Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of Dec. 2

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.

*The Roundup might run on Tuesdays when state holidays occur on a Monday.


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.

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Next week

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Next 30(ish)

Rolling Deadlines

Important Notes

Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of Nov. 25

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. *The Roundup might run on Tuesdays when state holidays occur on a Monday.


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 (Really? Thanksgiving week? Not happening. We're kinder than that.)

Next week

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Next 30(ish)

Rolling Deadlines

Important Notes

Submitted material

Call for woodworking exhibit entries in Belton

Submission deadline: Jan. 8, 2020


Belton Center for the Arts is seeking artisans to add some warmth to the gallery this winter. The center's January exhibit is to showcase works made at the hands of area woodworkers. Artists must submit up to three entries, hand-delivered between Jan. 7-11, 2020. The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. For entry guidelines, visit www.beltoncenterforthearts.org/exhibits.

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City of Cayce makes massive call for art

Submission deadline: Friday, Dec. 6 at noon EST (details below)


The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone. The City of Cayce is issuing a Call for Artists for various Art District (district) improvements. We would like to commission the following:
  • Murals
  • Sculptures
  • Artistic seating element
  • Other improvements for the city’s Arts District
Responding artists do not have to respond to each and every aspect of this call.

Background

The city is in the process of developing its historical downtown (near the intersection of State and Frink streets) into an Arts District, to build upon the momentum of our “previtalization” success and nurture the city’s vibrant arts community. This call builds upon existing investment in arts and revitalization in this area. City council recently approved amending the city’s zoning ordinance to create an Arts Design Overlay District, which allows, among other things, artists and business owners the flexibility to live and work in the same building. In addition to the zoning action described above, the city is in the process of developing an Art Lot in the center of the proposed Arts District, which also provides a parking location for visitors of the Cayce Riverwalk entering at the Lyles Street trailhead and visiting the nearby businesses. The Art Lot, funded by a general Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF), is an initiative to develop an empty lot, previously purchased and cleared by the city, into a free public parking lot with art and recreation amenities. The Art Lot will have eight parking spaces and will include covered picnic tables, benches, various displays for art and a K-9 memorial. Public art is essential to the vision for the Arts District. Thus, the city is commissioning artists to design and create various works of public art and other improvements that will be visible to the public as they are walking and driving along State and Frink streets and that will enhance the District. This call for artists is being supported by a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant, through CCCF. It is the city’s second Call for Artists; a prior call for artists to design two murals was issued in August 2019. For various reasons, including the award of the Knight Foundation grant, the city felt it was in their best interest to reissue the call and include the additional improvements requested herein.

Murals Project Description

We believe that art can be transformative and the impact of murals has value beyond the art on the walls. It is a form of expression that gives voice to what is important in our community. The aim of this project is to bring art to public spaces by transforming empty walls into energetic and engaging spaces for the community to participate with and/or enjoy. The exact size of the mural/s will be determined in collaboration with city staff, the property owner and the artist. The property owner at any point can decide to not proceed with the mural and at all times has final approval of the design of the mural/s. The following sites have been chosen to receive murals; however, the locations are subject to change.
  1. 1804 State St. (the wall is north facing)
  2. 2010 State St. (the wall is south facing)
The overall budget for both murals is $20,000. This amount includes all costs related to the artists’ design and project management fees, subcontract and consultant costs, overhead costs, fabrication and installation of the art mural, liability and insurance costs as required, and all other costs associated with the mural project.

Sculpture Project Description

The city desires to install two (2) sculptures throughout the district. A sculpture is defined as a visual work or art in two- or three-dimensions, which can be viewed from multiple sides. All entries must be of safe design and construction and aesthetically appropriate for display in public spaces. Non-traditional designs and materials are welcome for consideration. We encourage use of local materials such as Guignard Brick, Cayce granite, Congaree river rocks, and CMC Steel. All designs should include how the artwork (including its base) would relate to the location. The overall budget for both sculptures is $20,000. This amount includes all costs related to the artist’s design and project management fees, subcontract and consultant costs, overhead costs, fabrication and installation of the sculptures, liability and insurance costs as required, and all other costs associated with the project.

