FY23 state arts funding update

State budget on the move in the House

The Hub pledged recently to give you updates on the SCAC’s FY23 budget request, and yesterday there was some big news.

The House Ways & Means committee voted to approve, among many other things, the $5.5 million increase requested by the SCAC. However, rather than designating $5 million in recurring funding and $500,000 from one-time money, the budget makers opted for:

  • $2 million increase in recurring funds for grants
  • $3 million of one-time funding for grants
  • $500,000 in one-time funding for rural pilot programs.

The budget next goes to the full House, scheduled to take it up March 14-17. As always, let the South Carolina Arts Alliance keep you updated.