Find out how to benefit from a design arts grant or program

This conference call was postponed in October and has now been rescheduled.

The South Carolina Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Columbia Design League, will offer South Carolina artists, arts organizations, designers, cities and communities an overview of design arts programs and grants available from the National Endowment for the Arts via conference call on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m.

Join us to learn more about the variety of design programs offered by the NEA and how your community can benefit from a range of opportunities, including rural design workshops, design project grants, community development through the arts and creative placemaking initiatives.

To date, three South Carolina communities have received Our Town grants: City of Charleston, Town of Pendleton and City of Spartanburg

(Related: City of Spartanburg awarded $25,000 Our Town grant. Also, read how Spartanburg plans to use this grant: Emphasizing the arts during a neighborhood revitalization.)

Jason Schupbach and Ken MayWHAT: Conference call with Jason Schupbach, Director of Design for the National Endowment for the Arts, and Ken May, Executive Director, South Carolina Arts Commission (pictured left to right).

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 – 11 a.m

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Artists, designers, and representatives of arts organizations, cities, communities, local government and other institutions interested in funding and program opportunities for design projects.

COST: Free

RSVP to Shawna Bauer at or (803) 734-8687. Please indicate whether you wish to participate by phone or in person.

  • By phone: Shawna will send instructions for connecting to the call
  • In person: Up to 20 seats are available at the South Carolina Arts Commission on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your space with your RSVP

Review the online guidelines for any of the following design arts programs and grants to determine if the opportunities fit your organization or community: