South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Grants Coaching

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South Carolina Arts Commission Grants Coaching: Topics, Training, TrendsGroup & One-on-One Assistance

Do you have questions about the South Carolina Arts Commission grants process? Could you use some pointers for managing a grant you already have? Well, get a coach! SCAC offers open coaching calls for artists, monthly topic sessions, and opportunities for one-on-one assistance.


New! Open Coaching Calls for Artists

Artist Services 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 24, 2020

Individual Artist Fellowships

Zoom session at 11 a.m. open to artists interested in learning more about fellowships. Information on the difference between fellowships and grants, how to select work samples, the reviews process and the criteria panelists consider when evaluating applications will be discussed. (Video)

October 15, 2020

Artists’ Ventures Initiatives (AVI) Grants

Zoom session at 3 p.m. on how AVI grants can be used to support an artistic business venture; 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. Mark Batory, current AVI grantee, will join the conversation to provide additional insight. (Video)

October 20, 2020 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)

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
July 2, 2020 Operating Support Final Reports (Video)
August 6, 2020 All grantees – Contract Packets & Contract Packets for Organizations using Fiscal Receivers (Video)
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
October 1, 2020 Application Season (Video)

  • Finding the application
  • Preparing for the application
  • Starting the application
  • Submitting
    • Application Packet
    • Next Steps
November 5, 2020 Utilizing Collaborator (Video)
December 3, 2020 Interim Payment Requests/Direct Deposit (Video)
January 7, 2021 Application Questions & Answers
February 4, 2021 The Panel Process
March 4, 2021 Filing Final Reports
May 6, 2021 Updating Grant Contacts
June 3, 2021 Operating Support Application/Final Report Change


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 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.”


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