The Humanities CouncilSC offers new Fast Track Literary Grants

The Humanities CouncilSC offers new Fast Track Literary Grants

The Humanities CouncilSC  has launched a new grant category available to South Carolina nonprofit organizations and public institutions. The Fast Track Literary Grant is intended to support new or existing public literary programs such as (but not limited to) writers series, festivals, conferences, workshops, or writer’s residencies at schools. Applications will be accepted quarterly, and the first deadline is November 16, 2015, for programs that begin after January 1, 2016.

The Fast Track Literary Grant, one of The Humanities CouncilSC’s new literary initiatives announced in July 2015, has a streamlined, two-page application form and will consider requests up to $3,000 for the pilot year. The application is available online: For more information, contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477,

The Fast Track Literary Grant also receives support from the South Carolina Arts Commission.

The mission of The Humanities CouncilSC is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 23-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

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