Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of Nov. 11

Though far from the only thing, grants are among the main things we do here. Because of their importance in our work, and what they mean to so many of you, The Hub wants to help keep Arts Commission grants top-of-mind and reduce the number of times people say, "If only we'd known about (X or Y) grant!" We can't reach everybody, but we can try. On Mondays with deadlines on the horizon, "Grants Roundup" highlights first what grants are due that week and then includes what's coming later in increments.

This week

These are to serve mainly as final reminders to finish in-progress applications. Most grant applications simply cannot be undertaken well in this short a time frame. Consult an appropriate member of our team with questions.

Next week

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Next 30(ish)

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Rolling Deadlines

Important Notes

  • You are encouraged to also consult the SCAC grants page for up-to-date information on all grant deadlines (subject to change) and deadlines for non-grant programs.
  • For next steps, grant guidance, and more information, consult the appropriate member of our team if you are an artist or represent local organizations, an educational institution, or a non-arts business or organization offering arts programming.

Small-group financial management training for small arts orgs

Retooled, rebooted, and ready to help

Application deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019
(Ed. note: A version of this post originally ran in June, but scheduling conflicts with many of the groups ultimately caused the training to be canceled. The presenting partners, undaunted, are rebooting the process and trying to start round 2 again.) Yes, we help provide arts education opportunities. Yes, we help artists make sustainable arts careers. And yes, we also serve as a resource to strengthen community arts groups: your local theatre, dance company, orchestra, and the like. To that end, the S.C. Arts Commission is partnering with the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Alliance (which advocates for all the things mentioned above, and more, in the halls of power in Columbia and Washington) to present the second iteration of "A Stronger Bottom Line," a small-group cohort of small arts organizations getting unparalleled, tailored financial management training specific to the arts. The idea is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization's financial operations. But don't take our word for it. Here's what some participants from the first cohort had to say:

“What a productive and informative program.  I learned a great deal and am extremely confident that I can now provide a more thorough and necessary financial oversight and guidance for my organization. This program is immensely insightful. I wish everyone could have this opportunity.” - Footlight Players

“The SC Arts Alliance benefited greatly from this training. Our staff and board feel more confident in our ability to tell our financial story in a way that is transparent, meaningful, and useful. We highly recommend this training.” - S.C. Arts Alliance

This training is conducted by FMA Consultants. Here's who is eligible:
  • Only nonprofit grantees of the Donnelley Foundation and/or the S.C. Arts Commission.
  • Budget size < $1 million
  • Attendance by the executive director, plus lead finance staff or appropriate board member is required for each session. Commitment must be made with application.

Find out more and apply by going here.

 

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Richland Library seeks submissions for upcoming art exhibition

Application deadline: Friday, Nov. 15, 2019


Richland Library is currently accepting submissions for an exhibition, highlighting works by contemporary South Carolina and regional artists that focus on the importance of inclusion and racial equity in our community. Speaking to the life experiences of marginalized and underserved communities, the exhibition will run from March 4-May 1, 2020 at the Main location (1431 Assembly St.) in tandem with the 2020 TogetherSC Non-Profit Summit on Racial Equity. Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2019. For more information on what to include in the submission and where to send it, please visit richlandlibrary.com/art.
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Chicora Voices seeks executive director

(Ed. note: An application deadline was not provided.)


The executive director position is the key management leader of Chicora Voices' operations and strategic execution. He/she is responsible for overseeing fundraising efforts, community outreach and marketing, and organizational administration. This role reports to the Chicora Voices' Board of Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities

