To help strengthen arts organizations that bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, communities, and other organizations throughout the state.
S.C. nonprofit organizations and units of government, who either have a primary mission focused on the arts, serve as the primary arts provider in their community, or provide ongoing arts programming in their community.
No pre-set range
Current General Operating Support (GOS) grantees have been split into three groups, to reapply once every three years. If you are a current GOS grantee and do not know your Group number, please contact the Grants Team (803.734.8695 | email@example.com).
These guidelines are for use by eligible applicants for FY25 funding.
FY24 grantees in GOS Group 3 may apply for a new funding cycle using the application available November 16, 2023. FY24 grantees in GOS Groups 1 and 2 will continue their existing funding cycle in FY25. An FY25 grant contract will be issued upon approval of the grantee’s FY24 final report, due in August 2024.
Grant guidelines are subject to change until application opens.
To help strengthen arts organizations that bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, communities, and other organizations throughout the state via three (3) years of unrestricted support for basic operations for applicants ranging from emerging to established arts organizations with primary missions involving these artistic functions:
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 FAQ, before you begin working in the system.
The initial application will take time to complete, so we strongly advise you to begin well in advance of the deadline. The online application is opened each year at least one month in advance for the upcoming deadline.
(Available to FY24 GOS Group 3 grantees and new applicants November 16, 2023.)
Not quite ready to apply? You can preview the application before you create an account or start an application.
We also highly recommend a visit to our Grants Coaching webpage, for
Missed a group call or session? Look for the video link to access a recording of that presentation.