Folklife & Traditional Arts Grants for Organizations
The South Carolina Arts Commission’s Folklife and Traditional Arts grant program aims to ensure that South Carolina’s living traditions remain vibrant and visible parts of community life. The grant supports non-profit organizations that seek to promote and preserve the traditional arts practiced across the state. Priority for funding is given to projects that provide recognition and support for South Carolina’s traditional art forms and their practitioners. Traditional arts are expressions of shared identity that are learned as a part of the cultural life of a particular group. This shared identity may be due to familial, geographic, tribal, occupational, religious or ethnic connections. Expressions of a living culture, traditional arts have been handed down from one generation to the next and reflect the shared experience and values of a group. Open to S.C. nonprofit organizations or units of government. Before applying, you are strongly advised to contact the Arts Commission to discuss your project with the program director to determine if your project meets the guidelines. The Application Deadline is March 15.