SCAC: District Arts Coordinator Grants

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Next predicted deadline: Feb 28, 2026 8:59pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later predicted deadlines: Apr 16, 2026 8:59pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $90,000

Fields of work: Art Education Youth Involvement in the Arts

Applicant type: School District

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

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

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

Overview:

District Arts Coordinator Grants

Purpose

This grant supports school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous district arts learning strategic plan.

For this grant program:

  • Arts disciplines are creative writing, dance, music, theatre, media arts, and visual art.
  • A district arts coordinator is an education professional with appropriate experience in the six arts disciplines, who is responsible for arts curricula and professional learning of district arts teachers. The district arts coordinator must work at least part-time exclusively at the district level.
  • Please note: A classroom teacher or other school-based employee with the additional title of district arts coordinator would not fulfill the arts coordinator position unless they have a reduced class-load to work part-time at the district level.
  • The district arts coordinator will work to develop and implement a three-to-five year district arts strategic plan for the inclusion of all six arts disciplines in the school curriculum. This plan should begin implementation no later than Year 3 of the grant cycle.

Funding

  • Up to $30,000 per year for 3 years
  • Matching Requirement: 1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

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

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a school district in South Carolina.
  • 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.
  • Purpose:
    • To support school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous district arts learning strategic plan.
  • Funds may only be used to support the salary and fringe benefits of one (1) part-time or full-time district arts coordinator.
  • The district arts coordinator must work to develop and implement a three-to-five-year district arts strategic plan for the inclusion of all six arts disciplines in the school curriculum.
    • This plan should be approved by the school board and begin implementation no later than Year 3 of the grant cycle.
  • Any activities carried out within this grant must align with state guidelines regarding COVID-19.
  • District arts coordinators will be required to participate in a 3-year mentorship cohort provided by the SCAC.
    • Meeting dates for each year will be provided in the annual grant contract.
  • Applicants may submit only one application per school district.

Preferences:

  • Priority will be given to school districts that meet the following criteria:
    • Fewer than 50% of the total schools in the district are ABC Advancement Grant Recipients. Additional priority will be given to school districts that have no ABC Advancement Grant recipients.
    • Districts in SCAC Opportunity Initiative Counties:
      • Allendale
      • Calhoun
      • Cherokee
      • Clarendon
      • Dillon
      • Edgefield
      • Hampton
      • Laurens
      • Lee
      • Marion
      • Marlboro
      • Newberry
      • Saluda

Ineligibility:

  • The applicant district may not currently employ a full-time designated district arts coordinator.
  • The past two cycles of District Arts Support grant recipients are not eligible for the current District Arts Coordinator grant.
  • Funds from another SCAC grant may not be used as matching funds.
  • Federal funding may not be used as matching funds.

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This page was last reviewed April 03, 2024 and last updated April 03, 2024