South Carolina Arts Commission

School Arts Support Grants

Grant Information


Application Deadline
Rolling

Apply from Monday, August 15, 2022 to Monday, March 6, 2023 (see note)


Purpose
To help schools acquire the supplies, materials, professional development, or other tools/expertise to address learning loss gaps in the arts, promote innovation in the arts classroom, and/or support arts integration initiatives to remediate core subject areas


Who's Eligible
Most public, private, and charter schools in S.C.


Funding
Up to $2,500 per grant request. Individual schools are eligible to receive up to two (2) grants ($5,000 total) per fiscal year.


Grant Period
September 5, 2022 – May 31, 2023


Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC); no match for qualifying schools (see note)

About This Grant

Purpose

School Arts Support grants further schools’ efforts to fill learning loss gaps in the arts and support innovation.

The SAS grant can help schools acquire supplies, materials, professional development, and tools/expertise to support innovation in the classroom and/or for the use of arts integration initiatives in remediating core subject areas.

Please Note

Grant guidelines are subject to change.


How is this grant different from Arts Teacher Support grants?

Formerly the Arts Teacher Support grant, this grant category is now also open to non-arts teachers who are interested in exploring arts integration in their classrooms. Additionally, the SAS grant can support school-wide initiatives/projects that promote arts integration, innovation, and address learning loss in the arts.

The strongest applications will clearly state how the materials or professional development funded by the grant will address learning loss in the arts, support innovation in the classroom, and/or will utilize arts integration as an approach to teaching. Successful grant applications will outline how the proposal will:

  • Encourage students to engage in a creative process which connects an art form and other subject area while meeting evolving objectives in both; or
  • Address learning loss gaps in the arts because of the COVID-19 pandemic; or
  • Support art initiatives within the school that fosters collaborative efforts between arts classrooms and other subject areas

Although there is not one singular definition for arts integration, the SCAC finds that the Kennedy’s Center’s comprehensive definition of Arts Integration is a worthy model. To read more how their definition has evolved, please visit their website at www.kennedy-center.org.

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

I’m here to help!

  • If you are seeking advisement before submitting an application, please contact K-12 Coordinator Amanda Noyes (803.734.8675 | anoyes@arts.sc.gov).
  • 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

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.