Chicora Voices Executive Director is responsible for several core functions. They include the following: Financial Performance - Fundraising (40%) The Executive Director develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization through fundraising efforts. He/she helps identify and cultivate prospective donors, ensures that a fundraising committee has adequate resources and support, leads any available grant writing, asks for contributions, and thanks donors for contributing. Organizational Operations (35%) The Executive Director oversees and executes all required administrative tasks, including but not limited to recruiting new members and maintaining the membership database, creating and disseminating all internal communications, managing the scholarship program, and overseeing the financial ledgers. Community Outreach and Marketing (20%) The Executive Director is the face of Chicora Voices throughout the community, presenting information about the organization when needed. He/she works with all social media outlets to promote the Chicora Voices image and community recognition, creates external marketing materials, and uses available marketing funds to promote Chicora Voices events and auditions with local publications. Board of Directors Responsibilities (5%) The Executive Director reports directly to the Chicora Voices Board of Directors. He/she is responsible for supporting the organization’s mission as set by the board, as well as communicating effectively, providing all information necessary for the board to function properly and make informed decisions.

Requirements

Applicants are required to have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies, specific to non-profit and arts organizations
  • Ability to work independently, as well as engage volunteer and donor groups
  • Strong written communication, oral communication, and presentation skills
Applicants are preferred to have:
  • Previous experience in choral music or the arts, ideally on a Board of Directors
  • Three or more years of non-profit management experience
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to work an average of 20 hours per week

Compensation

The current salary range offered to this position is between $15,000-$25,000 based on level of experience and demonstration of skills. Please note: the Executive Director is ultimately responsible for supporting his/her own compensation based on fundraising and operations success, and the amount can be adjusted at the discretion of the Board of Directors based on execution of tasks and overall budget growth.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of introduction and their resume to info@chicoravoices.org. Chicora Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chicora Voices’ Mission Statement

The mission of Chicora Voices is to provide a premier choral experience for young people of Greenville and the surrounding communities. These are our goals as we work to accomplish our mission:
  • Provide high quality musical training in the choral setting that promotes music literacy and healthy singing habits
  • Achieve artistic excellence in musical performances
  • Develop self-discipline in an environment promoting mutual respect
  • Promote a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of choral music
  • Provide need-based scholarships to deserving students

CREATE Conway opens Holiday Bazaar registration

Seeking artists, artisans, crafters, and food truck vendors


CREATE! Conway presents HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2019 complete with live music, food truck vendors, over 50 exhibiting artists, designers, and crafters. We will be transforming the auditorium and parking lot of Ekklesia Christian Church into a holiday shopping wonderland and we need you!
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 2469 Highway 501 East,  Conway (Ekklesia Christian Church)
Click here to reserve a spot now.
  • 10' x 10' indoor spaces are $60
  • 10' x 10' outdoor spaces are $35
  • Food truck spaces are $50
Email inquiries to createconway@gmail.com or call Dee at 810.923.3334.

Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of Nov. 4

Though far from the only thing, grants are among the main things we do here. Because of their importance in our work, and what they mean to so many of you, The Hub wants to help keep Arts Commission grants top-of-mind and reduce the number of times people say, "If only we'd known about (X or Y) grant!" We can't reach everybody, but we can try. On Mondays with deadlines on the horizon, "Grants Roundup" highlights first what grants are due that week and then includes what's coming later in increments.

This week

These are to serve mainly as final reminders to finish in-progress applications. Most grant applications simply cannot be undertaken well in this short a time frame. Consult an appropriate member of our team with questions.
  • n/a

Next week

Next 30(ish)

  • n/a

Rolling Deadlines

Important Notes

  • You are encouraged to also consult the SCAC grants page for up-to-date information on all grant deadlines (subject to change) and deadlines for non-grant programs.
  • For next steps, grant guidance, and more information, consult the appropriate member of our team if you are an artist or represent local organizations, an educational institution, or a non-arts business or organization offering arts programming.

Tuning Up: Some Fri-yay notes

Good morning!  "Tuning Up" is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order...


It's Friday. Let's ease into things today.

