South Carolina Arts Commission

District Arts Coordinator Grants

Grant Information


Application Deadline
04/05/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.


Purpose
To support school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous district arts learning strategic plan.


Who's Eligible
Most S.C. school districts


Funding
Up to $30,000 per year for 3 years


Grant Period
July 1, 2022-May 1, 2025


Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

FY23 District Arts Coordinator Grant Applicant Coaching Call

There will be a mandatory Zoom Coaching Call for approved applicants, March 17, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada).

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) Grants Team and Arts Learning Director Kimberly Washburn Motte will discuss

  • Grants Portal navigation when accessing, completing, and submitting the grant application
  • Content and information needed for the FY23 District Arts Coordinator grant application
  • Letters of support and other required materials

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.


 

About This Grant

Purpose

The purpose of the SCAC District Arts Coordinator Grant is to support school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous district arts learning strategic plan.

For this grant program:

  • Arts disciplines are creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
  • A District Arts Coordinator is an education professional with appropriate experience in the five arts disciplines, who is responsible for arts curricula and professional development of district arts teachers. The District Arts Coordinator must work at least part-time at the district level. Please note: A classroom teacher or other school-based employee with the additional title of District Arts Coordinator would not fulfill the arts coordinator position unless they have a reduced class-load to work part-time at the district level.
  • The District Arts Coordinator will work to develop and implement a three to five year district arts strategic plan for the inclusion of all five arts disciplines in the school curriculum. This plan should begin implementation no later than Year 3 of the grant cycle.

How to Apply

To apply for this grant, you must contact the program director – Kimberly Washburn Motte (kmotte@arts.sc.gov), Arts Learning Director – by February 15, 2022 to discuss your intent to apply.

If the program director determines that your intended proposal meets the guideline requirements, you will receive an invitation and instructions for starting your grant application.

If you are invited to apply

  • 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.

  • 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.

After You Apply

Questions?
  • If you are seeking advisement before submitting an application, please contact Kimberly Washburn Motte (kmotte@arts.sc.gov), Arts Learning Director.
  • 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).
Grants Coaching

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Missed a group call or session? Look for the “Video” link to access a recording of that presentation.