To ensure that South Carolina's diverse living traditions remain vibrant and visible parts of community life
Most S.C. nonprofit organizations, colleges & universities, and units of government
Up to $6,000
Traditional arts are expressions of shared identity that are learned as a part of the cultural life of a particular group. This shared identity may be rooted in family, geographic, tribal, occupational, religious, or ethnic connections, among others. As expressions of a living culture, traditional arts have been handed down from one generation to the next and reflect the shared experience, aesthetics, and values of a group. Traditional arts are dynamic, reflecting change and individual innovation over generations of practitioners.
This grant ensures that South Carolina’s many living traditions remain vibrant, visible parts of community life and supports nonprofit organizations and units of government that seek to promote and sustain the traditional arts practiced across the state. South Carolina’s cultural landscape encompasses diverse artistic traditions and practitioners, including indigenous, and longstanding, and more recently arrived art forms and communities.
Grant guidelines are subject to change until the application opens.
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