UofSC SVAD offering artist residency in Columbia

Application deadline: Jan. 5, 2020


The School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) at the University of South Carolina is accepting applications for its 2020 Artist Residency Program at Stormwater Studios in Columbia. SVAD hosts an Artist Residency Program through its studio space inside of Stormwater Studios, providing essential studio space for students, faculty members, and visiting artists and community members to develop new work, lead workshops, give educational talks, and host exhibitions. We’ve designed our studio to be an ideal working environment for visual artists to test new ideas and experiment with materials. The program is designed to provide a local or regional artist with the time and space to create new works within an established artist community, and the opportunity to engage with SVAD students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater Columbia community. The participating artist-in-residence will be provided an honorarium of $1,000 to support their work and activity, but housing and transportation are not provided. Participation in Third Thursday Open Studios (March 19, 2020) and with the SVAD and Columbia communities is strongly encouraged. Dates of residency: March 2, 2020 – April 3, 2020

How to apply

Please send the following by email, as one PDF, to svadstrm@mailbox.sc.edu:
  • Digital portfolio (10 – 20 images)
  • Resume
  • Artist Statement describing the following:
    •  current work
    • proposed project while in residence
    •  how you will engage with SVAD’s students and the local community (workshop, presentation, etc.), a requirement of the residency
SVAD is accepting applications through Jan. 5, 2020. (Look, it's a cliché, but it really will be here before you know it.) Semi-finalists will be interviewed and the final artist chosen by Jan. 31, 2020. The full details can be found on their website. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Community Programs Coordinator Anna Toptchi, at toptchi@mailbox.sc.edu or 803.777.4184.

Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of Oct. 28

Though far from the only thing, grants are among the main things we do here. Because of their importance in our work, and what they mean to so many of you, The Hub wants to help keep Arts Commission grants top-of-mind and reduce the number of times people say, "If only we'd known about (X or Y) grant!"

We can't reach everybody, but we can try. On Mondays with deadlines on the horizon, "Grants Roundup" highlights first what grants are due that week and then includes what's coming later in increments.


This week

These are to serve mainly as final reminders to finish in-progress applications. Most grant applications simply cannot be undertaken well in this short a time frame. Consult an appropriate member of our team with questions.

  • n/a

Next week

  • n/a

Next 30(ish)

Rolling Deadlines

Important Notes

  • You are encouraged to also consult the SCAC grants page for up-to-date information on all grant deadlines (subject to change) and deadlines for non-grant programs.
  • For next steps, grant guidance, and more information, consult the appropriate member of our team if you are an artist or represent local organizations, an educational institution, or a non-arts business or organization offering arts programming.

SCAC opens new arts orgs+ arts ed position

Apply now for the SCAC's new position

Application deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET
The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking a specialist for arts organizations and education (Arts Coordinator II).  The most highly qualified candidate will have experience in K-12 arts education, community arts development, and leadership in the arts.  The candidate must also demonstrate good judgment along with the ability to build and maintain relationships among a broad cross section of local arts council, business, government, arts, education, and community leaders to support S.C. Arts Commission programs and services statewide. The person in this role will:
  • design, manage and implement statewide programs for arts organizations, K-12 schools, and arts education programs,
  • work under supervision of the deputy director, playing a vital role in working with constituents, grantees, educators, artists, teaching artists, organizations, and partner agencies,
  • provide consulting and technical assistance to arts organizations, non-arts organizations, schools, and individuals within assigned programmatic areas.

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree* in arts education, an arts discipline, or arts administration and five (5) years combined professional experience in any of the following:
  • Arts education
  • Arts education programming
  • Community arts development
  • Non-profit administration
  • Certified K-12 classroom teacher
  • Educational administration
The ideal candidate would also have comprehensive understanding of the arts, arts disciplines, and issues related to arts education and youth development through the arts; knowledge of state and national arts and arts education issues; the ability to conduct needs assessments, evaluate programs and propose appropriate solutions, prepare reports; and the ability to speak Spanish. *Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Salary and other details may be found by visiting the link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential. Overnight travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity. View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.