South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Artist Development Programs

Supporting #SCartists

The focused initiatives below were developed to encourage, nurture and support artistic and creative growth and the  economic well-being of South Carolina artists.

The South Carolina Arts Commission and Artists U are partners to offer ongoing training for S.C. artists.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Artists U is a grassroots planning and professional development program run by and for artists. Artists U training is designed to push artists to build lives that are balanced, productive, and sustainable.

The Artists U Weekend Intensive is offered around the state at various locations. Participants learn how to build a balanced, sustainable life by reconnecting with values, building community and slaying the two demons of the artist’s life: time and money. Workshop leaders are South Carolina artists who have completed Artists U training.

Examples of additional training offered by AU:

  • Introduction to Artists U
  • Artists U Alumni Gatherings
  • Artist Mission Statement Workshop
  • Social Media as Community

Visit Artists U/South Carolina to learn more about current training opportunities.

Artists U/South Carolina is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission as part of the S.C. Artists’ Ventures Initiative.

For more information on Individual Artist Fellowships, visit:

To encourage and enable the creation, expansion, or modification of artist-driven, arts-based business ventures that will provide career satisfaction and sustainability for South Carolina artists.

A grant and program to support the artistic and career development of emerging S.C. artists. To encourage and enable the creation, expansion, or modification of artist-driven, arts-based business ventures that will provide career satisfaction and sustainability for South Carolina artists.

For additional information, please contact Artist Services Director Ce Scott-Fitts (cscottfitts@arts.sc.gov | 803.734.8203).