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Grants to Greenville County, South Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies for Arts Projects that Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC)

Deadline Date:

11/15/18 Postmarked or delivered to the MAC office by 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Greenville County, South Carolina nonprofits and agencies for programs that expand access to the arts for the community and involve youth, new audiences, and visitors. Funding is available for production and exhibition costs, artist fees, and promotional and marketing campaigns.

Funding priority is given to projects that strongly consider the effect the project will have in the community: projects that provide a consistent funding mechanism for the arts and cultural organizations regarding payments to artists and artist-related costs; projects that promote cultural tourism by supporting special efforts to entice visitors to include arts activities in their Greenville itineraries; projects that advance the artistic, administrative, and organizational capacity of the arts/cultural organizations; projects that ensure access to the arts for all residents and visitors; projects that help stimulate economic and community development through the arts; and projects that emphasize arts programming that develop and/or attract new arts audiences.

Project expenses include all costs related to the project: artist fees, supplies, materials, production or exhibition related costs, and marketing and promotion campaigns – anything necessary to ensure a successful and completed project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180269

Estimated Size of Grant:

The organizational grant limit is $3,000.

Term of Contract:

1st Q: For projects beginning or taking place during May – July, 2018.

2nd Q: For projects beginning or taking place during August – October, 2018.

3rd Q: For projects beginning or taking place during November, 2018 – January, 2019.

4th Q: For projects beginning or taking place during February – April, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must satisfy all eligibility requirements as follows:
- Be a unit of government or charitable organization with current registration from the Office of the Secretary of State of South Carolina;
- Be located in and serving the residents of Greenville County;
- Show the ability to collect the required matching funds.

Applicants who have outstanding MAC project support activities or reports are ineligible to apply for funds until all previously awarded grant requirements have been completed and approved.

Pre-Application Information:

A 2:1 match is required, of which no more than 33% of total costs may be met by in-kind contributions. Funds provided by the applicant include all funding allotted to the project: ticket sales, other grants, business and foundation sponsorships, organization monies, fundraising donations, etc. Income can also be in-kind, but can be no more than 50% of the organization’s match.

No more than two grants may be awarded to an applicant within one fiscal/calendar year.

No late, faxed, or emailed applications may be accepted.

Quarterly deadlines:

1st Q: Thursday, February 15
For projects beginning or taking place during May – July, 2018

2nd Q: Tuesday, May 15
For projects beginning or taking place during August – October, 2018

3rd Q: Wednesday, August 15
For projects beginning or taking place during November, 2018 – January, 2019

4th Q: Thursday, November 15
For projects beginning or taking place during February – April, 2019

If awarded funding, a contract will be sent to applicants. Upon receipt of the signed contract, MAC will disburse 50% of the award. The remaining funds will be disbursed after the project has been completed and the final report has been received and approved by MAC staff.

Contact Information:

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

mac@greenvillearts.com
864-467-3132

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Greenville County