South Carolina Arts Commission
11/15/18 Postmarked or Hand-Delivered by 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $1,000 to South Carolina nonprofits and governmental units for quality arts programs or projects. Funding will also be provided to support professional development opportunities for assist artistic and managerial staff. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with funding source staff prior to applying.
GrantWatch ID#: 175565
Up to $1,000
Funding is intended for projects occurring after April 1 and ending before June 1, 2018.
The applicant must be:
- A unit of government; or
- A nonprofit organization that is currently registered with the S.C. Secretary of State's Office, that reflects South Carolina as the primary address on all current official organizational documents, and has federal tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service; or
-Applying through a tax-exempt Fiscal Agent/Receiver organization.
DUNS Number Requirements:
- If using a fiscal agent/receiver, separate DUNS numbers are required of both the applicant organization and the fiscal agent/receiver.
- Individual schools may use their school district's DUNS number and do not need to register separately.
- All other organization applicants, including private schools, must provide a DUNS number.
- For more information, see http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/grants/duns.shtml
- Organizations that are otherwise eligible, but are receiving Operating Support, may not apply for Quarterly Project Support within the same fiscal year, except for staff development opportunities, or projects supporting a state-designated cultural district.
- Applicants may submit only one application per quarterly deadline.
- Applicants may receive only two Quarterly Project grant awards per fiscal year.
- Priority may be given to applicants and projects that have not received funding in the past.
The Commission will not fund:
- Capital improvements and real property, unless in a granting program specifically designed for this type of support. (However, applicant funds raised for these purposes may be used to satisfy SCAC matching funds requirements.)
- Activities completed prior to the grant period.
- Support of the same project in more than one grant category or if funded by other SCAC programs, including funding from subgrant sites.
- Matching funds for one SCAC grant used as a match for any other SCAC grant.
- Performances and exhibitions that are not open to the general public.
- Non-arts museums (science and natural history) except arts personnel and arts projects sponsored by non-arts museums.
- Tuition for degree programs.
- Indirect costs.
- Underwriting for ongoing residencies or curricular programs in degree-granting colleges and universities.
- Arts activities that are directed and performed by students or student groups.
Before applying, you are strongly advised to contact your county coordinator to determine whether your project meets the guidelines.
Deadlines and Grant Periods:
- February 15 for projects occurring after April 1 and ending before June 1
- May 15 for projects occurring after July 1 and ending before June 1
- August 15 for projects occurring after October 1 and ending before June 1
- November 15 for projects occurring after January 1 and ending before June 1
Applicants may apply at any deadline for a proposed project, but may not apply for a project that has already occurred.
If you are considering project activity in June, please contact your county coordinator.
Match Requirements: A 2:1 (applicant: SCAC) match is required; at least fifty percent of the applicant's match must be cash.
Fillable PDF Instructions:
Terms and Definitions:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail or deliver application packets to:
Quarterly Grants Program
SC Arts Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
To contact your County coordinator, see:
General Email: email@example.com
USA: South Carolina