Deadlines extended for Verner Award nominations and Fellowship applications

Need more time to complete your Verner Award nomination or your Fellowship application? You’re in luck – the deadlines have been extended for both programs.

Verner Award nominations are now due November 8; Fellowship applications are now due Nov. 15.

The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina. The Arts Commission annually presents the Verner Awards to honor South Carolina arts organizations, patrons, artists, members of the business community, and government entities who maximize their roles as innovators, supporters and advocates of the arts. The deadline to submit a nomination is Nov. 8.

Artists working in poetry, prose, acting or playwriting are invited to apply for 2018-2019 Individual Artist Fellowships. Up to four awards of $5,000 will be awarded to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence and provide financial support to S.C. artists of merit. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive, anonymous process and are based solely on artistic excellence. The fellowship awards bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and employment opportunities. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15.

The deadline to submit Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award nominations remains the same – Nov. 15. The Folk Heritage Award is an annual award presented by the South Carolina General Assembly to practitioners and advocates of traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state. Up to four artists and one advocate may receive awards each year. The Folk Heritage Award is managed jointly by the Traditional Arts Program of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum.