South Carolina Arts Commission

4K Arts Integration Grants

Grant Information


Application Deadline
Rolling

Apply through Monday, March 6, 2023 (see note)


Purpose
To help 4K providers at designated locations offer arts integrated experiences for students and professional development for teachers to use the arts to increase kindergarten readiness.


Who's Eligible
All S.C. Department of Education Childhood Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) 4K providers. Private and corporate preschools/providers are ineligible to apply.


Funding
Up to $2,000 per fiscal year


Grant Period
December 6, 2022 – May 1, 2023


Matching Requirement
1:3 (grantee:SCAC)

About This Grant

Purpose

These grants help CERDEP preschool providers offer arts integrated experiences for students and professional development for teachers to use the arts to increase kindergarten readiness.

Projects may increase kindergarten readiness by:

  • building connections between the arts and other subject areas in a meaningful way,
  • providing artist-in-residence experiences for students that include professional development for teachers,
  • and addressing gaps in arts access that have previously impeded learning in the classroom.
Please Note

Grant guidelines are subject to change until applications open.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through our grants portal, which uses the Foundant platform.

New to Foundant? For frequently asked questions, registration instructions, and other helpful information, we highly recommend visiting the Grants Portal FAQbefore you begin working in the system.

PLEASE NOTE: You are urged to consider the Review Criteria (detailed in the “Review Process” section of these guidelines, under “After You Apply”) as you prepare your application materials. These criteria will be used to evaluate your application and determine the funding of your proposal.

Application preview coming soon!

After You Apply

I’m Here to Help!

  • If you are seeking advisement before submitting an application, please contact Arts Learning Director Kimberly Washburn Motte (803.734.8694 | kmotte@arts.sc.gov).
  • If you have submitted an application, and/or you have a current grant, please contact the Grants Team (803.734.8695 | grants@arts.sc.gov).

 


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