For Districts

Grants

District Arts Support

The purpose of this South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) grant is to support school districts committed to implementing standards-based arts curricula and to making the arts an integral part of the basic curriculum and daily classroom instruction.

Application Deadline

Letter of Intent to apply deadline 2/15/22; contact kmotte@arts.sc.gov for letter of intent guidelines

Funding

Up to $25,000 per year

Eligibility

Most S.C. school districts with a three-year arts education strategic plan and a part- or full-time arts coordinator

District Arts Coordinator Grant

The purpose of this South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) grant is 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 arts learning strategic plan.

Application Deadline

Letter of Intent to apply deadline 2/15/22; contact kmotte@arts.sc.gov for letter of intent guidelines

Funding

Up to $30,000 per year for three years

Eligibility

Most S.C. school districts

Professional Learning

One Stop Workshop

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The One Stop Workshop is a free, conference app for SC teachers. A collaborative effort with Palmetto State Arts Education (PSAE), this virtual platform offers a “one-stop” source for professional learning on arts in education, offering content for both educators interested in arts integration as well as discipline-specific arts specialists.

Joint Arts Administrators Network

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The Joint Arts Administrators Network is a professional learning opportunity for District Arts Coordinators and Administrators of schools utilizing an arts-focused curriculum. It is a joint project of Palmetto State Arts Education with its partners, the ABC Institute, and the South Carolina Department of Education.

Programs & Offerings

ABC App

The ABC App is a collaborative networking tool that connects you with individuals, organizations, and events in the arts across the state of South Carolina and beyond. Through the ABC App, you have the opportunity to:

  • See continuous updates from the ABC Institute.
  • Connect & Collaborate with others in the ABC network.
  • Find out about upcoming events.
  • Share your events with others.
  • Discover available resources.
  • Join a Group based on your interests.

South Carolina Arts Directory

The SC Arts Directory is an extensive directory of artists, arts organizations, and teaching artists across many disciplines who work throughout South Carolina. It serves as a connector for artists, organizations, schools, and communities and allows users to find who they are looking for in multiple ways: search, artistic discipline, geographic availability, or Certified Teaching Artists. 

Other Resources

Grants Coaching

Do you have questions about the South Carolina Arts Commission grants process? Could you use some pointers for managing a grant you already have? The SCAC offers group and one-on-one coaching to answer all things grant related.