Summer Arts Education Project Grants

Grant Information

To support arts education programs for Preschool (3k-4k) and/or K-12 students between school years, through both traditional and non-traditional providers

Who's Eligible
Most S.C. nonprofit organizations (arts & non-arts), colleges and universities, and units of government

Up to $50,000 ($25,000 per summer)

Matching Requirement
1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

About This Grant


These grants support quality arts education programs for preschool (3K-4K) and/or K-12 students between school years, through both traditional providers (arts organizations) and other organizations (e.g., social service, health, community, education) that utilize the arts to meet the educational, developmental, and social needs of preschool (3k-4k) and/or K-12 students. This two-year grant supports projects occurring during the summers of 2024 and 2025.

Activities should

  1. Expand student access to arts education opportunities; and
  2. Complement, augment, or advance standards-based arts instruction or arts integration activities aligned with school curriculum and
  3. Be focused on or include significant components of quality instruction and/or experiences in the visual arts, performing arts, media arts, design arts, folk and traditional arts, or creative writing; and
  4. Address South Carolina’s 2017 College and Career Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency; or
  5. If applying for or including preschool programming, address South Carolina’s Profile of the Ready Kindergartener.

Please Note

Grant guidelines are subject to change until the application opens.

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.

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

After You Apply

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  • If you are seeking advisement, please contact Arts Learning Director Kimberly Washburn Motte (803.734.8694 | submitting an application.
  • If you have submitted an application, and/or you have a current grant, please contact the Grants Team (803.734.8695 |

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