Term Arts Education Project Grants

Grant Information

To support arts education programs for K-12 students during the school term (including beyond the school day), through both traditional and non-traditional providers

Who's Eligible
Most S.C. nonprofit organizations (arts & non-arts), colleges and universities, and units of government

Up to $30,000 (up to $15,000 per term)

Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

About This Grant


These grants support quality arts education programs for K-12 students during the school term (including beyond the school day), through both traditional providers (arts organizations) and other organizations (e.g., social service, health, community, education) that utilize the arts to meet the educational, developmental, and social needs of K-12 students. This two­-year grant supports projects occurring during the school terms 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. For the purposes of this grant, a term is defined as one academic year.

Activities should

  1. Expand student access to arts education opportunities; and
  2. Complement, augment, or advance standards-based arts instruction or arts integration aligned with school curriculum; and
  3. Be focused on or include significant components of quality instruction and/or experiences in the visual arts, performing arts, media arts, design arts, folk and traditional arts, and/or creative writing; and
  4. Address South Carolina’s 2017 College and Career Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency.

Please Note

Grant guidelines are subject to change until the application opens.

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.

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After You Apply

I’m Here to Help!

  • If you are seeking advisement, please contact Arts Learning Director Kimberly Washburn Motte (803.734.8694 | kmotte@arts.sc.govbefore submitting an application.
  • 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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