Seating Element Project Description

The city would also like to include an iconic, functional seating element in the district. Non-traditional designs and materials are welcome for consideration. Once again we encourage use of local materials such as Guignard brick, Cayce granite, Congaree River rocks, and CMC steel. The art pieces will have to be appropriate for public use and require minimum maintenance. The chosen pieces will be for exterior installation and requires durability and characteristics to withstand the environmental elements in the Southeast. The overall budget for the seating element is $10,000. This amount includes all costs related to the artist’s design and project management fees, subcontract and consultant costs, overhead costs, fabrication and installation of the seating element, liability and insurance costs as required, and all other costs associated with the project.

Other Improvements for the Arts District Project Description

We welcome submissions from artists to propose other ideas for improving the Arts District.

Proposals

  1. A narrative and drawing illustrating the concept, including supplemental information such as medium to be used.
  2. An itemized budget to include the cost of all materials and supplies, design, overhead costs, fabrication and installation, liability and insurance costs, and artist stipend.
  3. A timetable.
  4. A maintenance plan and projected cost. The maintenance plan should provide recommendations for upkeep, specifically detailing the necessary steps for maintaining the piece and/or touch ups for 10 years after completion.
  5. A resume and artist’s statement.
  6. Supporting material such as examples of other works and/or reviews of similar work. Examples should describe size, materials, and location of other public works.

Responding artists must agree to the following:

  • Artists authorize the use of their renderings, sketches and photographs submitted with their proposal and photographs of the finished projects in publications about the project.
  • Burdens related to copyright shall be the full responsibility of artist(s).
  • Submission of your work is your acknowledgement that the work represented is original; that you hold harmless the City of Cayce, sponsoring and participating organizations, their directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers from any responsibility, personal liability, claims, loss or damage arising out of or in conjunction with participation.

Deadline and Submissions

Proposals are due Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at noon (EST) via email to Mendy Corder, mcorder@caycesc.gov and the selected artist/s will be notified by Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.

Evaluation and Award Process

Each proposal will be reviewed by city staff and the President of the Cayce Arts Guild. Selected artists will be notified by Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Artists do not have to respond to every aspect of this call. All of this work may be commissioned to one or multiple artists. Issuance of this RFP and receipt of proposals does not commit the city to award a contract. The city reserves the right to postpone receipt date, accept or reject any or all proposals received in response to this RFP, or to negotiate with any of the artists submitting an RFP, or to cancel all or part of this RFP.

Panel Selection Criteria

The review panel will consider the following factors for each proposal:
  • Ability to meet the project’s artistic goals
  • Ability to collaborate with clients
  • Ability to meet the project timeline
  • The proposed budget for the work

Questions

 Contact Mendy Corder at mcorder@caycesc.gov or 803.550.9557.

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Calling all South Carolina student artists

Submit your work to a premier regional competition


ArtFields Jr. is now accepting submissions for the 2020 competition! ArtFields Jr. is a statewide competition sponsored by Lake City Creative Alliance that provides the opportunity for young South Carolina artists to be recognized and rewarded for their work. Now through Feb. 13, 2020, South Carolina student-artists in grades 1-12 who are 18 years old or younger are invited to submit. Submissions are free and almost $3,000 is up for grabs in prize money. Besides the monetary awards up for grabs in four grade categories, selected ArtFields Jr. artists will also have their work on display during ArtFields for the thousands of visitors who travel to the event each year, as well as have the opportunity to win student choice awards voted by fellow students. Students can also choose to list their artwork for sale during the competition.

