Artist Development Programs
The focused initiatives below were developed to encourage, nurture and support artistic and creative growth and the economic well-being of South Carolina artists.
An extensive resource for artists, teaching artists, arts organizations, and schools.
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.
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 program information, please visit the Artists’ Ventures Initiative page.
- For grant information, please visit the Artists’ Ventures Initiative Grant guidelines.
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.
The Artist Entrepreneur Incubator (AEI) is a series of monthly discipline-based interactive workshops for artists of all disciplines who are interested in transitioning their craft into a business, led by artists of all disciplines and also arts consultants and educators.
Workshops include information on basic business, licensing, marketing, contracts, and identifying resources for support and sustainability.