planned for release when available.

Emerging Artist Grant Applicant Coaching Call

September 13, 2023 Zoom session for artists in the early stages of their career (1-5 years) who are interested in applying for an Emerging Artist Grant. Topics included outlining the purpose of the grant, the role of the mentorship, and what to include in the narrative/project proposal. (Video)

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).