South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Teacher Support Grants

Grant Information

Application Deadline

The application period for FY22 funding has passed. Details about FY23 funding are scheduled for release in Summer 2022.

To help arts teachers acquire the supplies, materials, professional development, or other tools/expertise needed to innovate in arts classrooms

Who's Eligible
Most public, private, and charter schools in SC

Up to $3,000 per fiscal year

Grant Period
October 11, 2021 - May 1, 2022

Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC); no match for qualifying schools

About This Grant


The purpose of the Arts Teacher Support (ATS) Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is to support innovation in arts classrooms by helping arts teachers acquire supplies, materials, professional development, and tools/expertise.

The strongest applications will clearly state how the materials or professional development funded by the grant will allow innovation in arts classrooms. Examples include but are not limited to purchases or activities that

  • allow an arts concept/standard to be explored in a more culturally relevant or developmentally appropriate way;
  • build connections between classroom and community, or between the arts classroom and other subject areas in a novel way; or
  • address a gap in access that has previously impeded learning in your classroom.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through our grants portal, which uses the Foundant platform. For frequently asked questions, registration instructions, and other helpful information, we highly recommend visiting the Grants Portal FAQbefore you begin working in the system.

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

  • If you are seeking advisement before submitting an application, please contact Amanda Noyes (803.734.8675 |, K-12 Coordinator.
  • If you have submitted an application, and/or you have a current grant, please contact the Grants Team (803.734.8695 |
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