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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.

Free grant writing workshop in Dillon

South Carolina Humanities, the Dillon County Theatre Association, and the city of Dillon Wellness Center will be the hosts of a FREE grants writing workshop. Staff and volunteers of South Carolina cultural organizations and nonprofit agencies are invited to attend. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Dillon Wellness Center (647 Commerce Dr., Dillon, SC 29536). Admission to the workshop is free, but pre-registration is REQUIRED. The workshop is especially targeting, but is not exclusive to, the Pee Dee counties of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro. More information about the workshop and the online registration form can be found here: https://schumanities.org/news/free-grants-writing-workshop-in-dillon/.

Tuning Up: Myriad opportunities for artists + grant writing

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...


This one's for you, #SCartists...

[caption id="attachment_34666" align="aligncenter" width="563"] The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.[/caption] A spate of calls for art and/or fellowship opportunities came through in recent days, so we're letting you know what we've seen (which, dear reader, is not to be assumed is an exhaustive list of opportunities). Please visit links for deadlines and requirements/restrictions/guidelines! And now, here they are:
  • Submissions are being sought for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019, the center's fifth survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2019 will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November. Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina. Please visit the website for specific details regarding the submissions.
  • Greenville Center for Creative Arts announced that 2019/2020 Brandon Fellowship applications will open June 7, 2019. The Brandon Fellowship is a 12-month program that aims to develop three emerging artists between the ages of 21-30. Brandon Fellows receive a university style studio space at GCCA, a $250 stipend for art supplies per six-month period, an artist mentor, access to one 6-week class per session, and participation in group shows & community events. Please visit the GCCA website for Brandon Fellowship information.
  • Spartanburg/Upstate musicians are encouraged to sign up for live street performances in the Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District. Currently, performances are scheduled to be held near four street intersections: Liberty & East Main streets, Church & East Main streets, Magnolia & Dunbar streets, and W. Main St. Pocket Park by The Coffee Bar. The live performances will take place Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, concluding in October. You must be a Chapman Cultural Center registered musician to perform. A link to join the registry and more information is on this page.

Oh, yeah, grant writing

The Central Midlands Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Columbia, June 17-18, 2019.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment. Tuition is $455 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary. Click here for full event details.

Summer learning for artists from Artists U

Grant writing, basic financial skills, and more


Artists U is the S.C. Arts Commission's partner to serve #SCartists in providing training to make sustainable careers out of your artistic pursuits.  A lot of times, a career as an artist requires skills that don't get covered in school: grant writing, financial basics, etc. Rather than go it alone, the SCAC/Artists U partnership provides in-depth training for no cost: Artists U teaches, and SCAC funding covers the tuition as part of ArtsGrowSC. This June, Artists U has three great workshops scheduled. The courses fill up fast, so don't hesitate—register today!
Grant Writing for Artists
  • Friday, June 14
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Charleston
Presenting Your Art
  • Saturday, June 15
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Charleston
  • Note: Enrollment for this workshop is limited and by application!
Finances for Artists: Basics and Beyond
  • Sunday, June 16
  • 2-6 p.m.
  • Columbia
  • Note: Limited enrollment
Click here to learn more and register/apply for these workshops.

Grants Roundup: Special Edition

Though far from the only thing, grants are certainly among the main things we do here. And 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 instances of people telling us, "If only we'd known about X 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 in later increments.


Two-day grants training course coming to Columbia

Central Midlands Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Columbia, July 16-17, 2018.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines (not just the arts).  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Click here for full event details. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

This week

These are to serve mainly as final reminders. Most grant applications simply cannot be undertaken well in this short a time frame. Consult your county or discipline coordinator with questions!
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Important Notes

  • You are encouraged to also consult the SCAC deadline 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:
    • your county coordinator if you represent local organizations, businesses, or educational institutions, or
    • your discipline coordinator if you're an individual artist or serve the statewide population.

Free grants writing workshop in Allendale April 20

South Carolina Humanities, in partnership with USC Salkehatchie, the South Carolina State Library, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, is hosting a free grants writing workshop and invites staff and volunteers of S.C. cultural organizations and nonprofit agencies to attend. Admission to the workshop is free, but pre-registration is REQUIRED. This workshop is especially targeted to the six-county Promise Zone region (Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper). The workshop will be held April 20, from 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Conference Room in the Education Building of USC Salkehatchie’s West Campus in Allendale (address: USC Building #849, 266 Spruce Street, Allendale, SC). Staff, officers, and board members of SC Humanities, South Carolina State Library, and the South Carolina Arts Commission will lead participants in a general grants writing overview, will highlight funding opportunities for cultural projects and other cultural resources, and can offer feedback on project ideas and application drafts, time permitting. This workshop offers a unique learning opportunity for cultural organizations of all sizes and provides the opportunity for partnership building between local organizations with similar missions. REGISTRATION for the Grants Writing Workshop for Community Cultural Projects is REQUIRED. Please REGISTER HERE. Schedule: 10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Overview of General Grants Writing Techniques 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Overview of Resources and Grants for Community Cultural Projects South Carolina Arts Commission – Susan DuPlessis, Program Director South Carolina State Library – Dawn Mullin; Reference Librarian SC Humanities – T.J. Wallace, Assistant Director 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Questions, Networking, and Partnership Building 12:45 p.m. – Adjourn For more information, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477 or tjwallace@schumanities.org. Special thanks to USC Salkehatchie for hosting the workshop!

