Artists: a reminder about opportunities from the S.C. Arts Commission

A fellowship, a grant and a writing competition for South Carolina artists:

1) Individual Artist Fellowships – artists working in prose, poetry, acting and playwriting may apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship. Up to four fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded.

  • Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2013
  • More info (acting & playwriting): Joy Young, (803) 734-8203
  • More info (prose & poetry): Sara June Goldstein, (803) 734-8694

2) Artists’ Ventures Initiative Grants – Artists (individuals and collaboratives) may apply for up to $5,000 in order to launch a new venture or significantly alter an existing venture.

  • Letters of intent due Dec. 13, 2013
  • More info: Joy Young, (803) 734-8203

3) First Novel Prize – a biennial competition open to writers who have never published a novel. The winner will receive a book contract with Hub City Press of Spartanburg and a $1,000 advance against royalties. Hub City will publish 1,500 copies of the book and distribute it nationally.