SCAC: School Arts Support Grants

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Predicted deadline: Mar 5, 2025Mar 5, 2025 8:59pm PST

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Fields of work: Art Education

Applicant type: Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

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:

NOTE: Rolling deadlines are accepted throughout the year before the deadline.

School Arts Support Grants

Purpose

To help schools acquire the supplies, materials/equipment, or professional development needed to address learning loss gaps in the arts, promote innovation in the arts classroom, and/or support arts integration initiatives to remediate core subject areas.

The SAS grant can support school-wide initiatives/projects that promote arts integration, innovation, and address learning loss in the arts.

Funding

Up to $2,500 per grant request; Individual schools are eligible to receive up to two (2) grants ($5,000 total) per fiscal year

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

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a public, private, or charter school 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.
    • Individual public schools may use their school district's Unique Entity ID and do not need to register separately.
  • An arts teacher within the school or an arts professional from outside of the school must serve as a partnering expert in the art form that will be utilized.
    • If a school wishes to apply and does not have an arts teacher, contact the K-12 Coordinator before applying.
  • Purpose:
    • To help schools acquire the supplies, materials/equipment, or professional development needed to address learning loss gaps in the arts; promote innovation in the arts classroom; and/or support arts integration initiatives to remediate core subject areas.
  • Multiple Projects or Schools:
    • A school may receive no more than two SAS grant awards per fiscal year.
    • A school may not receive more than $5,000 in SAS funds per fiscal year, maximum of $2,500 per grant.
    • A non-arts teacher may apply if using the funds for arts integration, however an arts teacher within the school or an arts professional from outside of the school must serve as a partnering expert in the art form that will be utilized.
    • Multiple teachers from the same school may apply, jointly or separately.
      • When multiple teachers from the same school apply jointly, one arts teacher must be designated as the contact person for this grant.
  • School Arts Support Grants should have a strong connection to addressing COVID related learning loss in and through the arts, promoting arts innovation, and/or increasing capacity to utilize arts integration as a teaching practice.
    • SAS grant funds may be used, in one of the following ways:
      •  Materials/Equipment/Supplies:
        • Examples could include:
          • Arts materials that will enhance teaching of areas that students are lagging in due to learning disruptions
          • Instruments to complete or increase a classroom set
          • Materials for an arts integration lesson
          • Equipment such as a pottery wheel, kiln or printing press
        • Please Note grant funds should supplement (add to) not supplant (replace) your current arts budget, meaning that grant funds should pay for materials/projects that are BEYOND your current budget capacity. Grant funds should NOT pay for materials/projects so that your current arts budget can be used elsewhere.
      • Professional Development Opportunities:
        • Examples could include:
          • Membership to state or national arts education associations
          • Conference, travel, and hotel fees for state or national conferences (travel and hotel must follow the S.C. state travel guidelines and rates).
          • Substitute teacher costs to allow for peer-to-peer planning for arts rich learning opportunities
      • Arts Residencies:
        • The artist in residence MUST spend peer to peer training time with the arts teacher to ensure growth in the teacher’s skill level and ability to teach the skill in future years.
        • Grant recipients must use members of the S.C. Arts Directory for grant-funded activities (see below for additional information).
        • SAS Grant funds can purchase materials to support the arts residency.
  • Match Requirements:
    • 1:2 (grantee:SCAC)

Preferences:

Ineligibility:

  • Arts in Basic Curriculum schools are not eligible to apply.
  • If a teacher teaches at multiple schools, they may not apply for a multi-school grant.
    • Instead, the teacher should choose which school will apply for the grant.
      • A teacher who teaches at multiple schools may apply for separate grants for each school.
  • SAS grant funds cannot be used for:
    • Direct student services such as field trips or registration/travel fees for an arts event
    • Purchase of food
    • Purchase of clothing

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