Grant writing workshop offered by Charleston Association of Grant Professionals

GrantsThe Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) and the Office of Grants at Charleston Southern University present "Grant Writing Basics: a Step-by-Step Journey Through the Six Parts of a Proposal" on Tues., July 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at  Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29406. The workshop will be presented by grant writer, reviewer and trainer Dr. Linda Karges-Bone, distinguished professor at Charleston Southern University and author of "The Educator's Guide to Grants for Schools and Nonprofits." Registration and a brown bag networking lunch begin at noon; drinks and desserts will be provided. The workshop takes place from 1 - 4 p.m. From the selection of a memorable title to the creative impact of a capacity-building dissemination plan, participants will acquire the necessary skills for a powerful proposal design.

  • What are the four tried and true ways to begin a Project Summary?
  • Why does one need both qualitative and quantitative data in a Justification Plan?
  • How does one create targeted Objectives?
  • What are the elements of a realistic Evaluation Plan?
  • What does a robust Timeline and activity table look like?
Answers to these questions, along with samples, strategies, and stories about the real world of grant writing make this workshop a good choice for both beginners and intermediate level grant writers. The workshop includes a materials packet, book, and newly updated CD of hundreds of funding sources. Registration is $40 for Charleston Association of Grant Professionals members and $50 for non-members. Find a location map and register online. Workshop facilitators are Dr. Patty Hambrick, director of academic grants at Charleston Southern University, and Carolyn Lackey, grant writing consultant and founder, Charleston Association of Grant Professionals. Contact Lackey at 843.452.4492 or carolynlackey@comcast.net for more information. About the Charleston Association of Grant Professionals The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) was founded in 1998 to give area grant writers the opportunity to network and to improve their grant writing skills through training and opportunities to meet funders. Now in its 18th year, CAGP continues to offer professional development opportunities for grant writers and cover a variety of grant-related topics at our monthly meetings.

South Carolina State Library offering free grants research and proposal writing classes

The South Carolina State Library is offering two grants research and proposal writing classes open to the public at no charge. Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization. This class helps individuals working with nonprofit organizations locate information on grants available from private foundations and corporations using the South Carolina State Library's electronic and print resources. Sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to noon and are offered on two different dates:

Proposal Writing Basics - This class will focus on what needs to be included in all grant proposals.  Sessions will be offered on two different dates: Both classes will be held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia and are free; however, registration is required.  For more information, please contact Information Services Librarian Dawn Mullin at 803-737-3762 or dmullin@statelibrary.sc.gov.

Free grantwriting workshop and book talk for artists

Andrew Simonet from Artists U will be in Charleston for the Alliance of Artist Communities conference, and he's offering free events for artists:

Tuesday October 21, 6-9 p.m. Grant Writing for Artists The Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Charleston SC 29424 From Andrew: I didn't sign up to be a grantwriter. I wanted to be a choreographer. I discovered that, to make my work, I needed to find support. So I embarked on a painful learning process of trial and error, making every possible grant writing mistake. I secured grants from funders like Creative Capital, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Rockefeller Foundation. I will share with you everything I've learned. Based on 20 years of grant writing and art making, I will introduce artists to principles for writing simple, clear grants. No bull, no fancy powerpoints, just real-world tools for being an artist who writes grants.

RSVP here.

Wednesday October 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Book Talk: "Making Your Life as an Artist" The Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun St. Charleston SC 29424 Andrew will talk about the challenges artists face, and the creativity and resourcefulness we use to over come them. How can we build balanced, productive, sustainable artist lives?

Via: Artists U

Beginner’s grant writing workshop offered in Charleston

[caption id="attachment_12427" align="alignright" width="122"]Linda Karges-Bone Linda Karges-Bone[/caption] The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals and Charleston Southern University present “Bone Up on the Basics – A Beginner’s Grant Writing Workshop” on May 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. Workshop speaker Dr. Linda Karges-Bone is the author of "The Guide to Grants," "Grant Writing for Teachers," and "The Grant Writer’s Guide." Workshop topics:

  • The components of a grant proposal
  • How to avoid the 10 common mistakes in grant design
  • Do's and don'ts of grant writing
  • Finding the right match for your project or organization
Participants are invited to bring a lunch and network with other grant writers at noon, prior to the workshop. The workshop takes place at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston (Gold Room Strom Thurmond Center). Registration is $40 for Charleston Association of Grant Professionals members and $50 for non-members. The fee includes a book and materials. Register by May 24: https://basicsofgrantwriting.eventbrite.com About the Charleston Association of Grant Professionals The mission of the Charleston Association of Grant Professionals is to assist and strengthen nonprofit, governmental, and community service organizations by providing opportunities for grant-related training, networking, mentoring and collaboration. Meetings are held monthly at the Charleston County Public Library and are free and open to anyone interested in the grants process. Memberships are available for $36 a year. Contact Carolyn Lackey at (843) 452-4492 or carolynlackey@comcast.net for more information. Via: Charleston Association of Grant Professionals