South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Emergency Relief Grants

Grant Information

Application Deadline

This application deadline has passed.

To provide emergency funds to artists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Who's Eligible
Most SC practicing artists

Up to $500

Grant Period
July 1-December 31, 2020

Matching Requirement

These guidelines are for reference only.

FY22 Relief grants funding eligibility is restricted to FY22 operating support grantees.

About This Grant


The purpose of this South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) grant is to support individual artists who have lost income related to their artistic practice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply

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.

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.

Not quite ready to apply? You can preview the application before you create an account or start an application.

After You Apply


For additional information, please contact the Grants Team ( | 803.734.8695).

Grants Coaching

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.

FY20 Arts Emergency Relief Grants