South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Project Support Grants

Grant Information

Application Deadline

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed

To support artists’ and organizations’ quality arts projects and events and/or their commitment to improving themselves and/or their work artistically

Who's Eligible
Artists, nonprofit organizations, and units of government

Up to $2,500 within a fiscal year

Grant Period
September 5, 2022 – May 31, 2023

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

About This Grant


Arts Project Support grants support an artist’s or organization’s quality arts project or program or their commitment to improving themselves and/or their work artistically. Among other things, the APS grant can be used to build and/or increase technical, online, or virtual capacity; for community arts development; and for career advancement and/or professional development for artists and arts administration staff.

Please Note

Grant guidelines are subject to change.

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.

Not quite ready to apply? You can preview the application before you create an account or start an application.

After You Apply

We’re Here to Help!


If you are seeking advisement, please contact Deputy Director Ce Scott-Fitts (803.734.8203 | submitting an application.




If you are seeking advisement, please contact Arts Industry Director La Ruchala Murphy (803.734.8762 | 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 Coaching

We also highly recommend a visit to our Grants Coaching webpage, for

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