Submission Details & Timeline

One SC Fund awards more than $313,000

More than $4.8 million distributed to nonprofits since fund’s inception

Awards for hurricane relief and disaster preparation


The One SC Fund Committee awarded $313,344 in grants to 11 organizations across South Carolina for disaster relief and recovery projects in the fall 2019 grant cycle. To date, the One SC Fund—established by former Gov. Nikki Haley in November 2015 after the Thousand Year Flood to help South Carolinians who are recovering from a disaster—has awarded more than $4.86 million in grants to nonprofits to support disaster recovery projects across the state and helped more than 2,400 families return home. The fund is housed and administered by Central Carolina Community Foundation. The foundation does not charge fees for this work, ensuring that 100% of monies donated are granted to local nonprofits providing disaster relief and recovery. “The One SC Fund has helped thousands of South Carolinians affected by disaster return home during the past four years,” said JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “We’re grateful for the many generous donors who have helped these families and individuals.” No arts organizations were part of this round of awards, but nonprofit arts organizations are eligible to receive funding. Find information about applying for grants at www.yourfoundation.org/OneSCGrants. The next round of applications will be accepted from Feb. 1-29, 2020. There is still much work required to rebuild South Carolina from recent disasters—work that will require funding. Donations to the One SC Fund are being accepted and will help continue the work of serving those impacted by past, current, and future disasters that hit our state. 100% of monies donated will be granted to local nonprofits providing disaster relief and recovery.

How to Donate to the One SC Fund

Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Fund can do so in the following ways:
  • Online: Visit www.onescfund.org/ to make a donation with your credit card.
  • Mail: Send a check made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC to: Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC 2142 Boyce St., Suite 402 Columbia, SC 29201

About Central Carolina Community Foundation

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands' center for philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the online giving challenge Midlands Gives, On the Table, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, Annual scholarships, and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.

Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of Nov. 18

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. *The Roundup might run on Tuesdays when state holidays occur on a Monday.


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.

Arts jobs alert! New openings in Columbia, Spartanburg


Columbia | Nickelodeon Theatre

Communications Manager Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2019 The communications manager shapes the brand and voice and develops strategies to engage members, reach new audiences for the theatre and media education programs and raise the local and regional profile of the Indie Grits Festival. The Manager is responsible for the development, administration, coordination, and implementation of all elements of the marketing, public relations, publications, and advertising functions of the Columbia Film Society. This position requires a strong visual sensibility, excellent writing skills, and works closely with programming staff of the theatre and IG Labs and supervises the marketing coordinator. The communications manager reports to the executive director of the Columbia Film Society. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
  • Schedule The work is performed in an office setting during regularly scheduled office hours, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. It will require some flexibility and availability for evening activities.
  • Benefits and Wages The Columbia Film Society offers health, vision, dental care and retirement benefits. The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000.
For complete information and application instructions, click here.

Spartanburg| Chapman Cultural Center

Theater Technical Coordinator Application deadline: none provided Chapman Cultural CenterChapman Cultural Center (CCC) is seeking to fill the position of theater technical coordinator (TC). The TC would be responsible for the maintenance, oversight, and technical operations of CCC’s Theater. These responsibilities will include the oversight of the theater’s presentations and projects, all backstage and back of house personnel, equipment, operations, lighting, sound, and coordinating necessary maintenance. During periods when the services of the TC are not required in the theater, their services will be used in the maintenance and usage of technical equipment in other areas of CCC. The TC reports to the theater services manager. Due to the high volume and complexity of the Chapman Cultural Center theater operations and the need to carefully coordinate the activities of both resident partner agencies and outside renters, the TC must demonstrate a significant degree of both technical expertise and diplomatic skills to properly manage the use of the theater on a daily basis and maintain a standard of excellence. TC is responsible for the efficient and safe operation of CCC Theater facilities and equipment.
  • Work Schedule: 25 hours weekly, varies for events
  • Position Status: hourly position
  • Competencies:
    • Associates degree in Theater Production, Sound Engineering, Lighting, or Media Arts
    • Supplementary three to five years of work related experience with training in technical theater and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Must be able to work flexible hours on nights and weekends
    • Knowledge of technical operations, methods, materials, practices and procedures involved in theater operation
    • Technical Theatre skills: sound, lighting, stagecraft; management of stage crews
    • Knowledge of signal flows, microphone patching, and cable running processes
    • Knowledge/experience devising and implementing technical plans for productions
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment
    • Comprehensive knowledge of safety measures and hazards related to theater production
    • Must have a student mentality- open to learning new systems and processes
    • Resourceful and independent but capable of being a good team player
    • Able to work with minimal supervision
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to pjones@spartanarts.org.

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

  • n/a

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.

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.