South Carolina Arts Commission opens applications for $5K grants

Earlier this summer the SCAC announced the recipients of FY21 grants which were awarded in the disciplines of prose, poetry, dance choreography and dance performance; photo provided

Apply by Nov. 16

South Carolina-based artists can now apply for unrestricted $5,000 fellowships from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC). There are four fellowships up for grabs in the categories of visual, craft, media production and screenwriting.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 16, 2020.

These fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of individual artists. New for the FY22 cycle, the awards are no longer made solely on artistic merit, but also include consideration of commitment to the disciplines in which artists apply.

In a press release SCAC artist services program director Ce Scott-Fitts said: “The South Carolina Arts Commission wants to provide artists financial resources so that they may focus solely on their craft. These unrestricted grants enable artists to continue developing and creating art.”

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a full-time resident of South Carolina for at least two years and plan to stay in-state through the fellowship period of July 2021-June 2022.

Apply online and email any questions to

Earlier this summer the SCAC announced the recipients of FY21 grants which were awarded in the disciplines of prose, poetry, dance choreography and dance performance.

Learn more about SCAC and all grant opportunities online at

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