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Arts Education Projects (AEP) Grant

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools for K-12 Arts Programming

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South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC)

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03/05/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants of up to $15,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and IHEs for arts activities serving K-12 students. Funding is intended to support both school-based and out-of-school programming such as workshops, public art projects, camps, performances, and exhibitions. The purpose of this program is to support high-quality arts education programs in traditional arts-education settings, as well as through other organizations that use the arts to further learning in children.

The purpose of this South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) grant is to fund projects and programs that use the arts to meet the educational, developmental and social needs of K-12 students. Arts Education Project grants support quality arts education programs in both traditional arts education settings (schools, arts organizations) and through other organizations that utilize the arts to advance learning in students (social service, health, community, education or other organizations).

Activities should: 

  • 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 South Carolina’s 2017 College and Career Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency.

Priority will be given to projects or programs which

  • Include partnerships between organizations, schools, and/or other entities to meet K-12 educational goals through the arts; and/or
  • Serve specific student populations, including those living in rural or high-poverty areas; and/or
  • Serve students in, and/or are located in, Opportunity Initiative counties targeted for special attention by SCAC.

Examples of eligible in-school and after-school activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Workshops
  • Camps
  • Artist residencies
  • Public art projects
  • Performances
  • Exhibitions
  • Acquisition of critical equipment or supplies
  • Program planning
  • Professional development for instructors, artists, and/or administrators 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177333

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000

Term of Contract:

All projects must be implemented between July 1, 2021 and June 1, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Most S.C. schools, nonprofit organizations (arts and non-arts), colleges and universities, and units of government are eligible.

The applicant must be:
- A public, private, charter, or parochial school; OR
- A consortium of schools with one primary applicant site; OR
- A school district; OR
- A college or university; OR
- A unit of state or local government; OR
- A nonprofit community-based organization (arts or non-arts).

In addition: Private, charter, and parochial schools; and nonprofit community-based organizations must also
- Be currently registered as a charitable organization with the S.C. Secretary of State’s Office; and
- Reflect S.C. as primary address on all current official organizational documents; and
- Either have federal tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, OR
Apply through a tax exempt Fiscal Agent/Receiver organization.

In accordance with federal government policy, all organizations – including (but not limited to) private schools, government entities, public school districts, and nonprofit organizations – must provide a valid DUNS number to receive an SCAC grant award. Individual public schools may use their school district’s DUNS number and do not need to register separately.

- FY22 ABC-Certified schools are not eligible to apply for an FY22 Arts Education Project Grant.
- Schools within a district receiving an FY21 or FY22 District Arts Support grant are eligible to apply for an FY22 Arts Education Project Grant.
- Individual artists are not eligible.
- Individual schools may not apply for an FY22 Arts Education Project grant if they are a partnership or service delivery site in another FY22 Arts Education Project application.
- Applicants may submit only one application per deadline.
- College and university departments are eligible, but only one application per department will be accepted.

Pre-proposal Conference:

FY22 Arts Education Project Applicants Open Call

Have a question about FY22 Arts Education Project grants, join the S.C. Arts Commission's grants team and Specialist for Arts Organizations & Education for an overview of the guidelines and application. Includes Q&A.

Time: Jan 13, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Pre-Application Information:

- Apply starting January 4, 2021.
- Application Deadline is March 5, 2021.

Applications may be submitted until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the deadline date. However, please be aware that staff members will not be available to assist you with questions or technical difficulties after SCAC closes at 5:00 p.m. that day.

Any activities carried out within this grant must align with state guidelines regarding COVID-19.

All projects must be implemented between July 1, 2021 and June 1, 2022. If your proposed project is scheduled to end after June 1, please contact Catherine Ntube, Specialist for Arts Organizations & Education, before applying.

If you are hiring artists, Starting in Fiscal Year 2022 (July 2021), SCAC Arts in Education grant recipients must use members of the S.C. Arts Directory for grant funded group lectures, demonstrations, and performances; and Certified Teaching Artists for grant funded classroom residencies and short-term arts teaching experiences. Additionally, Arts Access Master Teaching Artists have trained with Arts Access SC to provide children, youth, and adults with disabilities quality arts experiences. Note: Schools should check with their district office about policies related to hiring artists, arts organizations, and teaching artists.

Matching requirement is 1:1 (grantee:SCAC).

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Catherine Ntube
Specialist for Arts Organizations & Education

For additional information, please contact the Grants Team ( or 803.734.8695).

South Carolina Arts Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201

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