SCAC: Term Arts Education Project Grants

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Predicted deadline: Mar 26, 2025 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $30,000

Fields of work: Art Education

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Training / Capacity Building, Conference

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in South Carolina: Allendale County, Bamberg County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Clarendon County, Dillon County, Edgefield County, Hampton County, Jasper County, Laurens County, Lee County, Marion County, Marlboro County, Saluda County, Williamsburg County Other eligible locations: South Carolina

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in South Carolina: Allendale County, Bamberg County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Clarendon County, Dillon County, Edgefield County, Hampton County, Jasper County, Laurens County, Lee County, Marion County, Marlboro County, Saluda County, Williamsburg County Other eligible locations: South Carolina

Overview:

Term Arts Education Project Grants

These grants support quality arts education programs for preschool (3k-4k) and/or K-12 students during the school term (including beyond the school day), through both traditional providers (arts organizations) and other organizations (e.g., social service, health, community, education) that utilize the arts to meet the educational, developmental, and social needs of preschool (3k-4k) and/or K-12 students. This two­-year grant supports projects occurring during the school terms the specified school terms. For the purposes of this grant, a term is defined as one academic year.

Activities should:

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

  • Workshops
  • Artist residencies
  • Performances
  • Exhibitions
  • Acquisition of critical equipment or supplies
  • Program planning
  • Professional learning for educators, instructors, artists and/or administrators
  • Camps (non-summer camps)

Funding

  • Up to $30,000 ($15,000 per term)
  • Matching Requirement: 1:2 (grantee:SCAC)
  • This funding category is highly competitive.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be:
    • A college or university; OR
    • A unit of state or local government; OR
    • A nonprofit community-based organization (arts or non-arts)
      • currently registered as a charity with the S.C. Secretary of State’s Office
        • Applicants who are exempt from this registration must upload their registration exemption approval
      • reflecting S.C. as the primary address on all current official organizational documents
      • with federal tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service OR
        • applying through a tax-exempt fiscal agent/receiver organization.
          • Applicants who are applying through a fiscal agent/receiver must submit a letter outlining the working relationship and responsibilities of both parties.
  • In accordance with federal government policy, all organizations – including (but not limited to) private schools, public school districts, government entities, and nonprofit organizations – must provide a valid UEI number to receive an SCAC grant award.
    • Learn about the new grant requirement: Unique Entity ID (UEI)
      • If an applicant organization is using a fiscal agent/receiver, separate UEI numbers must be provided for both the applicant organization and the fiscal agent/receiver.
      • Exceptions to separate UEI numbers are organizations run by a local government or a school district.
  • Eligible project disciplines are visual arts, performing arts, media arts, design arts, folk and traditional arts, and creative writing.
  • Students under age 3 may benefit from proposed programming, but programs should not be focused on students below the 3K level.
  • Applicants may submit only one (1) application per deadline.
  • College and university departments are eligible, but only one (1) application per department will be accepted.

Preferences:

  • Recipients of the Term Arts Education Projects Grant are strongly encouraged to use members of the S.C. Arts Directory for grant-funded group lectures, demonstrations, performances, classroom residencies, and short-term arts teaching experiences.
  • Priority will be given to:
    • Proposed activities specifically serving students in one or more Opportunity Initiative Counties, targeted for special attention by SCAC; and/or
    • Applicant organizations located within an Opportunity Initiative county.
      • SCAC Opportunity Initiative Counties:
        • Allendale
        • Bamberg
        • Calhoun
        • Cherokee
        • Clarendon
        • Dillon
        • Edgefield
        • Hampton
        • Jasper
        • Laurens
        • Lee
        • Marion
        • Marlboro
        • Saluda
        • Williamsburg
  • Priority will be given to projects or programs which:
    • Address learning loss that has occurred as a result of COVID-19; and/or
    • Include partnerships between organizations, schools, and/or other entities to meet preschool (3k-4k) and/or K-12 educational goals through the arts; and/or
    • Serve specific student populations, including those living in rural or high-poverty areas.

Ineligibility:

  • Schools and school districts are not eligible.
  • Individual artists are not eligible.
  • Any arts material or activity that is already funded by a Summer Arts Education Project Grant may not be duplicated in, or overlap with, a Term Arts Education Project Grant application. 
    • Only expenses that are not already covered by a Summer Arts Education Project award are eligible for Term Arts Education Project Grant funding.

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