Grants for artist entrepreneurs now available

The new guidelines have now been posted for the next round of Artists’ Ventures Initiative grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission. These grants are designed to encourage and enable the creation of new artist-driven, arts-based business ventures that will provide career satisfaction and sustainability for South Carolina artists. Individuals and collaboratives may apply for up to $5,000 toward launching a new venture or significantly altering an existing venture. Grantees also get valuable one-on-one consultations with artist entrepreneurs as well as training weekends and workshops.

The South Carolina Arts Commission will review letters of intent and related materials and extend an invitation to selected applicants to develop the proposed venture into a full grant proposal. The deadline to submit letters of intent is December 14, 2012. The full grant application will be due in March 2013.

Visit or contact Kim Harne at 803/734-8630 for more information.