South Carolina Arts Commission

District Arts Support Grants

Grant Information


Application Deadline
03/29/2022

The application deadline for FY23 funding has passed.


Purpose
To support school districts committed to implementing standards-based arts curricula and to making the arts an integral part of the basic curriculum and daily classroom instruction


Who's Eligible
Most S.C. school districts with a three-year arts education strategic plan and a part- or full-time arts coordinator


Funding
Up to $25,000 per year


Grant Period
July 1, 2022-May 1, 2023


Matching Requirement
2:1 (grantee:SCAC)

About This Grant

Purpose

The purpose of the District Arts Support Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is to support school districts committed to implementing standards-based arts curricula and to making the arts an integral part of the basic curriculum and daily classroom instruction.

Note: For this grant program,

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • As part of your application, you will upload Lesson Plans and provide links to Lesson Plan Reflection Videos and Professional Development Impact Videos. We strongly encourage you to prepare these materials, following the instructions provided here, before you visit the grants portal to begin your application.

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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