The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Awards

Awards to South Carolina Individuals, Schools, and
Nonprofits for Exemplary Contributions to the Arts

GrantWatch ID#: 153205
Agency Type:


South Carolina Arts Commission

11/01/16 Postmarked, e-mailed or hand-delivered

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Awards to South Carolina individuals, nonprofits, businesses, schools and agencies for excellence in arts education, supporting the arts in the community, and exemplary contributions to the advancement of the arts throughout the State. The awards ceremony and related events are tentatively scheduled for early May in Columbia.

Arts in education – open to SC individuals and institutions whose primary function is art education. May include art educators (teachers, consultants, principals, administrators), schools, school districts, college/university art departments, etc.

Organization – open to SC organizations. May include arts discipline organizations, arts councils, arts advocacy groups, guilds, art departments of organizations, educational institutions, etc.

Government – open to agencies and institutions generally described as units of state, county or municipal governments that have served their communities in outstanding ways through the arts, OR elected or appointed officials.

Business/Foundation – open to SC individuals, or companies and foundations whose participation, support, and/or contributions have benefited the maintenance and growth of the arts.

Individual – open to SC individuals.
May include arts professionals such as managers, administrators; arts supporters such as patrons, promoters, donors, etc.

Individual artist – open to SC artists

- Commissioners and staff of the SC Arts Commission and members of their immediate families are not eligible for nomination;
- Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination;
- Past recipients of Verner Awards are not eligible for nomination for 10 years following their award.

The S.C. Arts Commission may choose not to present an award in a particular category in a given year. In addition to the above categories, the S.C. Arts Commission may choose to give Special Awards for achievements falling outside of the defined categories.

The nomination letter may be in MS Word or PDF format.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Rusty Sox

Verner Award Nomination Committee
South Carolina Arts Commission
1026 Sumter St., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201

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