South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Artist Development Grants

These grants provide valuable funding to empower South Carolina artists as they develop their careers and/or arts-based entrepreneurial pursuits.

Arts Project Support Grants
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Application Deadline
Rolling

At least six weeks before the project begins

This category will reopen July 1, 2021, for projects taking place September 2021-May 2022.

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Funding
Up to $1000

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Matching Requirement
1:2 for artists, 1:1 for organizations

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Individual Artist Fellowships
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Application Deadline
11/15/2021

Tentative deadline for FY23 Fellowships; details are scheduled for release in August 2021.

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Funding
$5,000

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Matching Requirement
None

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Emerging Artist Grants
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Application Deadline
11/15/2021

Tentative deadline for FY23 funding; details are scheduled for release in Fall 2021.

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Funding
Up to $1,500

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Matching Requirement
None

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Artists’ Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grants
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Application Deadline
12/01/2021

Tentative deadline, for Intent to Apply.
Details about FY23 funding are scheduled for release in Fall 2021.

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Funding
Up to $3,500 for a one-time project/single purchase; up to $5,000 for an ongoing business venture

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Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

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Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative Grants
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Application Deadline
02/18/2021

The application deadline for FY22 funding has passed. Information about FY23 funding is scheduled for release in late 2021/early 2022.

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Funding
$2,000 to the Mentor Artist and $500 to the Apprentice

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Matching Requirement
None

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Arts Emergency Relief Grants
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Application Deadline
03/26/2021

This application deadline has passed.

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Funding
Up to $500

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Matching Requirement
None

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