South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC)
02/15/19 - Midnight Receipt or Postmarked or Hand Delivered by 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $15,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, schools, IHEs, and government agencies for arts and cultural activities serving K-12 students. The purpose of this program is to address the educational, social, and developmental needs of children and youth through programming in the arts.
This funding category is highly competitive. Priority may be given to projects or programs which serve children in rural or high-poverty areas and/or involve partnerships with other schools and organizations. The following counties have been targeted for special attention by the Arts Commission: Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, Clarendon, Dillon, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda, and Union.
AEP grants support quality arts education programs in both traditional arts education settings (schools, arts organizations) and other organizations that utilize the arts to advance learning in children (social service, health, community, education or other organizations).
-Expand student access to arts education opportunities;
-Complement, augment, or advance standards-based arts instruction or arts integration activities delivered to students during the course of the school day curriculum;
-Be focused on or include significant components delivering quality instruction and/or experiences in the visual arts, performing arts, media arts, design arts, folk and traditional arts or creative writing; and
-Address the S.C. Department of Education’s 2010 Visual and Performing Arts Academic Standards OR 2017 College and Career Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency.
Partnerships between community organizations, artists and local schools and districts to meet K-12 educational goals through the arts are encouraged.
Examples of eligible in-school and afterschool activities include, but are not limited to:
-Public art projects
-Acquisition of critical equipment or supplies
-Professional development for instructors, artists, and/or administrators
GrantWatch ID#: 177333
Up to $15,000. Grant awards are contingent on appropriation of funds by the S.C. General Assembly.
The grant period is July 1 – June 30. No project/program expenses are allowed prior to July 1.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For assistance, contact the S.C. Arts Commission coordinator for your discipline, county, or program. Visit the Staff Directory to learn exactly who to contact, and how. http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/staff/index.shtml
Ashley Kerns Brown, Arts Education Director
South Carolina Arts Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
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