SCAC: Individual Artist Fellowships

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Next predicted deadline: Sep 16, 2024 8:59pm PDT

Later predicted deadlines: Jan 16, 2025 8:59pm PST

Grant amount: US $10,000

Fields of work: Folk/ Traditional Art Music Theater Dance Film Poetry Textile & Fiber Arts Show all

Applicant type: Artist

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: South Carolina

Location of residency: South Carolina

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

Overview:

Individual Artist Fellowships

Purpose

These fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of South Carolina’s exceptional individual artists. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive process and are based on artistic merit, achievements, and commitment to discipline. The fellowship awards bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and employment opportunities.

Funding

$10,000

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

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a practicing individual artist (duos, collaborative works, and other ensembles are not eligible), working in one (1) or more of the disciplines eligible for the application year.
    • Up to five (5) fellowships are awarded each year (maximum of one in each discipline), with artistic disciplines rotating from year to year.
    • The next eligible disciplines will be:
      • FY25: Poetry; Spoken word/Slam poetry; Choreography & Directing (film theatre, opera); Performance: dance, music, or acting (film or theatre); and Folklife and Traditional Arts (quilting, embroidery, sewing, beading, weaving, pottery, basketmaking, woodcarving, folk music, dance, or oral literature)
      • FY26: Visual Art; Craft; Design arts (architecture, fashion, graphic, industrial, or interior); and Media Production (apply fall 2024)
      • FY27: Prose; Spoken word/Slam poetry; Performance: dance, music, or acting (film or theatre); and Playwriting/Screenwriting (apply fall 2025)
      • FY28: Visual Art; Craft; Time-Based Art (installation, sound, film, video art, animation, computer-generated art, or performance art); and Music: Composition (apply fall 2026)
  • The applicant must also be:
    • A legal resident of the U.S. and S.C. with a permanent residence in the state for two (2) years prior to the application date and throughout the fellowship period; and
    • 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Purpose:
    • To recognize and reward the artistic achievements of South Carolina's exceptional individual artists
  • There is a limit of two SCAC Fellowships in an artist’s career.
  • An artist may apply in more than one category but is only eligible to receive one fellowship.
    • If applying in more than one category, a different body of work must be submitted for each category.

Ineligibility:

  • The applicant must not be a degree-seeking student during the award period.
  • There is a period of ineligibility of 10 years after the first fellowship is awarded.
  • Fellows may not receive any other SCAC grant awards during their fellowship year.

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This page was last reviewed March 05, 2024 and last updated March 05, 2024